Orange, Calif., Aug 19, 2015 WHAT: MIND Research Institute, a social benefit organization dedicated to closing the math achievement gap for K-12 students across the country, will host a Family and Community Day concluding its inaugural Math Camp. More than 125 students who completed the Math Camp experience will showcase their master projects that explore aspects of math in nature, movement, art and game design.
The week-long immersive summer Math Camp takes math out of the classroom with the goal of fostering a love of learning and conceptual problem-solving skills. MIND’s mathematicians and the game-designers behind the award-winning ST Math® software, have created camp activities that focus on the concepts behind the way math works. Hands-on experiences include a ropes course, archery, ziplining, build-a-brain, dancing, designing games, and exploring nature – all from authentic mathematical perspectives. Details about the camp are available at www.mindresearch.org/mathcamp/.
Generous camp sponsors include American Honda Foundation, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Auction.com Capital Group, Dr. Art McCoy, Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Camperships, Fluor Foundation, Microsemi, The Orange County Register and Schools First Federal Credit Union.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015
WHERE: Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, 2 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869. Media RSVP to receive gate code to enter facility.
WHO: Math camp participants and their families will be joined by:
• Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., CEO, Co-founder and Senior Scientist, MIND Research Institute
• Torrence Robinson, President, Fluor Foundation
• Anne Hultgren, Ph.D., Beckman Foundation
• Student speakers and award recipients
MIND Research Institute
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MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social benefit organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. The visually-based ST Math program has been shown to double or triple schools’ growth rates in math proficiency. MIND's programs currently reach 800,000 students and 31,000 teachers in 2,500 schools in 40 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.org.
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