Summer Illinois Mathematics Camp

Summer Illinois Mathematics Camp

Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp is a week-long math day camp for middle and high school students hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics. Campers will see the creative, discovery driven side of mathematics. By showing them some of the ways mathematicians approach problems, SIM Camp hopes to encourage them to continue studying math beyond the high school level.

Per official university policy, we will unfortunately not be able to run the 2020 Summer Illinois Mathematics (SIM) Camp as previously planned. However, we will offer an online alternative, and are in the process of brainstorming what shape this might take. We will continue to update our website and Facebook page with more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.

Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’ land grant mission.

Campers outside

Apply

Students attending the rising 8th and 10th grade camp must have taken a pre-algebra class, while students at the rising 10th through 12th grade camp need to have taken at least one year of algebra.

View our 2020 brochure for a full description of the camps.

Applications for the 2020 SIM Camp are closed until further notice. 

Campers working with compass and straightedge

Directions

SIM Camp is typically held on the University of Illinois campus in Altgeld Hall at the corner of Wright Street and Green Street in Urbana, but SIM Camp 2020 will be held online.

You can find more transportation information here.

About Us

Grace Jaffe, director

You can find more information about us here.

If you have questions, please contact math-simcamp@illinois.edu.

Sponsors

Support is provided by:

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Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’s land grant mission.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS-1449269.

 

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