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    Mathematics Camp: Proof, Number Theory, Counting, and Probability

    Mathematics Camp: Proof, Number Theory, Counting, and Probability


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Mathematics
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Mathematics is about more than numbers, equations, and rules yet most people have not seen a well-constructed mathematical proof on the infinitude of primes, or know how it can be used to solve problems ranging from optimizing web searches to taking a picture of a black hole in the center of the galaxy (M87). Changing the inaccurate perceptions of mathematics and introducing students to mathematics that are not typically seen in school are the main objectives of this program.

    Learning Objectives:

    The objectives of the camp are:

    To enhance the participant’s problem-solving skills and abstract reasoning

    To immerse students in the areas of mathematics not typically seen in high school

    Enable students to appreciate the usefulness, power, and beauty of mathematicsEnable students to communicate mathematical ideas and present mathematical arguments, both writing and orally, using proper mathematical notation and terminologyEligibility and

    Program Requirements

    Students must be at least 14 years old to participate.The program will take place online using the Zoom platform. In order for the program to be as interactive as possible, students are encouraged to use their webcam during the synchronous sessions. Students participating in Illinois Tech online summer programs must be at least 14 years of age to participate. View our Zoom privacy policy.Instructor

    Kiah Wah Ong, Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Cost and Session Information

    Cost: No cost; program fees will be covered for students who are accepted into the program

    Date and Time: Flexible; students are required to work 30 hours per week for eight to 10 weeks over the course of summer 2023 based on their availability and faculty adviser availabilityBegins on approximately May 15, but depends on when students are done with school

    Application Process: To apply for this program, students must submit the following materials:

    • School transcript
    • ResumeCover letter
    • Recommendation letter
    • Program Application

    Application deadline is March 30, 2023 and applicants will hear a decision by April 30, 2023.

    Eligibility: Rising 10th–12th graders (ages 14–17) and community college students who have taken at least one chemistry course

    Location: Mies Campus