You may contact Dr. Shen to choose a camp. 

Wechat ID:jianshentx

Email:DSMAcademy.Shen@gmail.com

2017 Summer Math Camps

Camp Title                         Suggested Grades     # Days                         Schedule                                           Location

Problem Solving - Level 2     Grades 7, 8      10 Half-Days    8:30–11:30 AM June 19—23, June 26--30       Casulo Hotel

Geometry – Level 1               Grades 5, 6      10 Half-Days    8:30–11:30 AM  July 10—14,  July 17--21    Travis Christian Assembly 传福教会

Geometry – Level 2               Grades 6, 7      10 Half-Days    1:00–4:30 PM  July 10—14, July 17--21       Travis Christian Assembly 传福教会

Advanced Problem Solving   Grades 6,7,8     10 Full-Days     9:00AM–5:30PM July 24—28,July 31—Aug 4   Casulo Hotel

Problem Solving - Level 1     Grades 5, 6       9 Half-Days      8:30–11:30 AM Aug 7—11, Aug 14--17        Travis Christian Assembly 传福教会

  • All grades mean students’ current grades in the Spring semester of 2017.

  • Size of Each Camp: Minimum 10, Maximum 25

  • Camp Addresses:

Casulo Hotel: 3017 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78741

(Next to exit 232A, Northbound IH35)

Travis Christian Assembly: 8304 E Highway US-290, Austin, TX 78724

  • All camps will be taught by Dr. Jian Shen.

Camp Format


Each camp will be a combination of class lectures and student presentations. During each camp Dr. Shen will focus on the following three important aspects:

  • Teaching students fundamental concepts in mathematics

  • Enhancing students’ problem solving ability

  • Training students public presentation skills

Students will be partitioned into groups of three or four. All students will have equal opportunities to make presentation in class. In addition all students are encouraged to do daily pushups with Dr. Shen and to do weekly running with Dr. Shen.
Below is a typical daily schedule for a 3-hour half-day camp. (The full-day camp will be conducted in a similar fashion.)

  • Lecture 1 by Dr. Shen (50 minutes)

  • Short break (10 minutes)

  • Lecture 2 by Dr. Shen (50 minutes)

  • Long break, pushup with Dr. Shen, and snack (20 minutes)

  • Student group discussion and presentation (30 minutes)

  • Daily quiz (20 minutes)

  • Weekend running with Dr. Shen (at least once for each camp)

Math Camp Coverage

Camp Title: Geometry – Level 1
 Line (line segment, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, transversal, angle bisector, perpendicular bisector)
 Angle (vertical angles, corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, degree measure, complementary angles, supplementary angles)
 Triangle
 median, angle bisector, and altitude of a triangle
 sum of interior angles of a triangle, sum of exterior angles of a triangle
 area of a triangle
 isosceles triangle and properties
 equilateral triangle and properties
 right triangle, Pythagorean Theorem
 special right triangles and their properties
 Polygon, sum of interior angles, sum of exterior angles
 Circle, area of a circle, circumference of a circle, tangent line, circular motion
 Sector, area of a sector
 Geometry problems in MathCounts/AMC 8
 Introduction of analytic geometry, equation of a line, equations of parallel lines, equations of perpendicular lines, intersection of lines
 Congruent triangles – an introduction
 Enhance student public presentation skills.


Camp Title: Geometry – Level 2
 Review important concepts in Geometry – Level 1.
 Proofs in geometry
 Triangles
 Congruent triangles
 Special triangles
 Similar triangles
 Polygons, parallelograms, rhombus, area of a regular polygon
 Circles, chord, tangent lines, arcs, angles, and sectors
 Prisms and pyramids, surface areas, volumes
 Analytic geometry
 Geometry problems in MathCounts/AMC 8
 Enhance student public presentation skills.
Prerequisites: Geometry – Level 1, or approved by camp instructor


Camp Title: Problem Solving – Level 1
 Review important concepts in Pre-Algebra and Geometry – Level 1.
 Enhance problem solving techniques in Pre-Algebra.
 Introduce problem solving techniques in Algebra 1.
 Introduce basic problem solving techniques in Combinatorial Counting. Topics include counting rules, permutations, combinations, etc.
 Introduce basic problem solving techniques in Elementary Number Theory. Topics include divisibility, greatest common divisor, least common multiple, etc.
 Introduction of Game Theory.
 Prepare students for Dr. Shen’s course (MathCounts/AMC8) in the Fall semester.
 Enhance student public presentation skills.
Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra, or approved by camp instructor.


Camp Title: Problem Solving – Level 2
 Review important concepts in Algebra 1 and Geometry – Level 1.
 Enhance problem solving techniques in Algebra 1.
 Introduce problem solving techniques in Algebra 2
 Introduce basic problem solving techniques in Discrete Mathematics. Topics include counting, permutations, combinations, discrete probability.
 Introduce problem solving techniques in Number Theory. Topics include divisibility, greatest common divisor, least common multiple, Euclidean Algorithm, proofs.
 Introduce basic problem solving techniques in Game Theory.
 Enhance student public presentation skills.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, or approved by camp instructor.


Camp Title: Advanced Problem Solving
 Review important concepts in Algebra and Geometry.
 Enhance problem solving techniques in Algebra and Geometry.
 Introduce advanced problem solving techniques in mathematics competition. Topics include logic, combinatorics, algebra, algebraic combinatorics, discrete probability, number theory, plane geometry, analytic geometry, inequalities.
 Prepare students for Dr. Shen’s courses (AMC10/12, MathCounts) in the Fall semester.
 Enhance student public presentation skills.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry, or approved by camp instructor

Refund Policy

Summer Camp Refund Policy for Problem Solving - Level 2 (June 19-23 and 26-30) :

Cancelled one month before class starts: 100% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled two weeks before class starts: 75% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled one week before class starts: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled before class starts: 25% refund

Cancelled after class starts: No refund

  

Summer Camp Refund Policy for all other Math Camps:

 

Cancelled 45 days before class starts: 100% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled one month before class starts: 75% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled two weeks before class starts: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee

Cancelled before class starts: 25% refund

Cancelled after class starts: No refund

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