Inspired By Math
The Inspired by Math program is funded by Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant (provided by the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation via the Mathematical Association of America), Math Circle Grant (via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Emporia State University, Emporia Middle School, and Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation.
Inspired By Math is a math enrichment STEM outreach program for 6th-8th grade students in the Emporia area. The program consists of two components for students to participate in during the year.
A four-day summer camp is held on the ESU campus during the summer. While there, students will learn about Geometry, Number Sense, Probability and Statistics, and Logic and Reasoning. They will also tour the ESU campus, learn how to crack codes using cryptography and be engaged in other hands-on activities. The summer camp allows students to see what the weekly after-school program will look like.
Then, during the school year, students can choose to participate in the once-a-week, after-school program. During this time students take part in activities such as building dome structures and bridges to inspire students’ interests in geometry and playing casino games to teach probability. Invited talks about math topics will also be a part of the program from time to time. The year ends with a field trip.
2018 Summer Program Specifics:
Date: July 23-26
Who: Students entering 6th-9th grades
Where: Science Hall 246, Emporia State University
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2018
Brochure/Registration Form Link: Link
2018-2019 School Year Program Specifics:
When: Once a week
Time: Tuesdays after school, 3:30pm-4:30pm or Wednesdays before school 7:45am-8:45am (You choose)
Where: Emporia Middle School