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“…I just want to thank every single person who had a part in the creation and continuation of MathPOWER, from the director, to the teachers, to the office assistants or anyone else who helped behind the scenes. You have helped me and so many others in countless ways, and I hope that I have been a blessing to you as you have been to me. Thank you for giving me the four best summers of my life.”
-Meggie Noel, Student, Summer Academy 2012

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“Math has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I am so thankful for all the people that have made me enjoy math and all the people that make this camp so much fun. As this is my last year that I am able to attend
the camp as a student, I hope to come back in the near future to work and to help give back so students can enjoy this camp as much as I did.”
-Christopher Jiminez, Student, Summer Academy 2013

 

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“I think this camp informs young, urban students and many more of the joys of math. It teaches a student with up-to-date technology, high-grade teachers, and a 5-star campus area. Additionally, to end a hard morning of math, you set up great, fun activities in different clubs. I want to say thank you so much, you have changed me and my peers and I hope you continue your educational program for young students.”
-Spartacus Jean, Student, Summer Academy 2013

 

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“Every morning, [Dr.Livingston] greets me and every other student with a smile and a warm ‘good morning,’ and I always think, ‘that lady must have a huge heart.’ I appreciate all the hard work you put into making this program happen. The Summer Academy is a great place to come and learn, even though it takes place during the summer. Now
I will be ahead in math in 9th grade and will hopefully be able to help out other students that are struggling. …I didn’t just learn more math, but I learned more about the way I learn. When there’s a lot of noise in the room, it’s hard for me to focus, so I ask more questions for clarification and reassurance that I have the subject down. [My Summer Academy teacher] is great and very patient with everyone, and he always knows how to get the best of us.”
-Felice Cabral, Student, Summer Academy 2013

Puzzle of the Week

I am thinking of one of these five cards:

Which one am I thinking of? Here are some clues:

Click here for the answer »

Here is how to follow the clues:

  1. The value of my card is a prime number, so it could have been 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds, or 2 of hearts.
  2. The values of my two neighbours add up to a multiple of 3, so it could have been 7 of diamonds or 2 of hearts.
  3. My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts, so it could only be the 2 of hearts.

Puzzle credit: Mathsisfun.com

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