are not currently offering any camps or
workshops for students.
Our Early Algebra group provided a free summer
camp in 2008 and 2009, as well as a weekend
workshop in 2010.
Click here to view the middle school lesson
materials that were used at camp.
LINK was a summer camp run by a group of researchers
from the Department of Education at Tufts University
who have been working in algebra education for the
past 10 years. We began the summer camp in 2008.
For the 2009 camp, we partnered with the Center for
Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), also from
Tufts University. The students at camp were able to
integrate the algebra work they did in the morning with
hands-on engineering in the afternoon. In the afternoon,
students focused on robotics and the engineering design
process. Activities included creative building with LEGO
bricks and designing movable robots.
One of the main goals of the camp was to provide Boston
area students, regardless of their academic profile,
with the opportunity to discover new ways of understanding
algebra that would ultimately facilitate their learning of
algebra during the school year.
Algebra camp proved to be a great success! One student asked
if "next year there could be more math in camp" and others
spoke of how they never knew that math could be so fun.
Our main priority was to facilitate a better comprehension
of the basic underlying principles of mathematical concepts
and to make sure the students had fun with math!
We are currently seeking funding to continue providing this
no-cost enrichment opportunity to Boston-area students.
View the slideshows from our 2009 Summer camp:
View our slideshows from Summer Camp 2008:
Group 1 |
Group 2 |