BCA Math Completion Camp is for students who will be in grades 5-9 during the 2019-2020 school year; we are sorry but we cannot make exceptions for younger students.
BCA Algebra Intensive Review is for students who will be at BCA, grade 9, during the 2019-2020 school year; we are sorry but we do not have space for non-BCA students.
Refunds typically take 6-8 weeks but may take longer.
Brochures for both programs can be found above, under the tab “Summer Brochures.”
**New for 2019 BCA Math Competition Camp**
Parents/Students will provide additional information during registration and students will be placed in the appropriate class.
Placement questions for non-junior students: Two questions will ask for scores students received on AMC 8 and AMC 10. It is fine to leave these questions blank, but if students wish to be placed in AoPS 2 then at least one of these questions should be answered. If the student has not taken these contests or does not remember his/her scores, it is acceptable to take the test on your own, grade it and report that score. Tests can be found at:
Placement questions for junior students: One question will ask for the score students received on our Diagnostic Test. It takes 40 minutes and calculators are NOT allowed. Your child’s self-reported score on this test will help up place him/her in the correct section of junior math camp. It is fine to leave this question blank, in which case a low score will be assumed. Inflating your child’s score will result in an incorrect placement.
The information listed below is from the BCA Math Competition Camp Brochure.
BCA Math Competition Camp is an opportunity for students to work together with other motivated, creative lovers of math. During BCA Math Competition Camp, students learn the foundational concepts for, and get much experience in practicing, non-routine problem solving and competition math. Non-routine problem solving is great preparation for future engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and really anyone who will identify and find solutions to the problems that no one has solved before. This is why many elite colleges and universities are impressed by an applicant’s success on math competitions.
BCA Math Competition Camp has programs for students entering grades 5-9. Our junior program is specifically for students who have not yet taken pre-algebra (usually those entering grades 5, 6 and sometimes 7 or 8). Our regular program is primarily for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9; although very rare exceptions may be made for younger students (entering grades 5 or 6).
Please note that BCA Math Competition Camp is different from math classes at school. Although there is some overlap in content, we focus on non-routine problem solving. For instance, it is fine if a student has already taken “algebra” or “geometry” at school; they can still take a class with this name or covering this content at math camp. They will learn how to use their knowledge in new, creative ways. Likewise, math camp cannot serve as a review or remedial course and it cannot be used for a student to receive credit at their normal school.
This year, the sessions of math camp will run during the following days:
Session 1: July 15 – July 25 Session 2: July 29-August 8
We meet Monday through Thursday, 9:30-3pm, so each session consists of eight days.
During the first seven days, students will participate in warm-up activities, instruction, math games and a review of competition material. They will work with instructors, interns and volunteers who are current BCA math team coaches, high school team members and alumni and other experienced teachers. On the eighth day of each session, students will be grouped into teams to participate in individual, team and relay competitions. We will end the day and session with an awards ceremony.
Transportation and lunch is the responsibility of the parents. The cost is listed below:
(does NOT include the cost of the book(s))
One Session: $480 Two Sessions: $960