We're offering 2 camps this year!
Number Theory Camp, Williamstown, MA
June 29 - July 8, 2020
Calculus Prep Camp, Williamstown, MA
July 13 - 17, 2020
PZMC: Number Theory & The Art of Mathematical Proof
(formerly run as Williams College Math Camp WCMC)
PZ Math Camp - Number Theory is a residential math camp for about 20 mathematically gifted high school students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or its equivalent. Students will be exposed to several different areas of mathematics through colloquia and other activities, but the primary focus of the camp will be Number Theory & The Art of Mathematical Thinking. Students will learn to explore the theory of numbers by asking thoughtful questions, working out examples, looking for patterns, making conjectures, and finally, proving their results. Applications are due in April, and selected participants will be notified by early May.
- Explore fun math topics not seen in the typical school curriculum; look for patterns, and make conjectures.
Discover how math is hidden everywhere around you, from pine cones to philosophy papers. Learn how to prove the truth behind the ideas.
Create new ways of viewing and understanding the world around you.
PZ Math - Calculus Prep Camp
Calculus Prep Camp: July 13 - 17, 2020
Calculus Prep Camp. PZ Math Calculus Prep is a one-week camp that will prepare you for all the rigor of the AP Calculus curriculum. Our unique approach blends the development of a deep understanding of the big picture of Calculus with the strengthening of important foundational skills. With constant practice and individualized feedback, we’ll guide students through the two primary ideas of Calculus, rates of change and area, while reinforcing all the required skills in algebra, trigonometry, and limits. Beyond content, students will learn powerful problem solving techniques and study skills to be successful in their AP Calculus course, on the AP exam, and beyond. By the end of the week, students will have all the skills and resources necessary to thrive in AP Calculus. No application required; register online before June 1 for an early registration discount!
- A deep understanding of limits and derivatives
- Improved algebra and trig skills
AP test strategies
Problem solving tips and strategies for how to approach difficult questions
Concrete strategies to lessen math anxiety
Math study skills
How to ask questions to further one’s understanding.
Critical logical thinking skills that go beyond math courses
1 page topic sheets summarizing the fundamental ideas in Calculus
Worked examples, with solutions
Practice tests, with solutions
Thank you for one of the most amazing weeks of my life. I have learned so much, and I can’t wait for more fun math in my future.