The Assumption University Mathematics Academy (AUMA) is a weeklong summer day camp for local first and second-year high school students to have fun with mathematics and learn in a hands-on environment.
AUMA is directed by Assumption faculty and facilitated by Assumption undergraduates.
AUMA is recruiting now for its debut in Summer 2020.
APPLY to this program and you will:
1. Take EDU 199: Facilitating a Math Academy I Fall 2019, 1- credit
Take MAT 199: Facilitating a Math Academy II Spring 2020, 1- credit
Lead the ACMA in Summer 2020
As an academy leader, you will receive:
On-campus housing for 1-week
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
A stipend, and 1-course credit
Memories you will never forget
For more information or to apply, contact AUMA directors:
Project supported by the National Science Foundation.
EDU 199 Special Topics: Facilitating a Math Academy I
Fall 2019, 1-credit
This course is part of a 2-course sequence intended to prepare students to be facilitators/leaders of the Assumption University Mathematics Academy in Summer 2020. Students will learn about basic teaching best practices to engage and motivate high school students, receive an introduction to examples of mathematics activities that could be used with high school students during AUMA, and develop ideas about the content of the AUMA program. This course will meet for 1-hour a week. Paper Registration Only (permission from Professorde la Cruz).
MAT 199 Special Topics: Facilitating a Math Academy II
Spring 2020, 1-credit
This course is the second part of a 2-course sequence intended to prepare students to facilitate/lead the Assumption University Math Academy (AUMA) in Summer 2020. Students will select and refine activities, form instructor teams, establish team facilitation responsibilities, and finalize daily AUMA teaching plans. They will develop a theme for the AUMA program, select best-practice based, high school-level activities from a menu determined by the PI and Co-PI, and learn about how to facilitate groups of students in a collaborative team environment. This course will meet for 1-hour a week.
Prerequisite:EDU 199 Special Topics: Facilitating a Math Academy I.