In 2020 the MAV will again be hosting the popular and successful Mathematics Camp for Year 10 Regional students. The mathematics camp brings together high potential rural and regional students to experience what a career in some of the most exciting organisations in the STEM industry look like.
Twenty-four Year 10 regional students will be selected via an application process to participate in a 4 and half day camp in metropolitan Melbourne.
The 2020 Mathematics Camp will be held during the first week of the Term 2 school holidays (Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July).
The aim of the program is to provide a chance for students to gather with like-minded peers and work in small groups to explore hands-on, industry problems. Students will work in a team to complete a real-world mathematics project.
The MAV has partnered with four mathematical industries. Each industry will provide students with a project investigation.
Students receive daily mentoring by mathematicians and industry representatives.
Students will be expected to develop their project presentation and solution as a team, developing 21st century skills including communication, problem solving and creative and critical thinking.
The open-ended projects stretch the application of mathematics past students’ usual experience and challenge them to come up with innovative solutions.
The week will culminate in students presenting their project findings in the presence of the industry partners, invited guests and parents.
Additionally, secondary teachers also provide on-going support. Experience has shown the camp is engaging and practical and provides a hands-on look at how mathematics is used to solve problems in a variety of industry fields.
The MAV will provide:
- three meals per day
- accommodation (twin share)
- travel in and around Melbourne
- return travel to and from Melbourne, to the value of $50,
- all programmed activities.
Who can apply - Victorian Regions and Regional Cities
CAMP DATES: Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 2020
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Tuesday 28th January 2020.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 3rd April 2020.
For more information contact Helen Haralambous, email@example.com.