Math Explorations For Curious Students

Math Explorations For Curious Students

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 17 - 21, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 22 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  5th 6th
Course Description:

Come explore some of the oh-so-many ways that math can be fun, exciting, challenging, and thought-provoking! In this camp, students will look at logic and proof, prime numbers, calendar math, how we can use (and manipulate) data, discrete math topics, non-Euclidean geometries (when distance takes on new and perhaps unexpected meanings), and more. Are you comfortable with fractions and decimals? We’ll explore ways to really master converting in between them. You learned how to count years ago – but we’ll readdress this and look at counting in really big “intractable” problems. Beyond just the basics of these topics, students will explore how math impacts different subjects and areas of their lives. We’ll have a lot of fun with a combination of lectures, facilitated discussion, exploration, and research.

Dillip Barman
About The Instructor:

Dilip has been teaching math for decades and helped to open Mathematics Institute of the Triangle in Chapel Hill where he teaches 2nd grade through algebra. He also teaches at Stanford and Chapel Hill Math Circles, Art of Problem Solving, Math Kangaroo, and other places.