Academic Programs

Topics in Math

Students come to us as energetic and inquisitive problem-solvers, and we aim to capitalize on their inherent curiosity. We seek to cultivate in our students an appreciation of the power and utility of mathematics in solving real-world problems and a deep understanding of the logic and beauty that pervade the subject. In addition, we want our campers to enjoy math and to have fun exploring challenging and creative ideas and problems.

Students will explore their numerical passions while engaging in small group work, interactive problem solving, and project-based learning. Students will be challenged at the appropriate level throughout the course.

Choose to participate virtually or in-person. The number of in-person students will be limited to 8 per class.

 

PRE-ALGEBRA:

Grades: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weeks Available: Session 1: July 5-July 22, 2021 (three-week commitment)

Cost: $600

Course Description:

Students will review the basic arithmetic and introduction to algebraic concepts, including basic review of whole numbers and decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, order of operations, and ratio and proportion. This course is perfect for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID, as well as for students who are looking to get a head start on their math classes this fall.

ALGEBRA:

Grades: Rising 7th – 9th graders

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weeks Available: Session 2: July 26-August 12, 2021 (three-week commitment)

Cost: $600

Course Description:

Students will receive a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of algebra. The course emphasizes algebraic techniques, particularly factoring, solving equations, and analyzing linear functions. Strategies for solving problems form an important component of the course, and an assortment of word problems will be covered throughout. Other topics covered will include real numbers, operations with polynomials and algebraic fractions, inequalities, systems of equations, radical expressions, and quadratic functions. This course is perfect for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID, as well as for students who are looking to get a head start on their math classes this fall.

CALCULUS:

Grades:  Rising 11th – 12th graders

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weeks Available: Session 2: July 26-August 12, 2021 (three-week commitment)

Cost: $600

Course Description:

Students will examine differential and integral calculus: limits and continuity, the derivative and techniques of differentiation, extremal problems, related rates, the definite integral, Fundamental Theorem of calculus, derivatives and integrals of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions. This course is perfect for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID, as well as for students who are looking to get a head start on their math classes this fall.

GEOMETRY:

Grades: Rising 9th – 11th graders

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Weeks Available: Session 2: July 26- August 12, 2021 (three-week commitment)

Cost: $600

Course Description:

Students will receive an introduction to geometric techniques and concepts involving lines, planes, triangles, circles, polygons, perpendicularity, congruence, similarity, area, and volume. Algebraic techniques are revisited through topics such as inequalities, proportions, and coordinate geometry. Mathematical writing, axiomatic reasoning, and proof form a natural component of the curriculum.  Further topics may also include vectors, constructions, and similarity transformations. This course is perfect for students who may have experienced gaps in their learning due to COVID, as well as for students who are looking to get a head start on their math classes this fall.

 

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