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

Cost

$249; payment is due upon registration

Date and Time

June 19–23 (Monday-Friday), 10 a.m.–noon CST

Program Registration

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Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and seats in the program are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Location

Online

Program Overview

Many people see math as nothing but a subject with a lot of incomprehensible rules to remember. However, mathematics is not just about numbers, equations, and rules—it’s more than that. 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 mathematics
  • Enable students to communicate mathematical ideas and present mathematical arguments, both writing and orally, using proper mathematical notation and terminology

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Rising 10th–12th graders (ages 14-17); students must be at least 14 years old to participate 
  • Upon registration, students must submit the following in order to confirm enrollment in the program:
    • Program fee
    • Parental consent form, which will be sent by email via DocuSign
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer, stable internet access, and the ability to download and install software is required. 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

Questions?

Questions about the application process? Email them to precollege@iit.edu.