Liberty teacher Heidi Osborn and high school seniors Katie Dolan and Hani Gazel prepare an outdoor grid for math campers to “graph themselves” as an outdoor activity.
Math Camp activities included a competition to build the highest tower using only paper and paper clips.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Singrin
More than 70 students, six student volunteers and six teachers were involved in Liberty Union High School District’s recent Summer Math Camp, under the direction of Heritage High School Counselor Christina Zahn. The camp’s activities – indoor and outdoor (in occasionally brutal heat) – were designed to help students see how math concepts are used in everyday life.
Teachers divided the students into groups for five days and reviewed math basics, tossed in some fun with numbers, and even provided prizes for participation. The camp was targeted for incoming ninth-grade students needing a little extra math support, and the week also provided an opportunity for new freshmen to set foot on a high school campus, boost their confidence and make some new friends.
The Summer Math Camp was funded with $35,000 grant proceeds from the AT&T Foundation’s initiative AT&T Aspire, which supports high school success, workforce readiness and keeping students in school through graduation.