Problem solving is both an art and science, a truly intellectually entertaining activity. In this course, we will simultaneously bring joy and rigor to solve challenging math problems. We begin by exploring problems from a wide range of difficulty and from a 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 problem solving with your peers, and present your solutions. Besides elementary algebra, the only prerequisite for this course is your strong craving for fun.
Logic and Problem SolvingMathematics
Scheduled Class Time*
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live online 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.