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The Department of Mathematics at California State University, Fresno in collaboration with Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC), San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project (SJVMP) and Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) offers a unique opportunity for motivated elementary and middle school students to experience a challenging and enjoyable learning opportunity.

Interested elementary, and middle school students are invited to apply for this intensive, fun-filled, learning experience.

Students at Summer Academy

  • Intensive learning experience through challenging tasks in an enjoyable environment.
  • Hands-on learning through fun-filled activities and projects.
  • Change the way you think and feel about mathematics and learning.
  • Learn to use dynamic mathematical software and other visual creation software to explore mathematical concepts.
  • Improve your reasoning and mathematics thinking skills.
  • Earn California State University, Fresno Certificate of Accomplishment.
  • Meet new friends, expert teachers and university professors at Fresno State.

Elementary school STEM concepts 
Explore and build models for aviation and scientific exploration suitable for ages 10 - 12; learn key Mathematical concepts such as shapes, dimensions, angles, and area; investigate 3D objects and explore concepts such as volume and surface area through hands-on projects, activities, real life problems and the use of technology, science and Engineering. Appropriate for grades 4-6.

Middle school STEM concepts
Explore and build models for aviation and scientific exploration suitable for ages 12 - 15; learn key Mathematical concepts such as proportions, prospective, area, volume and surface area congruence and similarity through hands-on projects and activities; solve real life problems using technology, science and Engineering. Appropriate for grades 6-9.

Registration by May 1st, 2014: $185
Registration after May 1st, 2014: $225

Fees include materials, handouts, morning snacks, lunch, and the use of labs and software. There may be few scholarships available for eligible students.