In this summer course, students build foundational problem-solving skills and strategies they'll use throughout their education and explore some of our math team's favorite unconventional math topics.

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Math Beasts Camp 7-9

Grade
7-9
Term
Summer
Length
2 weeks or 4 weeks
Daily In-Class Time
3 hours or 1.5 hours
Skills
Problem solving, advanced cryptography, number theory
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    Choose the right level

    Math Beasts Camp 7-9 is designed for students who have completed a Prealgebra course, such as Honors Math 6 or Contest Math 6.

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    Curriculum

    Our expert instructors use content developed by the Art of Problem Solving curriculum team to teach Math Beasts Camp 7-9. As a deep exploration of challenging mathematics, AoPS curriculum prepares students for success at top universities and competitive careers. No books are required for this class.

    Math Beasts Camp 7-9 includes sessions in Mathematical Exploration and Problem Solving.

    Our Mathematical Exploration sessions are designed to equip students with general mathematical strategies that will be useful throughout their education. We introduce topics most students won't encounter until much later in their schooling. Students explore cryptography, starting with Caesar Ciphers, Keyword Ciphers, and other techniques before learning about the foundations of modern cryptography — the building blocks of number theory. Students will end the course with an appreciation for the cryptographic concepts behind internet security.

    The Problem Solving sessions focus on logical thinking, while providing review of key math concepts. Students participate in a wide range of math-related games and puzzles that are meant to push student understanding of familiar topics well beyond the standard grade level.

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    Format

    Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-sized (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom.

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    Homework

    There is no required homework for Math Beasts Camp 7-9. However, we've prepared more materials than we can cover during class and many students continue working on them after class for extra practice.

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    Drop and refund policies

    If you drop a summer course before the start of your first class session, we'll issue a full refund for the course tuition. No refunds will be issued for withdrawing from a summer course after the start of your first class session.

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    Schedule

    Our summer course offerings meet five days a week, Monday through Friday. We offer this course in two timing formats. Both cover the same course material.

    • The two-week course meets for 3 hours each day.
    • The four-week course meets for 1.5 hours each day.

Schedule

Course Fee: $749.00
Jun 21 - Jul 2
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8551
Jul 12 - Jul 23
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8552
ENROLL
Jul 12 - Aug 6
Mon - Fri
9:30 am - 11:00 am ET
8:30 am - 10:00 am CT
7:30 am - 9:00 am MT
6:30 am - 8:00 am PT
ID: 8557
ENROLL
Mon - Fri
11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET
10:30 am - 12:00 pm CT
9:30 am - 11:00 am MT
8:30 am - 10:00 am PT
ID: 8550
ENROLL
Mon - Fri
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MT
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT
ID: 8555
ENROLL
Jul 19 - Aug 13
Mon - Fri
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CT
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MT
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PT
ID: 8549
ENROLL
Mon - Fri
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm ET
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CT
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm MT
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PT
ID: 8556
ENROLL
Jul 26 - Aug 6
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8553
ENROLL
Aug 9 - Aug 20
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8554
ENROLL
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