The Math of flight

by august andre and elizabeth holmes

The Math of Flight is a class taught at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) Summer Enrichment Camp.

This aviation class is for rising ninth and tenth graders from all around Mississippi. Campers start the day with small ‘brain teaser’ activities to get them energized and motivated throughout the class. They learn the basics of flight, planes, and aerodynamics by using real-life examples.

“I personally like the brain teasers.  I like the beginning of the class.  I like the fact that it’s more hands on than lecture based, because lectures can get tiresome after awhile,” said Jake Bozlee, Camp Counselor.

The Math of Flight is instructed by Karin McWhorter, a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. For more information about The Math of Flight and other classes at MSMS go to .