Skip to the content of the web site.

Think about Math! Workshop

TAM Logo

Think About Math! Waterloo and Toronto are cancelled.

Visit our Coronavirus Information webpage for more details.

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 2020. Information flyers will be mailed to schools in January 2020 and applications will be accepted online from mid-January 2020 to mid-February 2020.

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

  • Friday April 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Waterloo
  • Saturday April 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Toronto Prep School, 250 Davisville Ave., Toronto, ON
  • Saturday May 23, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Burnaby South Secondary School in 5455 Rumble St, Burnaby, BC

Applications and Selection Process

Applications for the 2020 Waterloo and Toronto workshops are closed and all successful candidates have been notified.

The application period for the 2020 Vancouver workshop has been extended to March 22nd, 2020 at 4 p.m. ET. 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 April 10, 2020.

Apply to the workshop in Vancouver

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.