Summer Program Testimonials
At AwesomeMath, we strive to enrich our students problem solving abilities so that they can improve their competition math performance in a diverse environment with challenging courses and fun activities so as to create life-long memories and friendships. But don’t take our word for it, read what our awesome students have to say about the program.
“AwesomeMath was such a great camp for me. I really learned a lot and it was a rigorous but fun camp. My instructors were really helpful, and activities at camp were great!”
“AwesomeMath was a great experience for me. As an older kid without much math competition experience, I feel that I now have a foundation I can build on and become more successful at competitions. I also had lots of fun doing activities and meeting new people. I would definitely recommend AwesomeMath to anyone interested at getting better at math.”
“It was so helpful, helped me enjoy math more, and I made lots of amazing friends.”
“This camp seemed like it would be really boring when my mom first told me about it, but coming here was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve made so many friends and learned so much new stuff. When you hear “math camp,” you probably think of a huddle of acne-faced teens, sitting around a table, solving problems day and night, and living off coffee, but that is not what this is about. The classes are challenging, but not to the point that you want to give up and just leave. The friends you make here will last forever, and so will the memories.”
“AwesomeMath was an amazing experience and very memorable. I learned a lot of mathematics from this camp and had a lot of fun and enjoyment. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.”
“AMSP was such an amazing experience! The classes were great and the faculty were amazing to interact with. The instructors and TAs work really hard to provide a relationship with the student and make sure that every student is comfortable with the material. It’s so amazing to be around so many extremely smart and different people from around the world!”
“I very much enjoyed my time at AMSP. I made so many new friends with the same interests as myself, and I learned so much more new math. The teachers were all very knowledgeable and willing to answer any question. I really hope that I can return to this camp next year.”
“AwesomeMath was an amazing experience for me. The teachers and TAs were extremely helpful, and were always on the lookout to help their students. It amazed me how much the instructors cared about helping the students learn!”
“I absolutely loved this camp! If you don’t go you are missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime!”
“I really enjoyed this camp! It had everything that makes life worth living. The instructors were top notch: They made the learning experience fun and fulfilling. The RAs give you a sense of home and family so you feel the most comfortable. The other students were probably the best part of camp! You learn about different ideas and cultures, and make friends and form a strong bond because of your shared love for Math.”
“I thought that I was really good at math before coming to AwesomeMath. Then I met a lot of brilliant teachers, campers and counselors who all showed me that I was wrong. However, that’s not all bad. I know that when I’m in school, it’s easy not to push myself to the max but to settle for below my potential. However, these three weeks have given me a whole new outlook on what it means to be successful, to work hard, and to do your best. Thank you AwesomeMath!”
“I had a wonderful time at AwesomeMath. I met a lot of very interesting people from all over the world, and had the opportunity to take classes with excellent teachers. I made new friends, who all share the same enthusiasm for mathematics, and learning from each other made my interest for mathematics grow even more. The whole experience of being at AwesomeMath was very rewarding, there’s just no better way to spend you summer than being at AwesomeMath. I’m going to miss everyone.”
“At first it was a mingle of emotions, stuck between math and harder math. But this encouraged us to help each other out, from math to anything else, and amidst laughing and learning was created a thick web of interconnectedness. And it just kept getting better and better!”
“I really learned lots of things from AMSP this year. I look at math now in a different way. I got to make friendships with people from all over the world. The staff here was very friendly and helpful and they worked hard just to make this program work, so thank you AMSP staff. I’ll miss the amazing three weeks I had here.”
“At AMSP we learned to see mathematics in a different light. While we discovered many new strategies of thinking in problem solving, maybe the most important experiences we gained were not only facing a new style of learning but interacting with others from different cultures. It makes me so happy to call so many of those interesting and new people my friends. AwesomeMath was a great experience. The staff was terrific, I made so many good friends, and I hope to keep in touch with you all!”
“This prestigious program has proven to be extremely worthwhile and rewarding. More than the mathematics I have learned at camp, I am happy to have met so many new friends and feel that I have been placed on a path to success.”
“My summer at AwesomeMath has been a great one, between, well…math, and the friends that I have made. Learning new math is always interesting, and being able to discover the beauty of math that lays beneath the surface of what is taught at school is exciting for me. Finding the patterns that make up the world of numbers is such a great feeling. While I came here for the math, what really made the three weeks such a great experience were the people around me – the ones I talked with, ate with, studied with, played with, laughed with, and even literally carried: my friends, both campers and counselors. To meet so many people with so many hometowns and cultures and languages, yet still in so many ways so similar to me was amazing.”
“I really enjoyed the experience at camp and all the fun times I had! I had so many times where I could laugh with my friends. I got to meet so many new people here! Also, I learned so much from the awesome teachers here who taught me so much about math. I really enjoyed the time I spent at AwesomeMath!”
“AMSP was very inspiring to me. I learned and encountered challenges I would never have faced otherwise; I learned math and much more. The three weeks I shared with the other students was perhaps the best of my life, and I will never forget all I have experienced at AMSP.”
“This has been a very Awesome experience. Great teachers, EXTREMELY talented students, I’d like to thank the people who helped me get to where I am today.”
“When I first came to AwesomeMath I felt like that camp was designed to be a quick fix. It wasn’t a quick fix in that my AIME score jumped 5 points in just 6 weeks that first summer; instead, it was a quick fix in that it had exposed me to who the real successful people are in mathematics and that is you, the campers as a whole, the people who do math because they love it. These people are who really made my AwesomeMath experience incredible, mathematically speaking. They helped me realize the enjoyment that can come for problem solving. And for that I am forever grateful. When I first came to the camp, I was looking to be a better problem solver, but I was motivated to do so for the sake of victory in contests rather than the personal satisfaction of solving a hard problem. These people have really shown me what that is.
Now in camp, I have had a group of peers every year that have made my experience fun. More than just the problems you get at the end of camp, the social network that you obtain, people who are determined to succeed, people who will succeed will impact your life forever. That’s the great thing about AwesomeMath, there are so many people who have different interests and enjoy different things but all share one common love, that being a thirst for knowledge and a determination to succeed.”
“AMSP was fun and I learned a lot. It’s a really good summer program that has many options for students of any level.”
“The challenging courses and simply being around people who love math as much as I do made AMSP one of the most memorable experiences of my life. ”
It was in Grade 8, year 2013, when I first acquired Dr. Andreescu’s book Mathematical Olympiad Treasures. The copious number of gems presented in the material ignited in me an appetite for Mathematics and creative thinking, opening for me a world of boundless intellectual challenges provided by the various Mathematical Contests and Olympiads. During my training for the Olympiads, the Regional and National Mathematics Contests in India and then the Team selection test for the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the major resource that I used for guiding me were the books written by Dr. Andreescu and the books offered by the AwesomeMath community. The innumerable theoretical concepts, examples, problems with corresponding solutions, explicit illustrations and the motivation which the authors have striven to pass to the reader were so well conveyed that anyone who has a passion and love for Mathematics and Mathematical thinking would definitely say, “Awesome”.
Later, I came across the heart of the AwesomeMath community: The AwesomeMath Year-Round Program, which is a truly enlightening experience. The segments are very well designed and the material encapsulates fascinating and charming pearls and rubies of Elementary Mathematics. Each segment has assigned to it a unique flavour, illustrating not only Mathematical ideas but also dealing with the author’s query about “Why things should be true?” The ideas are conveyed in a very lucid and elaborate manner with emphasis on converting useful insights and intuitions into rigorously packed airtight proofs. The ideas are very simple and to the more experienced reader might even look ‘standard’ but they are applied in such witty ways that one is often stunned with the realization that such ingenuity is even possible. Each author, with his own style of problem-solving, influences the reader to think creatively. The examples lay the table for the main course: the problems. Each problem is a brainteaser and savouring and reflecting on the solution makes one enjoy it even more. The most important feature is the invaluable art of proof-writing that is very important in math contests, research, and in almost every aspect of life. The true beauty of pre-university level mathematics is captured in a single problem, making any Mathematics lover feel contented. Another enchanting experience that the AwesomeMath community provides is the Online Math Journal – Mathematical Reflections, exposing the readers to problems, solutions and knowledge of Mathematics at varying levels of difficulty. The community also has a bookstore providing innumerable books varying from the ones designed for pre-Olympiad students to the notoriously challenging book “Problems from the book”.
The Program has helped me a lot by providing lots of interesting and fun-to- solve problems and I would like to thank the AwesomeMath for spreading the joy of mathematics to the community. It is indeed an experience worth a try and the monetary cost of this program is negligibly small when compared to what one receives. In one word, it is “Awesome”.