Students learn new concepts at UHV math camp

Ricardo Teixeira, an associate professor of mathematics, explains a mathematical concept to area high school students Friday during the University of Houston-Victoria’s Mathematics Summer Camp. Six students from area high schools including Calhoun, Industrial, Victoria East and Victoria West attended the camp from July 19 to 22 and stayed in the UHV residence halls during the week. During the camp, students learned about many mathematical concepts that will help them in high school, including Hamming Code, modular arithmetic, simplex method, non-Euclidean geometry, Boolean algebra and more. Students also met members of UHV’s faculty and administrators and were shown how mathematics impacts different areas of life. The camp was funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.