Hosted on a different college campus each summer, this program for highly gifted math students balances foundation-building courses and problem-solving activities. University professors lead elective week-long sessions on such foundation topics as induction, number theory, and combinatorics; on such enrichment topics as hyperbolic, spherical, and analytical geometry; and on competition mathematics. Also included are instruction on proofs, mathematical writing and the history of math, and problem-solving instruction prepares boys and girls for various math competitions. Guest lectures provide further enrichment. Evening field games and weekend trips to natural and local attractions round out the program.

General Info

Name MathPath
Location Swarthmore, PA
Year-round Contacts 415-830-3838
Program Focuses & Features Hiking, Math, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Watersports
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 11-14
Application Deadline April
Director Stephen B. Maurer, Academic Director
Residential Fee $4500 $320, 4 weeks.
Year Established 2002
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 4 weeks long


Stephen B. Maurer, Academic Director