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BLT Math Camp Recently held at Lee

By Marisa Gilbert

Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics recently hosted “Bring Life to Math” camp for local students.

From June 20-24, middle schoolers from the Bradley and Polk counties area gathered at Lee’s Science and Math Complex to learn about math’s real life applications.

The camp was an initiative of the BLT Math program, which aims to help break down barriers between students and the subject of math, allowing students to think for themselves while developing their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

“We are pleased to have offered the BLT Math Camp again this year,” said Dr. Caroline Maher-Boulis, camp director and associate professor of mathematics at Lee. “Students really enjoyed learning mathematics in engaging and fun ways. It is our goal to show students that math is fun and very applicable to our everyday lives.”

This year’s camp program included hands-on experiences such as creative explorations and intriguing puzzles and problems involving coding, algebra, geometry, and proportions. During the week, campers also worked on geometrical structures of the university’s buildings, logical problems, and three-dimensional geometry of rollercoasters to see how math applies to real life in a variety of situations.

For more information on Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, call (423) 614- 8275.
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