# Mathematics Outreach

The UW Oshkosh Mathematics Department is committed to supporting quality mathematics education in Northeast Wisconsin.

Our outreach activities include teacher professional development workshops, teacher math circles, the Math Problem-solving Contest, and summer programs for middle and school students.

- The fourth annual University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
**Mathematics Problem-solving Contest,**sponsored by the UWO Mathematics Department and the College of Letters and Science, is scheduled for**Thursday April 23, 2020**. We would like to invite you to bring your team of grade 7-10 math students to this exciting new event. The contest questions will focus less on testing procedural knowledge, and more on testing an ability to tackle and make sense of novel problems. We hope that your students will find the contest to be engaging as well as challenging.

**Summer Oshkosh Mathematics Academ**y is a summer math camp for middle school students. These camps provide area students the opportunity to work with UWO faculty and mathematics majors in authentic mathematics problem solving and mathematics enrichment activities linked to the Common Core content and practice standards. Camp activities will be designed by mathematics faculty, and led by UWO secondary education and middle school mathematics majors and minors.

- The Making Mathematical Connections teacher professional development program involves 2-week intensive summer workshops in mathematics content for practicing teachers, and are offered in partnership with area school districts.

- The Oshkosh Math Circle supports middle and high school mathematics teachers in the Fox Valley. The circle brings together math teachers and professors on a monthly basis for informal activities, including working together on interesting problems or topics in mathematics and discussing mathematics teaching.

- The Mathematics Colloquium Series, featuring talks by department faculty or invited guest speakers on various topics in mathematics and mathematics education. These talks typically are geared for a general audience and are open to students, the university community, and to the public.