Break Camps: Why wait ’til Summer?

Some info about Seattle Area Math Camps via Girls Rock Math

Spring Break: Bead-Dazzling Math

Mid-Winter Break: Girls Count!

Madison Valley

Girls Count! We’re all about confidence at Girls Rock Math and this camp is designed to help her know that she counts! Girls Count! is a week chalk-full of our favorite activities, considered to be the “best of the best” by staff and campers alike. Campers will discover and make art with numbers, solve problems together, and discuss the impact of historic female mathematicians.  We’ll be creating, designing, playing, and discovering for this awesome week of math fun!

Bead-Dazzling Math  Young jewelry designers will delight in this awesome week of math fun! Girls will explore mathematical patterns and concepts while designing jewelry using a variety of beads and other materials. Activities include exploring infinity, pi, computer programming, algebraic concepts and computation practice- all while making beaded jewelry to take home! Like in all Girls Rock Math camps, girls will play math games, do puzzles, sing songs, play outside and have a blast!

Speaking at ADD Resources in Tacoma: Feb 11, 2015

Live coaching demo!

See ADD coaching in action through an informal exploration on “How the process of self-exploration can propel change.” Please join us on Wednesday, February 11th with ADD Coach Amy Voros. We’ll need volunteers willing to participate in problem-solving sessions under her lead.   There will be time for three 20 minute sessions. Please note: What goes on in support group meetings stays in the meeting.


Tacoma ADDR Adult ADHD Support & Information Group

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, 7:00 PM

Jackson Hall
314 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA

10 Members Went

“How the Process of Self-Exploration Can Propel Change” live with Amy Voros, ADHD Coach – See ADHD coaching in action through an informal exploration -We’ll need volunteers willing to participate in problem-solving sessions with Coach Voros in the lead. There will be three 20-minute sessions. Find out more about Amy at https://creativecatapultcoa…

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Seattle Math Camps for Girls

Local Non-Profit Girls Rock Math, is doing some great camps this summer for girls.

Camp Registration

Registration for summer opens THIS SATURDAY, January 10, 2015.

Break Camps

Puppet Power – We will get geared up for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with this fantastic camp all about designing and engineering puppets.  In this two-day camp, girls will learn how to build different kinds of moveable puppets by exploring design, linkages, and mechanic movement.  They will also use the engineering process to build their own puppet theater to draw the curtain on the last day of camp!

  • When: Monday and Tuesday, February 16 & 17, 9am-3pm
  • Who: Girls in Grades K-4
  • Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Miniature Math– Girls will create their own miniature world as they design tiny food, toys, and games for any 15-18 inch doll, such as those in the American Girl collection, or favorite stuffed animal.  In this design and craft math camp, the girls will play games and create art projects that help them explore ratio and proportion, measurement, money, and mental math skills.

  • When: April 13-17, 9am-3pm
  • Who: Girls in Grades K-3
  • Where: MLK Center

Upcoming Workshop

Dance, Movement & Math– Explore math through movement of your body! Beats, patterns, symmetry, shapes… all of these concepts and more can be explored creatively through our bodies. Girls will use math vocabulary and explore math concepts while dancing, moving to the music, and letting their imagination soar!

  • When:  Saturday, January 24, 10-11:30 am
  • Who: Girls in Grades K-2
  • Where: MLK Center 3201 E Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112
  • Cost: $40

MiddleSchool and High School Students- Get Involved!

Now is the time of year for our Middle School and High School age girls to apply for camp counselor positions.  We would also love helpers for our fundraising events as well as break camps!

Fundraiser Parties

Valentine’s Celebration– Join us for our Valentine’s I Love Math Celebration and scholarship fundraiser!  We’ll have games, crafts, treats and activities for the whole family!

  • When: 10 am-12 pm Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015
  • Where:MLK Center 3201 E Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112
  • Suggested Donation: Anything your heart desires!

Pi Day Party

Join us for our Pi Day Party and scholarship fundraiser!  Bring a pi(e) for the pie making contest, or memorize digits of pi for the pi recitation contest, play games, make crafts and learn all about pi!

Session One

  • When: 10 am-12 pm, March 14, 2015
  • Where:MLK Center 3201 E Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112

Session Two

  • When: 3:30-5:30 pm, March 14, 2015
  • Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
  • Suggested Donation: $3.14

We love that we get the opportunities to see our campers and to continue to do math and art together throughout the school year.  Consider joining us for any or many of these upcoming events!

We look forward to a great Spring and Summer with you.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Thanks so much!

Girls Rock Math

Jessica Christianson, M.A. Ed

Founder and Director

Girls Rock Math



Review: The Organized Student

Occasionally, I get asked about how I work with students on organization.  Part of the system I use is based off  The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg.  I like this because it sets up a clear and straightforward routine to helping with cleaning and saving my students from carrying more than strictly necessary.

We end up focusing on cleaning out the notebook in conjunction with comparing the student’s progress on the SOURCE, the Seattle School District’s online portal.  Having an organized notebook has let more than one student locate an item and hand it in, that wouldn’t have been counted otherwise.

She also outlines backpack and locker organization, which I focus on only on an as-needed basis. I would recommend this book to others looking to help students get on top of their paperwork.

The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond

ADD RESOURCES Adult Support Group – Tonight Lake Forrest Park, WA

Adult Support Group – Lake Forest Park (WA)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Next Meeting: November 12, 2014 – Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Organized by ADD Resources and facilitated by ADD Resources volunteers. Space provided by Third Place Commons. No fee to attend. Donations welcome.


Speaking Engagement: ADD Resources-Tacoma September 10

I’ll be presenting at ADD resources-Tacoma for their meeting on September 10th from 7-9 PM. Here’s the blurb they’re posting:

Join us on Wednesday, September 10th. Gain self-awareness and learn to cope with ADHD challenges by using your strengths rather than always focusing on weaknesses. Amy Voros of Creative Catapult Coaching will host an informal exploration on putting your unique interests and values to work. See her on Facebook at:

For more information, please see: