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CEMC Think about Math! Workshop

Think About Math! (TAM) is designed to ignite enthusiasm in high school girls for mathematics. It is a workshop demonstrating that math is fun, relevant, and leads to exciting careers.

TAM participants will learn about the lifestyles and career paths of women who have graduated with a degree in mathematics. Girls will also participate in interactive labs and hands-on activities. We will use mathematics to explore topics like the environment, the stock market, and social networking applications like Facebook. All sessions will be led by University of Waterloo faculty members and professional businesswomen and businessmen.

See article in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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Intended Audience

Young women in Grade 9 from Ontario who have potential in mathematics but may not consider pursuing mathematics.

Dates and Location

Successful candidates will be invited to attend one of two one-day workshops at the University of Waterloo.

This year's workshops will be held:
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014

2013 Think About Math Schedule


Information flyers will be mailed to math department heads at high schools across Ontario in early February.

Online applications will be accepted beginning Friday February 14 at 4:00 EST until Thursday March 6 at 4:00pm EST. Successful candidates will be notified by March 17, 2014.

Download the 2014 Think About Math flyer.

Pictures from Previous Workshops

Browse a small sampling of the many photos taken in past years.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost?
  2. Can I come with a friend?
  3. How many students will be accepted?
  4. Should teachers/parents attend the workshop as well?
  5. My teacher did not receive a flyer. Can I still apply?

More Information

Please contact the TAM organizer for further details.