2017 Summer Camp
During our 2017 Summer Math Camp, co-directors of the Northern Colorado Math Circles, Dr. Gulden Karakok (UNC faculty member) and Mrs. Delia Haefeli (6th grade Math teacher) facilitated problem-solving sessions. In addition, two doctoral students of the UNC Math Departments, Mrs. Jennifer Zakotnik-Gutierrez and Ms. Alees Seehausen ran math problem-solving sessions.
Tentative daily schedule of the camp was:
9:00-10:15 Math 1
10:30-11:45 Math 2 (On Thursday we will have a speaker, Dr. Andrea James)
11:45-12:30 Lunch (Holmes Dining Hall)
12:45-2:00 Math 3 (On Tuesday we will have a speaker, Prof. Brian Dunbar).
2:15-3:30 Math 4
Each day, our undergraduate mentors provided guidance to students all day. We selected 4 amazing undergraduate mentors for Summer Math Camp students. Here they are:
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I am an undergraduate currently pursuing an elementary education major and a mathematics minor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). My hometown is Fort Lupton, Colorado and I live in Greeley during the week for school and to work as a resident assistant and academic mentor for Housing and Residential Education. I also have served as a mentor for UNC’s Math Circle’s 2016 Summer Camp and throughout my time at the camp I encouraged critical thinking through the use of math based activities and games. My drive to become a teacher started when I volunteered in high school for my local church’s after school program where I led lessons, games, and crafts. Ever since, I have believed that learning should be fun and look forward to seeing every student’s face light up with every “aha” moment I can help them have.
My name is Tim Clark, I’m 2017 graduate of the Secondary Mathematics Education program at UNC. Having done my student teaching at Westview Middle School in Longmont, I am very excited to return to Math Circles for my second year in a row in order to help students to exercise problem solving skills in a mathematical context! Additionally, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with students in a university setting, focusing on thought processes and creativity.
Hello! My name is Lorraine and I am so excited to be a mentor for the 2017 Math Circle. I am currently a junior at UNC studying secondary math education with a minor in music. Teaching and working with students is a passion of mine and has been since I was in high school. I love to get hands on with math and help others explore all the wonderful and complex concepts math has to offer. Like i said, I’m very excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started this June. See you all then!
Hello, my name is Adrian Ramirez. I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I spent most of my time in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am a Mathematics Secondary Education major with an ELL Endorsement. All throughout Elementary and Middle school, I was pretty good at math, but once I got into high school, I found myself struggling more and more in math. However, I found myself more invested in math because I was finally being challenged. I love being challenged and pushed. For me, there is no greater challenge than doing mathematics.