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Logic and Problem Solving

Problem solving is both an art and science; it is a most intellectually entertaining activity. In this course, we will bring joy and rigor simultaneously to solve challenging math problems. The class will look at problems in a wide range of difficulty from diverse range of areas: logic, combinatorics, inequalities, probability, number theory, geometry, algorithms and puzzles. We will acquire a toolkit of useful techniques and problem-solving strategies and also develop a disciplined style of thinking that is both creative and logical. There will be ample opportunity to apply these tools and sharpen your thinking skills in solving intriguing problems and puzzles, discuss with your peers and present your solutions. Besides elementary algebra, the only prerequisite for this course is your strong craving for fun.

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Session One
Course is Full
at the time of application
on the first day of session
Scheduled Class Time*
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.


Completion of an algebra course.