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34  11:00 am  12:49 am  W, F 
This is a full course in high school Algebra I which covers the fundamental concepts including quadratic equations, special factorizations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, and special functions. This course is based on the "Art of Problem Solving" text. Semester 2 will cover chapters 1020. This class meets for one hour on Wednesday and one hour on Friday for 16 weeks. Students should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class. PREREQUISITES: Students may transfer into the class midyear with instructor approval and demonstration of PreAlgebra and some Algebra I proficiency. SUPPLIES: Students will need to purchase the textbook "Introduction to Algebra" from the Art of Problem Solving, and "Introduction to Algebra Solutions Manual", available from www.artofproblemsolving.com/store. A calculator is not needed for this course.

7th  12th  6 
$680.00 $612.00 before Dec 19 
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34  1:00 pm  12:49 am  W, F 
This is a full course in high school Algebra II which covers advanced concepts related to sequences, identifies, inequalities, exponents and logarithms, radicals, special functions, and more. This course establishes the mathematical foundation for pre calculus, including sequences and series, working with identities, and inverse functions. This course is based on the "Art of Problem Solving" text. Semester 2 will cover chapters 1020. The text includes several very advanced mathematical topics that will not be fully explored in this class. Interested students will be well prepared to pursue these topics independently. Trigonometry is not covered by the text, nor will any trigonometry be taught in this class.This class meets for one hour on Wednesday and one hour on Friday for 16 weeks. Students should expect to do a substantial number of exercises outside of class. PREREQUISITES: Students may transfer into the class midyear with instructor approval and demonstration of Algebra I and some Algebra II proficiency. SUPPLIES: Students will need to purchase the textbook Intermediate Algebra from the Art of Problem Solving, and Intermediate Algebra Solutions Manual, available from www.artofproblemsolving.com/store. An advanced graphing, scientific calculator, such as the TI84, is suggested but not required for this class so student can explore the functionality before taking the SAT. 
9th  12th  7 
$680.00 $612.00 before Dec 19 
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3  12:00 pm  12:49 am  F 
This is not your usual high school math class! Topics will be selected from group theory, abstract algebra, number theory, graph theory, analysis, topology, and more! Have you ever heard of Cantor dust? Do infinite sets really come in different sizes? How many distinct colors does it take to color a plane so that any two points one unit apart from each other are different colors? Goldbach’s conjecture, that every even number except 2 is the sum of two primes, still hasn’t been proven; do you think it’s true? Come prepared to wrap your mind around awesome mathematical ideas! 
9th  12th  10 
$170.00 $153.00 before Dec 19 
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3  10:00 am  12:49 am  W 
Each week, students will tackle math puzzles, challenges, and learn new "tricks" and techniques to solve a variety of math problems, all while learning about the masterminds behind founding principles of modern mathematics. Students will learn about the life and times of a great mathematician and then explore key concepts, principles, and formulas introduced by the featured master. Students' problem solving skills will be honed as they examine the historical, cultural, and personal context for discoveries in mathematics. The class will work sample problems and use experiments and manipulatives to demonstrate the formulas, theories, shortcuts, or alternate approaches suggested by famous mathematicians. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of math terms and concepts. First quarter will examine the "Geometers" including Euclid, Pythagoras, Heron, and Descartes. Future quarters will explore: Patterns and Problem Solvers including Eratosthenes, Napier, Polya, and Babbage (2nd quarter 2015); the Scientists Archimedes, Newton, Keplar, and Galileo (3rd quarter, 2016); and the Modern Thinkers including Fermat, Euler, Galois, and Noether (4th quarter, 2016)

5th  6th  7 
$170.00 $153.00 before Dec 19 
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3  2:00 pm  12:49 am  W 
Young students will be introduced to advanced ideas using the fun book, "The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure", by Hans Magnus Enzensberger to pique the imagination. A young boy dreams mathematical ideas, with the Number Devil as his fanciful guide. He discovers factorials, patterns generated by a series of multiplications, ideas of the infinite and much more. The book itself is an easy read. Many students will want to read the book in its entirety before class begins. Reluctant readers are welcome to read chapter by chapter as we go along. The class will be completely accessible to those who do not read the book, but more fun for those who do!

3rd  4th  9 
$170.00 $153.00 before Dec 19 
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3  12:00 pm  12:49 am  W 
Interested in cooking? Carpentry? Astronomy? How about baseball? Race cars? Quilting? Mountain biking? Whatever the pursuit, there is math involved! Like to eat? Which pizza has the highest crust to cheese ratio? Interested in space travel? How long would it take to travel to Mars using electromagnetic propulsion? Like shopping? How much do you really save if you get an extra 15% off the already discounted 30% sale price? This class will use common scenarios to explore decimals and percentages in "real life" and answer the question of "why do I have to learn this?" At the beginning of each quarter, the instructor will poll students to determine which ideas and activities most effectively engage thegroup and will then tailor the problems and exercises to the interests of the class. In addition to improving specific math skills, students will become more comfortable moving between prose (word problems) and mathematical representation, by working with situations that are meaningful to them. This class serves as a solid review of prealgebra topics. Future quarters will examine real life math using Geometry (3rd quarter 2016) and Exponents (winter 2016); Order of Magnitude (spring 2016).

7th  8th  3 
$170.00 $153.00 before Dec 19 
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