Academic Year Programs

MathCEP offers a variety of award-winning enrichment and outreach programs for students throughout the academic year and summer.


The University of Minnesota Talented Youth in Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) is one of the nation's premier accelerated mathematics programs for students in middle school and high school.  See our About UMTYMP page for more details.

Saturday Morning Math!

In 2021, we anticipate that MathCEP will once again offer enrichment programs full of innovative activities focused on a variety of mathematics topics.

MathCEP has decades of experience in making complex mathematical ideas accessible to students of all ages.  We focus on topics that fall outside of the traditional school curriculum, and introduce students to the beauty and power of mathematics.  Recent sessions include:

  • Spherical Journeys: Learn how geometry changes when you live on a sphere!
  • Origami: Visualize geometric concepts by creating geometric shapes via paper-folding.
  • Cryptology: How does mathematics keep our data secure?
  • Math with Soapy Water: Bubbles and soap film can solve tricky math problems!
  • Over the River and Through the Woods: How does Google Maps find a route from your starting point to your destination?

Students participate in interactive activities, conduct hands-on experiments, and work closely with outstanding instructors and University student mentors. 

Our Saturday Morning Math programs usually take place on the University Campus. We anticipate running the program in the spring of 2021, and we’re hard at work revamping our enrichment programs to run online.  Check this page in mid to late December for more details and registration links.

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