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'''MathPath''' is a [[mathematics summer program]] for students aged 11 through 14 lasting four weeks. A qualifying test is necessary to gain admission. MathPath is centered around mathematical exploration. It is generally located in a different college campus each year.
  
'''MathPath''' is a [[mathematics summer program]] for students aged eleven through fourteen lasting four weeks. A qualifying quiz is necessary to gain admission. MathPath is centered around mathematical exploration.  
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The fee is <nowiki>$4500</nowiki>, but there are merit scholarships and financial aid. For the 2011 program, financial aid can reduce the fee to <nowiki>$0</nowiki>, depending on family income.  For details about financial support, see the  [http://www.mathpath.org/fees.htm MathPath Fees Webpage].
  
 
== Typical day ==
 
== Typical day ==
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|width="65pt"| 7:45 || Breakfast
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|width="15%"| 8:00 || Breakfast
 
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| 8:15 || History of Mathematics
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| 8:45 || History of Mathematics
 
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| 9:30 || Special topics (Small group topics such as Rubik's cube group theory, number theory, etc)
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| 9:45 || Breakout Session (Small group topics such as Rubik's cube group theory, number theory, etc)
 
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| 10:30 || Visiting Speaker
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| 11:00 || Visiting Speaker Plenary (Lecture to everyone)
 
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| 11:45 || Lunch
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| 12:15 || Lunch
 
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| 1:30&ndash;3:30 || Problem Solving Seminar
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| 1:00|| Free Time
 
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| 3:45&ndash;4:15 || Problem Solving Lecture
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| 3:00|| Writing mini-plenary
 
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| 4:20&ndash;5:00 || Problem of the Day, Math activies
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| 3:30|| Breakout Session
 
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| 5:30 || Dinner
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| 5:00|| Problem of the Day, Wrap-up, Announcements
 
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| 7:00 || Math study hour
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| 5:30|| Dinner
 
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| 8:00 || Recreational activities (soccer, swimming, tennis, etc)
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| 6:30|| Recreational activities (soccer, swimming, tennis, chess, work on math problems, etc)
 
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| 10:30 || Lights out
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| 8:30|| Everyone back in the dorm
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| 9:30|| Dorm Meetings
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| 10:15|| Lights out, quiet
 
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==History==
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George Rubin Thomas founded MathPath in 2002 as a math program for students aged 11 to 14. The name MathPath was suggested by Professor John Conway, who had been a guest lecturer at the camp since 2002 but since left. MathPath 2021 will be located at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [http://www.mathpath.org/ MathPath Website]
 
* [http://www.mathpath.org/ MathPath Website]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathPath Wikipedia Article]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:06, 10 January 2021

MathPath is a mathematics summer program for students aged 11 through 14 lasting four weeks. A qualifying test is necessary to gain admission. MathPath is centered around mathematical exploration. It is generally located in a different college campus each year.

The fee is $4500, but there are merit scholarships and financial aid. For the 2011 program, financial aid can reduce the fee to $0, depending on family income. For details about financial support, see the MathPath Fees Webpage.

Typical day

8:00 Breakfast
8:45 History of Mathematics
9:45 Breakout Session (Small group topics such as Rubik's cube group theory, number theory, etc)
11:00 Visiting Speaker Plenary (Lecture to everyone)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Free Time
3:00 Writing mini-plenary
3:30 Breakout Session
5:00 Problem of the Day, Wrap-up, Announcements
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Recreational activities (soccer, swimming, tennis, chess, work on math problems, etc)
8:30 Everyone back in the dorm
9:30 Dorm Meetings
10:15 Lights out, quiet

History

George Rubin Thomas founded MathPath in 2002 as a math program for students aged 11 to 14. The name MathPath was suggested by Professor John Conway, who had been a guest lecturer at the camp since 2002 but since left. MathPath 2021 will be located at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

See also

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