Survey of Modern Mathematics

Level:
Open to students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college in the fall
Session:
I - June 25–July 13, 2018
Days & Time:
Monday–Friday, 11:10 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:10–5:00 p.m.
Teacher(s):
Chloe Wawrzyniak
Prerequisites:

Thorough knowledge of high school mathematics, up to and including first-year calculus. Students are selected on the basis of their aptitude for mathematics.

“The program enhanced my love for math and made me excited for college.” — From a program course evaluation

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint high school students with some of the exciting developments in modern mathematics, including differential geometry, differential equations, chaos and fractals, and computational geometry.

Students meet for a two-hour lecture in the morning, and participate in a supervised computer laboratory session in the afternoon. Each student is assigned to a computer terminal for completion of laboratory exercises designed to expand upon the focus of the morning lecture. The exercises employ the special Mathematica packages and graphics that have recently become available for the advanced topics mentioned above. An additional benefit of the course is that students become proficient in the use of Mathematica.

Teacher(s)

Chloe Wawrzyniak

Chloe Wawrzyniak is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Rutgers University. In 2015, she received her B.S. in mathematics from Indiana University, where she also studied fine arts. Her research is in several complex variables and complex geometry. She has assisted in a number of upper level undergraduate courses at Rutgers and taught a flipped-format course on proof writing. Chloe works for the Teaching Assistant Project (TAP) at Rutgers. As part of TAP, she helps to plan and run a TA orientation held every August and a number of professional development workshops throughout the school year; she also helps to build and market resources that the TA Project provides for current TAs.

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