LANSING — Several scholarships for the Michigan Virtual math online summer camps are still available for seventh and eighth grade students. The summer camps are a collaborative partnership between Michigan Virtual and the Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network.
A $75 value for each camp session, scholarships are still available for the following camp dates:
July 6 – 17, 2009 and July 20 – 31, 2009
To register through a scholarship for the Michigan Virtual Math Camp, email [email protected] or phone 888.532.5806.
The Michigan Virtual math online summer camps engage students in the thrill of discovery while using mathematics to figure out how things work. Students strengthen study habits and deepen understandings that will give them a head start on Michigan’s high school graduation requirements. For those who excel in math and science, the online camps provide challenging, interactive enrichment activities that will fuel their passion for discovery.
Students will be guided by a highly qualified, experienced, Michigan certified online instructor as they traverse the course content. Campers will use Gizmos, innovative, state-of-the-art online simulations from ExploreLearning that make learning easy and lasting. Gizmo activities are aligned to Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Students will develop a rich repertoire of skills and content knowledge necessary for fun and success in the coming school year — all
from the comfort and convenience of their home computer or at one of the participating math and science centers.
“In addition to being a fun and interesting way to learn math, these online summer camps help students fulfill high school graduation requirement to take an online course or have an online learning experience,” Jamey Fitzpatrick, Michigan Virtual president and CEO, said.
Math course topics will include fractions, similarity and transformation, ratio and proportions, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and probability. Students will be expected to spend a minimum of two hours a day on course work during the two-week camp period, or about 20 hours total.
The Michigan Virtual is an online resource for Michigan schools that is operated by the Michigan Virtual. In 1998, Michigan Virtual was established by the State of Michigan to serve as a champion for online learning. In 2005, Michigan Virtual was awarded accreditation by the North Central Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). Since its inception, Michigan Virtual has supported nearly 72,000 online course enrollments.