The Summer Math Academies serve students directly by engaging them in deep content knowledge through puzzles and intriguing math problems. Students gain confidence and improved understanding of key mathematical concepts and feel better prepared as they enter school in the fall. MfA SD Teaching Fellows work with The teachers also benefit from these collaborations. The academies provide the teachers a safe context to try out innovative teaching strategies something that is hard to do in the traditional school calendar with the rush to “cover” material and prepare students for standardized tests.
The MfA SD Summer Math Academies are made possible by generous funding by the Mara W. Breech Foundation. If your school or district is interested in hosting a Summer Academy in 2018, please contact the office for more information.