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!

Details regarding the 2018 camp will be available in January 2018. Check back then for more information, and in the meantime, feel free to browse our Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter.

Daily Schedule

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.

Program Schedule

The tentative schedule for the classes and activities at the 2017 Prove it! Math Academy is shown below.

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Students Arrive Greetings and Games
Monday Welcome;
Introduction to Proof
Toy Proofs Excursion;
Group Work
Tuesday Propositional Logic Quantifiers Group Work
Wednesday Set Theory and Functions Proof by Induction;
Graph Theory
Excursion;
Group Work
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;
Invariants
Excursion;
Group Work
Sunday Axioms of Geometry Generating Functions
Monday LaTeX Proof-writing Style;
Peer Review
Group Work
Tuesday Rocky Mountain National Park / Colorado field trip
Wednesday Prove it! Conference Prove it! Conference Group Work
Thursday 3x+1 Problem
and Fractals
Surreal Numbers and Games Excursion;
Group Work
Friday Career Day Awards, Journal,
and Closing Remarks
Final Excursion
Saturday Breakfast Students Depart

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.

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