Summer Math Camps to Keep Skills Sharp

Make sure your kids' math knowledge doesn't melt away this summer. Send them to a Math enrichment camp!

Every summer, there's a big push for kids to keep up with their summer reading. But what about kids' math skills which don't seem to get much of a workout while school's on break? Come Fall, many students find they've forgotten much of what they’ve learned and may face the start of the academic year behind.

To make sure your kids' math knowledge doesn't melt away under the summer sun, consider sending your kids to one of these Math enrichment camps.

Math+ - Department of Mathematics at UofT

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto believes that all kids can do and enjoy mathematics. That's why they offer Math programs for kids throughout the year, including summer. Their Math Kangaroo Camp is open to students from Grades 3 – 8 and offered from July 11 to 15 and from August 15 to 19. The program offers a week of hands-on, interactive activities as well as practice with competition questions from the Math Kangaroo competition. Both weeks have different content so you can sign up for both. This camp is not designed to be a preparation camp for the Math Kangaroo competition but will draw upon questions and topics raised in the competition and some competition materials will be presented in class. There's also a High School Math Preparation Program offered during the first two weeks in August for students in Grades 7, 8 and 9. More info.

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) Math Academy

This summer, students can experience the University of Toronto through University of Toronto Schools – Canada’s premier high school for high-achieving students. While many unique summer enrichment programs are offered (science, business and urban studies and global health), the UTS Summer Math Academy is a five-day program for grade 5 and 6 students who are interested in mathematical problem solving. The focus will be on interesting problems with elegant arithmetical solutions. Participants in the UTS Summer Math Academy have a chance to connect with other students with similar interests, become more creative and insightful problem solvers, and above all, have fun with mathematical ideas! All programs are taught by exceptional teachers, university instructors, health care practitioners and researchers. This camp runs July 25 to July 29. More info

Spirit of Math Schools

If your child excels at math, Spirit of Math offers an intensive summer program. This exciting and fun week of math enrichment is based on their unique curriculum developed especially for high-performing students. It's a great way for students to get their brain ready for September, while sampling Spirit of Math's after-school programs. And it's not just about math. There's also a wide range of exciting partner programs offered at specific locations, creating a full-day of learning fun. Camps combine Spirit of Math programs with complementary topics such as engineering, robotics, chess and more. Various dates are offered from August 2 to 26. Check with each campus. More info

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