THE 2014 MATH CAMP
FOR RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
ON THE UTA CAMPUS
February 19, 2014
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The UTA Mathematics Department, the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, and the Riverside Middle School will jointly be organizing a Math Camp for 270 eighth-grade students and 10 teachers and other participants from the Riverside Middle School of Fort Worth Independent School District. The Math Camp will take place during 10:30 am-2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

The Riverside students and teachers will be arriving on the UTA campus with buses before 10:30 am. The buses will arrive at the drop-off area near the Planetarium. Our volunteers will meet the students and teachers and escort them to the appropriate activity rooms. The students will be divided into six main groups: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F. Each group will consist of about 45 students.

The math activity will be hexahexaflexagon. The hexahexaflexagon video is available from youtube. The template for making a hexahexaflexagon is available from Hexaflexagon webpage.

The mathematics activity will take place in PKH 103, PKH 104, and PKH 105 (room 103, room 104, and room 105 in Pickard Hall), as indicated in the schedule below, and the Science Show will take place in Room 100 of Nedderman Hall on the UTA campus. In addition to participating in the mathematics activity and the Science Show, the students will attend a show at the UTA Planetarium. The pizza lunch will be served just outside of Room 100 of Nedderman Hall as indicated in the schedule below. The buses will depart at 2:00 pm after picking up the Riverside students and teachers from the drop-off area near the Planetarium.

GROUP\TIME 10:30-11:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:00
Group A campus tour math activity (PKH 103) lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium)
Group B campus tour math activity (PKH 104) lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium)
Group C campus tour math activity (PKH 105) lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium)
Group D campus tour lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium) math activity (PKH 103)
Group E campus tour lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium) math activity (PKH 104)
Group F campus tour lunch/science show (NH 100) Planetarium show (Planetarium) math activity (PKH 105)

The goal of the Math Camp is to involve the middle school students in some mathematics activities, increase their interests in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), to encourage them to study STEM subjects at higher levels, to show them the importance of mathematics, and to encourage them to attend college after graduating from high school.

This is a joint effort by the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, the Riverside Middle School, and the UTA Mathematics Department. This Math Camp will be supported by funding from the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, a Tensor-Summa grant provided to the UTA Mathematics Department by the Mathematical Association of America, and additional funds from the UTA Mathematics Department. Since 2008 the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, the Riverside Middle School, UTA Fort Worth Center, the UTA Mathematics Department, and the UTA Science Education and Career Center have been collaborating by organizing various mathematics and science activities and campus visits for the Riverside Middle School students. In 2010, for the first time since the 1950s, the Riverside Middle School achieved recognized status, by raising its students' math and science scores to the recognized level.

This webpage will be updated as new information becomes available. For inquiries or further information about this Math Camp, please contact Dr. Theresa Jorgensen (e-mail: jorgensen@uta.edu), Ms. Lona Donnelly (e-mail: lona@uta.edu), Ms. Susan Morgan (e-mail: smorgan@lawbms.com), or Dr. Tuncay Aktosun (e-mail: aktosun@uta.edu).




Tuncay Aktosun aktosun@uta.edu
Last modified: February 19, 2014