Campers solidify their understanding of the concept of place value using real beans and larger numbers than in Bean Counting 101. Using MathTree® templates, they proceed to the number operations of addition and subtraction, including multiple-digit numbers—with and without regrouping. Campers explore odd and even numbers to discern patterns about them separately and together, and assemble a Digit Atlas in which they record their creative observations about single-digit numbers.
Campers enjoy Masterpieces & Masterminds for the second half of the day. In Masterpieces, campers create fascinating objets d’ art with a twist of geometry, from mobiles and Mobius strips, to pointillism and pentagons, and discover how closely art and geometry are related. In Masterminds, campers develop problem-solving strategies through play with a wide range of primarily 3-D puzzles.
Provider: MathTree has been providing summer math camps for children of all ages in the metropolitan D.C. area since 1999. Lynn Salvo, founder and president of MathTree, Inc., received her PhD in math education leadership from George Mason University.
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