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Welcome to MathCEP

Registration and COVID-19 Updates (6/16/21)

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the pandemic and new processes with our registration system!

UMTYMP Entrance Exam: Registration is now open for the July 2021 entrance exams, for students who wish to start UMTYMP Algebra this fall.  Please see this page for registration information and links.

UMTYMP Registration: Registration instructions have been emailed to families whose students will be in Geometry, Calculus 1, Calculus 2 and Calculus 3 next fall.  Registration for UMTYMP Algebra in the Twin Cities will be delayed until after the entrance exams, but Rochester families whose students have qualified for Algebra at their site can expect to hear from us by the end of the month.


Fall Information:  As of now, the math department's plan is for courses (including UMTYMP) to run on-campus this fall, although we anticipate keeping some of the features from our online courses, perhaps including online study sessions.  Further information will be shared with students and families later this summer.

Enrichment: We also plan to restart our on-campus Saturday Morning Math Enrichment Programs this fall for students in grades 5-7.   If you would like to be on a waiting list for more information about those programs, please sign up using this form.

UMTYMP Links

Look here for quick links for UMTYMP students and families.  Current students can use the portal to find links to course websites and other information.  Prospective students and families can read more about UMTYMP or how to join us. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 is causing many changes in our qualifying exam process, so the schedule and some of the information on our How to Join UMTYMP page will not apply this year  (See the "COVID-19 Update" above.)

Programs for Students

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Interested in math?  Want to learn more?  MathCEP has a program for you! 

We do everything from short, one-time events to show students how awesome math is, all the way to UMTYMP, a five-year premiere program which lets you take your mathematics classes at the University of Minnesota. Check out our academic year and summer programs!

Programs for Teachers

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MathCEP's programs for teachers vary each year according to funding and interest.  Check our website for updates, or email mathcep@umn.edu if you'd like to be included on our mailing list for information about upcoming programs. 

In 2020 there has been a particular emphasis on meeting with K12 teachers to talk about their needs in this new and unexpected era of online teaching, facilitating the exchange of ideas between teachers, and discussing what resources the University can provide, including video textbooks for Algebra and Trigonometry.

The Distributed Open Education Network (Doenet)

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MathCEP is involved in developing the Distributed Open Education Network (Doenet) in collaboration with the Ohio State University and Ithaca College.

Not only will the Doenet platform make it easy to author and share interactive educational content, it will also be an educational research tool. By measuring and sharing student interactions with web pages and storing anonymized data in an open distributed data warehouse, it will help learners and instructors find the most effective content based on research results.

 

MathCEP Blog - News, Puzzles, and Mathematical Thoughts

Check out the MathCEP blog, The Sum of our Knowledge, for news, mathematical puzzles, and other updates.  Follow MathCEP on Twitter for updates.  Recent posts include:

 

Make a Gift to MathCEP/UMTYMP

At a time when there is a “quiet crisis” in the lack of challenging curriculum and substantial opportunities for many talented students, MathCEP and UMTYMP are still providing Minnesota’s top young math students with not only an excellent education, but a wide-variety of opportunities for expanding their interest in and understanding of mathematics, science and engineering.