So many parents are committed to sending their kids to summer camps. The benefits are endless, from preventing the summer learning loss to exploring new activities, to making new friends. Many adults still remember their summer camps as a formative experience that lasted for life.
We are thrilled that Geometiles has become part of summer learning activities across the nation. From math summer camps to music enrichment programs, Geometiles is making kids learn and play all over the country!
Here are some camps that became part of the Geometiles movement and shared their experience with us.
Dartmouth College Outreach
We’re excited to be part of Dartmouth’s outreach to schools in the Hanover-Lebanon area! Bjoern Muetzel, Ph.D., John Wesley Young Research Instructor at Dartmouth College, Department of Mathematics took Geometiles on tour to Mount Lebanon School, Hanover Street School, and Ray School. The children had much fun playing with the tiles. More school outreach activities to come this fall.
MoMath – The National Museum of Mathematics
MoMath is definitely THE destination for many families vacationing in New York. Located in Manhattan, MoMath is an award-winning museum that highlights “the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us.” Its educational programs include summer camps, and we were honored to be part of a camp that took place in July.
PS. Looking for a math gift or souvenir? Geometiles is available at Additions, the MoMath gift shop offering an excellent selection of math toys.
The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum with a mission to enhance the lives of children and enrich the communities it serves. Since opening in 2011 in Topeka, Kansas, KCDC has become a special place where children can explore, create, discover and learn through play.
Geometiles was used during the Serious Fun Mondays program, a way for local children to have fun, hands-on learning experiences while being provided with a free lunch. The goal of the program is to help reduce hunger in Kansas while providing STEAM activities.
This is not a typical venue for Geometiles, but it played out very well! We were thrilled to be part of a music summer camp at Villa Musica that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the joy and lifelong value of music through education, performance and community engagement. Based in San Diego, CA, Villa Musica offers a number of summer camps for young musicians. When they needed a little break, Geometiles came in handy. It turned out that math and music is a great combination. Just look at the picture below.