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Applications Now Being Accepted for Children’s Summer Math Program at FSU
04/11/2006

The Maryland Summer Center for Mathematics: “Mystery + Mastery * Beauty + Power = Infinity!” at Frostburg State University is seeking applications of talented children in grades 4 to 7. The program will run daily excluding weekends beginning on Wednesday, July 5, and ending Friday, July 14.

Content will emphasize the beauty of math and the joy of exploration. Students will be challenged to develop perspectives and tricks of mathematicians, as well as exploration strategies and empowering habits of the mind. Last year’s program received strong reviews from State evaluators and the co-directors were awarded Governor’s Citations for making significant contributions to the field of gifted and talented education in Maryland. Participants from last year's program are still eligible to apply; the mathematics content will be new.

The instructional team includes Dr. Gerry Wojnar, co-director (FSU); Pam Deering, co-director (Instructional Designer at Allegany College); Dr. Marc Michael, associate director (FSU); visiting fractal specialist; Dr. Len Brin from Southern Connecticut State University; and FSU graduate LeeAnn Zlomek (former Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Teacher of the Year); Teresa Vogtman (Braddock Middle School, MathCOUNTS leader); plus several FSU students.

The program is non-residential. Applications received by Saturday, April 15, will be given preference. Scholarships are available. The program is funded by the Maryland State Department of Education.

For more information, contact Wojnar at 301-687-4181, or visit the Web site http://faculty.frostburg.edu/math/wojnar/msc. Information is also available at elementary and middle schools.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu