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Like Math but Not Sure About Typical Competitions? Check out SUMiT 2012 November 25, 2011

Posted by Connie Chow in For parents, General Post, Non-SCFG programs.
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Girls in grades 6-10. This is for you!

SUMiT is a fully collaborative, math-intensive, fun and exciting event where participants must work together to achieve a common goal. Based on the traditional end-of-semester Treasure Hunts at Girls’ Angle, MIT’s Undergraduate Society of Women in Mathematics and Girls’ Angle are collaborating to bring the Treasure Hunt out of Girls’ Angle to the general public.

According to Ken Fan, founder and director of Girls’ Angle, SUMiT’s format defies traditional math competitions, where competitors work alone. Instead, it is more like a team support where the girls have to work cooperatively and will “lose together or win together”.

At SUMiT, the girls enter a big room and must work together in order to surmount problems some of which will be even more challenging than typical contest problems precisely because of the expectation that they will be “SUM”ming up their minds and helping each other.

Event date: January 21. Registration opens November 28.

For more information, please visit www.girlsangle.org/page/SUMiT.html

And yes, they’re still looking for additional sponsors!

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