My name is Stacy Maxton, and my goal is to battle the stigma against math.
Math is fun! I first knew I loved math when I was 6 and I would hurriedly run home from school to dig in to my workbook problems. I was a nerdy kid who faced a lot of bullying; math provided me with solace and escape, while also making me feel like I was becoming smarter by the day. This problem-solving became my habit until I discovered math competitions – including the AMC and AIME – which opened many doors for me, both academically and personally as I found both resume-boosting success as well as friendship! I later dug in to computer science, finding comfort in its numbers and logical systems, but never forgetting my first love – math.
Math gave me confidence, identity, and purpose as I developed into the person I am today. I sharpened my analytical mind and power of observation using the skills I learned and the problems I solved. I built a circle of friends that only continues to grow as I find more people who love numbers. I want to give back to the next generation of youth by helping them fall in love with math… particularly as I hear so much fear and apprehension of numbers.
I tutor students who try to use rote memorization to keep math at arm’s length, never truly engaging with the problems at hand and therefore never really getting to know math. I know there are more students doing this than just the ones I instruct, and so I’ve assembled this resource of math camps as one way to inspire students to find fun in math.
Use the navigation bar above to visit the various pages I’ve built here.
If there are any camps that I’m missing here, or if you have any further resources you’d like to see added to this site, please let me know! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and I look forward to hearing from you.