BTC 2020

On 2020, Beyond the Classroom Math Summer Camp went virtual. We received more than 500 applications and served more than 200 participants on our three editions. Check out the gallery for some snapshots of the event!

We are pleased to announce that the camp’s content will remain publicly available until next summer. To access the content, you only need to register at no cost with an email here. There are more than 30 different activities related to geometry and art and participants earn a badge for every activity they complete. Anyone is welcome to join!

The theme was Polyforms and Polytopes in Art and the topics covered were:

  • Tessellations
  • Polyforms
  • Polyhedra
  • Euler Characteristic

On the last day of camp, students worked in projects to further analyze some of the concepts of the workshops. Instructors suggested a wide range of possible projects and they chose theme and scope. Students presented their results through videos or other multimedia formats.

The organizers and instructors, Debi Stout, Maritza Sirvent, Claire Merriman, and Monica Delgado, would like to thank the volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t have been able to reach as many students as we did:

  • Professors Veronica Ciocanel, Jim Fowler and Cosmin Roman
  • Shreeya Behera
  • Kacey Clark
  • Robert Dixon
  • Nick Geis
  • KT Goldstein
  • Torey Hilbert
  • Peter Hutson
  • Hannah Johnson
  • Michael Lane
  • Angela Li
  • Niko Schonsheck
  • Vicki Simmerman

A special thank you to Tom Evans, Manager of Open Learning at ODEE, for countless hours of support and guidance in setting up the online platform for the camp.


Dates:

  • High school – July 6 to 10
  • Middle school – July 20 to 24
  • Open BTC (open to everybody, no application needed) – August 3 to 7

 

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