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Welcome to MathCEP

Spring Semester COVID-19 Update

The University of Minnesota has united in a systemwide effort to confront the challenges posed by COVID-19.  As with the Fall 2020 semester, every mathematics class on the Twin Cities campus during the Spring 2021 semester will be online, and MathCEP's programs will follow suit:

UMTYMP: All UMTYMP classes will be online for the spring semester.  Instructors are currently discussing whether any changes should be made to our online course structure, and details will be shared with students and families as soon as they are available.

UMTYMP Entrance Exams: We anticipate holding qualifying exams next spring and/or summer for students who want to join UMTYMP in Fall 2021.  We are waiting for guidance about what will be possible on our campus in the coming months.  As of January 4, 2021 there is no schedule and registration form; however, if you would like to receive information when it is available, you can also add your name to this Google form.  In addition, we plan to post another update in mid-February, 2021.

Enrichment: Since we are working diligently to use our resources to ensure that we are fully supporting our UMTYMP students during this difficult time (as well as planning how to give a safe, fair, and well-executed set of Qualifying Exams!), MathCEP will, unfortunately, not be able to hold Saturday Morning Math Enrichment programs this spring as we had hoped.  If you would like to be informed when we have more information about when they will restart in the fall of 2021, please sign up using this form.


Slides from our 2020 Back to School event: download here (pdf)

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.  (Keep in mind that we won't know until January how COVID-19 will affect our next round of entrance exams.)

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 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:


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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.