Advanced Summer Program for students age 11-14
who show high promise and love mathematics

Student Comments

MathPath 2018 held at Lewis & Clark College
Portland OR
JuLY 1 – July 29, 2018

These are direct quotes from the student final survey taken in 15 minutes on the last Saturday. Students were asked to reply to several prompts. Most of these quotes are taken from their responses to

Anything else you want to tell us?

but some were taken from their responses to

Name an accomplishment at MathPath you are particularly proud of?

Name something you regret not accomplishing at MathPath.

What was the best part of MathPath?



Everybody's heads will hurt from the math I am going to tell them when I get home.

Best part: Making new friends that I could talk about math with

Thank you so much for such a fantastic month. I had high expectations and they were exceeded.

MathPath was a place where people from different places came but because of our similarity of loving math I made many friends and it was the best time I ever had. It really was a mathy vacation.

I really enjoyed coming to MathPath. It was an amazing experience not only for math but also for the fun and life experiences. I learned a lot of life skills from the people at MathPath. I also learned a lot of new math and developed an interest in learning more math.

I felt that the best part of MathPath for me was the great feelings of joy that came after solving a tough problem or learning a beautiful subject.

MathPath has been one of the best camps I've ever been to! The people in my counselor group felt like a family to me.

It was amazing! I loved it here and everyone loved it and encouraged me to explore creatively and intuitively. I hope I see a lot of people next year in other camps. MathPath gave me so many new opportunities.

It's way better than school math.

Something particularly proud of: understanding most of the material and not having too much trouble completing homework.

I really loved this month at MathPath (even more than last year) and I'm really sad that I can come back ☹. Maybe one day someone will invent a Time Machine so I can enjoy my time at MathPath again.

Best part: making friends who had the same mindset as me.

MahPath was great experience. I learned to do my laundry and learned lots of interesting math.

I am proud that I was able to handle being away from my family for such a long time.

Something you regret not accomplishing: I never tried pickleball.

I'm proud of taking classes of which I knew nothing about the subjects, and figuring them out as I went to long. But I wish I had done more PoDs.

I feel that I have not just improved in my ability to do math but also in my social skills and self-confidence.

I really enjoyed camp. I liked hanging out with kids at or above my level (for once!). It was a very different environment than I'm used to.

I wish that I could stay at MathPath forever.

I am proud of struggling with geometry and then getting better.

I wish there were 6 days a week of classes.

A month was way too short. I wish MathPath lasted forever,. Every day I learned at least one thing that blew my mind, and I learned that it can be fun to learn about something that I may not understand.

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