Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving -
Mathematical Talent Search -
Math Teams: San Diego - Local
Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving (SPMPS) is a free residential summer program for underserved New York City middle school students with talent in mathematics. The program is held each summer at Bard College. Following the summer, students receive mentors and are connected to further mathematical study in New York City and at other summer programs.
SPMPS brings together top instructors from across the country to teach advanced mathematics and build abstract thinking skills. Students choose from courses on topics such as graph theory, number theory, and combinatorics. Additionally, all students take a problem-solving course. Outside of class, students build a strong peer group built around mathematical study. Activities at the program are designed to help students integrate into future programs for talented students, both academically and socially.
The program first ran in 2011 with 17 students. In 2012, there are 40 registered students. As funding increases, the program is expecting to expand to additional sites.
The USA Mathematical Talent Search
Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open
to all United States middle and high school students.
consists of 4 rounds of 5 problems. Students have approximately
one month to work on each round and must provide carefully written
justifications of their answers. The contest promotes mathematical
writing and deep thinking about difficult problems. The goal of
the USAMTS is to help all students develop their problem solving
skills, improve their technical writing abilities, and mature mathematically
while having fun.
Teams: San Diego
Math Teams: San Diego project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation
is a pilot project designed to help build math teams in the San
Diego area by providing grants and training to middle school teachers
in San Diego County to develop math teams in their schools. Click
here for more information about the program. Click
here for an application. The Foundation welcomes financial support
to spread this project both within San Diego, and to other communities.
Art of Problem Solving Foundation is also accepting funds to support
local problem solving efforts in a variety of communities. Donors
may direct their donation to specific local programs, or may donate
to the Local Programs Initiative in general, in which case the donation
will be divided among the local programs we support as determined
by the Board of Directors. The programs we currently support are:
Diego Math Circle. Hosted by the Art of Problem
Solving and the University of California, San Diego, Math Department,
the San Diego Math Circle offers free classes and contests for
eager math students grades 5-12 in Southern California.
Teachers' Circle. Math Circle for teachers in the Charlotte,
The Louisiana ARML team.
Deo Gloria Home Educators.
Math club for home schooled students in Henry County, GA.
Math Club. The Princeton Math Club runs the Princeton
University Mathematics Competition for high school students
and runs an outreach tutoring program for students in the Trenton
Integral. Problem solving opportunities at Johns
Hopkins University for students in the Baltimore area.
Math Circle. A Math Circle for San Francisco Bay
Area high school and middle school students at UC Berkeley.
Foundation is currently accepting application from more local programs.
Please note that the primary fund-raising responsibility lies with
the local programs themselves, not the Foundation. Our
focus as a foundation is to help those who work hard to help themselves.
If you are interested in applying to add your local Math Circle,
Math Club, or Math Team to our Local Programs Initiative, please
contact us for more information.