SB Family School's
Spring Break Camps

“for kids who like to play with numbers”


* * * MatheMagics * * *

March 25 - 28, 2014

  • Who: This camp is recommended for students who are in Grade 4 through Grade 9.
  • Where: It is held at a home near the Goleta Library, in a large room dedicated to Math Education.
  • When: The camp meets Tuesday to Friday, 8:45-11:45 a.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • How: The instructor:student ratio is at least 1:6. The cost is $150 for the 4-day session.
  • Why: For those who cannot [wait to] attend summer camps, and to promote MAM.

April is Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM), a promotion of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which is a collaborative effort of the four main professional mathematics organizations: the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Statistical Association, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Its purpose is to "increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics".

Each year, a theme is selected for Mathematics Awareness Month and SB Family School
offers a thematically-related Spring Break camp. (In fact, one of our current summer camps,
The Math f Sprts & the Sprt f Math
, was originally developed for the 2010 MAM theme of "Mathematics and Sport.")

In 2014, the theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. This theme was selected in honor of the Centennial of Martin Gardner's birth, and is the title of his first book. Thus our 2014 Spring Camp will be the favorite of all our summer math camps: MatheMagics.

Mathematical magic tricks will be demonstrated and then we'll investigate the math behind them. Campers will learn to perform the tricks, and practice them on each other. On Friday, parents & siblings are invited to come early for a magic show performance. The areas of math we'll explore include arithmetic, number bases, algebra, topology, and probability. Campers should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, and understand fractions.
The advanced session for older kids will involve new tricks with more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

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