The 2017 Prove it! Math Academy has come to a close. Many thanks to the Prove it! Math students and instructors for making our third year’s program a fantastic and memorable experience!
Below is an hourly breakdown of a typical day at Prove it! Math Academy.
|8 AM:||Breakfast at the dining hall.|
|9 AM – 12 PM:||Morning class. These sessions will consist of a mix of problem-solving activities and lectures by our expert instructors on advanced mathematics topics. There will be a break halfway through each morning session.|
|12 PM:||Lunch at the dining hall.|
|1 PM – 4 PM:||Afternoon class. These sessions will consist of a mix of problem-solving activities and lectures by our expert instructors on advanced mathematics topics. There will be a break halfway through each afternoon session.|
|5:30 PM:||Dinner at the dining hall.|
|7:30 – 9 PM:||The evening sessions will consist of either group work sessions or downtown excursions. The group study time is an opportunity for the students to work in teams on the problems and proof write-ups for the Prove it! Math Conference, which will take place near the end of the program. The excursions will consist of a variety of trips to downtown Boulder and the surrounding area.|
|10 PM:||Check-in at the dorms.|
|11 PM:||Lights out.|
The tentative schedule for the classes and activities at the 2017 Prove it! Math Academy is shown below.
|Sunday||Students Arrive||Greetings and Games|
Introduction to Proof
|Tuesday||Propositional Logic||Quantifiers||Group Work|
|Wednesday||Set Theory and Functions||Proof by Induction;
|Thursday||Rocky Mountain National Park / Colorado field trip|
|Friday||Introduction to Numbers,
Rings, and Groups
|Symmetry and Burnside’s Lemma||Group Work|
|Saturday||Combinatorial Proofs||Extreme Principle;
|Sunday||Axioms of Geometry||Generating Functions|
|Tuesday||Rocky Mountain National Park / Colorado field trip|
|Wednesday||Prove it! Conference||Prove it! Conference||Group Work|
|Surreal Numbers and Games||Excursion;
|Friday||Career Day||Awards, Journal,
and Closing Remarks
Note that all classes and activities are subject to change; the above is meant to give a general idea of the content of the curriculum and the planned excursions.