Girls Talk Math is a two-week-long day camp at the University of North Carolina. Camp is free for all attendees. The program is available to rising 9th through 12th graders who identify as girls in the Triangle Area who are interested in exploring challenging math problems that go beyond the high school curriculum.
Campers will divide into groups of five to work on a problem set developed by the Girls Talk Math team. The problems will cover math topics outside the high school curriculum, giving the girls a taste of college level mathematics. Each group will also research the story of one female mathematician whose work was relevant to the problem set. Each group will then write a blog post detailing the solution to their problems and record a podcast telling the story of their mathematician.
Structure and Activities
The camp day runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday with before and after camp supervision beginning at 8:30am and ending at 5:00pm.
Each camp day will begin and end with whole camp check ins and cool downs. The primary focus of each day is group work on the projects. Other activities throughout the two weeks include lectures on the various topics campers are studying, professional and student panels, History of Women in Math, UNC professors discussing their research, How To Make a Podcast, Growth Mindset, and audio recording time.