Prerequisites: Qualifying math score and completion of Algebra I or Geometry; prior participation in AMC 8 or 10 recommended
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: 3 months
Course Code: CPM
This course is designed to extend skills in problem solving, to foster mathematical creativity, and to introduce the fundamentals of proof. Students learn to think at an advanced level as they tackle challenging problems.
Topics addressed in this course will draw from:
Each week, students explore a different math topic or problem-solving strategy in depth, and practice both non-routine and contest problems. Additionally, they will learn to create inductive and deductive proofs, with a focus on the proper use of notation and terminology and precision in their writing. The web-based virtual classroom provides interactive and team-building experiences for students.
Each topic covered in the course is independent of the other topics. One topic is taught a week on a continuous repeating basis. Students will not necessarily start with "Topic 1" in their first week of enrollment, but all topics will be covered in a 3-month enrollment. When all topics are covered, a student then takes the final exam.
There are no required materials for this course.
The following topics will be covered in the course:
This course uses an online virtual classroom with text, drawing, and video tools to hold group discussions.
The instructor holds a virtual classroom session each week on Tuesday, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.
Instructions and details are posted on the course website for enrolled students.
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All CTYOnline courses require a properly-maintained computer with Internet access and a recent-version web browser (such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer). Students are expected to be familiar with standard computer operations (e.g. login, cut & paste, email attachments, etc).
This course uses an online classroom for individual or group discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app.