Resource: University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) (Minneapolis, MN)
Website: University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) (Minneapolis, MN)
Description: UMTYMP provides a challenging alternative for Minnesota’s talented mathematics students in grades 6-12. The highly accelerated courses are specially designed to provide these students with an intense academic experience that will stimulate their mathematical interest and abilities. The program, offered through the University of Minnesota School of Mathematics Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP), is partially supported by an appropriation from the State of Minnesota. Students currently in grades 5-7 are identified and recommended by their schools as eligible for entering UMTYMP at the Algebra level. The University of Minnesota also offers affiliated Summer Enrichment and Saturday Enrichment programs.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 1/30/2013
As a parent of a former UMTYMP "graduate" I would like to say, "thank you!" My son was able to graduate from college in three years vs. 4 or sometimes the more normal 5 year plan. He is now a very successful "member of society" working in the Silicon Valley. Over and over again, he has been told at the ripe old age of 25, that the opportunities he has been afforded have been because of his amazing math background. This happened in large part because of UMTYMP. So, even though as a parent sitting and waiting patiently in the freezing cold for him to finish class, sometimes wondering if this would all be worth it, in the end, the answer is a resounding YES. Thank you, UMTYMP!!

Contributed by: Student on 10/23/2012
I am a Sophomore in high school who is taking the UMTYMP Calc III this year. Like many of the other people said, I was never challenged before and this provided a great opportunity for me. Of course, I believed they have cut back slightly on the heavy workload (in an attempt to keep so many from dropping out) the course is still very rigorous and definitely at college honors level. I am proud to say that I have managed A's throughout, but this was no easy task at all. Yet, it's not like I've given up a social life or goes to be shown that UMTYMP will not over power your life, but it will allow faster working students to work at the pace they are capable of in order to achieve more in a lesser amount of time.

Contributed by: Parent on 3/25/2010
I am a parent with a son who has been in the UMTYMP Program for 3 years now. If you are self motivate and able to pick up topics quickly, then the program is for you. If you are a student (or have a kid) who needs to be prodded to do homework, then this program is not for them. It moves fast, about 3 weeks of regular paced High School Math is covered each week.

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