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COLLEGIATE MATHEMATICS CAMP REFLECTIONS (________/20 points) Name: Brock Powers Date submitted: 22 November 2016 Date(s) of Collegiate Math Camp: 18-19 November 2016 Time(s) of Participation in Collegiate Math Camp: 6:00PM – 5:00PM Respond to the following questions while reflecting on the collegiate math camp. As in any learning experience you are expected to reflect through multiple lenses (e.g., as a camper, as a preservice teacher, as a student of mathematics). Answer thoroughly by typing your responses under each question and then submit the final document. Please refrain from using actual names of camp leaders, volunteers and other preservice teachers. Instead, please use their title and a pseudonym when describing any person (e.g., a preservice teacher named Krystal or a team leader named Reilly). In a few paragraphs, describe the general atmosphere of the collegiate mathematics camp. Give examples that describe exactly what you did and observed. [1 points] BGSU collegiate mathematics camp was definitely a great experience for me to foster relationships with other undergraduate and graduate students at BGSU. The general atmosphere was energetic and chaotic while also learning some valuable knowledge on teaching mathematics. My rationale for this is because there was a ton of dancing and other activities that made you move around to understand mathematics. For instance, my group called “Euler” had a very unusual but funny dance that we preformed randomly many times throughout our stay. In addition, many people were chosen by their monitor to do dances such as “the nay-nay” or “the icky shuffle” in front of the whole crowd in the gymnasium. This loose atmosphere allowed me to be myself and enjoy the camp a lot more than I initially thought I would. All group leaders were kind and challenged us EDTL 2470 students to problem solve. Many leaders encouraged yelling their group mottos while walking in the hallways from each activity. Describe, with specificity, the kinds of mathematics content and social activities you and the other campers did during the collegiate math camp? [2 points] The first night of camp we did math tag here our group separated into two and we either chased or ran away from each other, depending on which side was chosen. The activity leader assigned us a specific mathematical value, such as positive/negative, prime/composite, or odd/even. For example, if I was an odd and the leader picked an even, I would be running away from the other people on the opposite side of me. This activity challenged us to think quickly and be able to come up with a solution faster than the other person could. One mathematical content standard we covered was recognizing patterns and finding equations for all variables by doing an activity called Mystery Squares.
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  • Spring '17
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  • Collegiate Math Camp

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