Sample Daily Schedule

In the morning session you will learn some new mathematics. The faculty will present some information, but mainly they wil be circulating about the room, asking questions, suggesting other possible approaches, and probably saying, “Wow, How did you think of that!”

9:00 – 10:15 Networks & Finite Graphs

Learn about the proper coloring of a finite graph and its many applications --- it's amazing!! Also experiment to find patterns in the chromatic polynomial of types of graphs.

10:30 – 12:00 Unit Origami: Folding in Geometry

Learn to fold beautiful paper squares into geometric objects and improve your ability to visualize. Our guest teacher joins us from Japan.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

The afternoon session will give you an opportunity to see mathematics in action. You will make and construct things as well as learn about how mathematics can be applied.

1:00 – 2:45 Robotics

Be part of an engineering design team. Use Lego building blocks, gears, and motors to design and build a car, and control the car with a computer program.

3:30 – 4:30 Recreation
Students have the opportunity to engage in some physical recreation ranging from walking to competitive sports activities at the Mount Holyoke College Sports Complex.

5:30 – 6:30 Dinner

6:30 – 8:00 Evening Workshop
For two weeks, you'll have an architecture workshop in which you design and make a scale model of your own dream house.

In the second two weeks we offer workshops such as Make Your Own Board Game, Find Out About College: The Inside Scoop, and Viewing the Night Sky.

8:00 – 10:30 Movies/Free Time

Weekend Field Trips include such destinations as the Berkshires (Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare & Co, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival), Boston (Museum of Science, Duck Boat Tours, Faneuil Hall), and our own Pioneer Valley (including the campuses of the 5 Colleges).