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Think about Math! Workshop

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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 explore the mathematics behind topics like computability, security and digital photo applications like SnapChat. All sessions will be led by University of Waterloo faculty members and professional businesswomen and businessmen.

Intended Audience

Young women in grade 9 or 10 who are interested in learning about opportunities in mathematics.

Dates and Location

The next Waterloo, Toronto and Vancouver TAM workshops will be held in April and May 2019. Information flyers will be mailed to schools in January 2019 and applications will be accepted in February 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend one of the following one-day workshops.

  • Saturday April 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Toronto Prep School, 250 Davisville Ave., Toronto
  • Friday April 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Waterloo
  • Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the York House School in Vancouver

Applications and Selection Process

Applications will be accepted online from January 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST to February 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. EST. Students may apply for more than one workshop, however, transportation to and from the workshop is the responsibility of the student. A valid email address for a math teacher must be provided. Once a student has applied, teachers will be contacted by email to provide additional comments about the applicant. Successful candidates will be notified by March 7, 2019.

We are no longer accepting applications for this years' workshops.

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?

More Information

Please contact the TAM organizer for further details.