STEAM-ing ahead camps

Rationale and Aims

Aimed at Grade 4 and 5 club learners and their maths club leaders. Dual focus on taking maths out of the classroom and into the real world and connecting mathematics to home, science and environmental awareness / issues.

The activities are interactive, hands-on and focused on joint problem solving with the intention of encouraging the participating learners and leaders to view mathematics a way of thinking and being creative in everyday life and seeing possible future career opportunities in the STEM field.

Encourage a strengthening of the Community of Practice for the club leaders and an introduction to a COP for the learners. Intended camp outcomes were to enable learners to:

  • Identify themselves as confident and resilient ‘maths club learners’ in our local community
  • Develop confidence and self-efficacy in themselves as mathematicians and problem solvers
  • Develop an awareness of how mathematics connects to the real world

Develop the community of club leaders with respect to:

  • Development of leadership skills
  • Strengthening the after-care centres community of practice in terms of their belonging, knowledge and identity
  • Giving them experience of new activities for their clubs

STEAM Camp model

Camp Activities: Sample programme

Participation Certificates: Learners and club leaders

Indemnity and consent forms

Club leader questionnaire

Last Modified: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:24 SAST