MathCEP offers enrichment programs during the school year that provide grade 5-7 students with opportunities to learn and enjoy mathematics. The primary objective is to offer innovative activities focused on a variety of mathematics topics that take students further than a standard school curriculum. Each program encourages participants to explore mathematics and its scientific applications from different perspectives based on specific mathematics themes.
Programs introduce students to the mathematics community and the role the subject plays in society. Students participate in interactive activities, conduct hands-on experiments, and work closely with outstanding instructors and University student mentors. They introduce participants and their families to educational opportunities and careers related to science, engineering, and mathematics. Students meet mentors associated with the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) and the University.
Although students are challenged intellectually during these activities, the focus is on exploration, allowing students to spend time with others who are interested in math and science and who enjoy challenges.