The 2018 Prove it! Math Academy has come to a close. Many thanks to the Prove it! Math students and instructors for making our fourth year’s program a fantastic and memorable experience!
Check back in January 2019 for announcements and additional information. In the meantime, feel free to browse our Facebook page.
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 Fort Collins 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 2018 Prove it! Math Academy is shown below.
|Sunday||Students Arrive||Greetings and Games|
Introduction to Proof
|Thursday||Rocky Mountain National Park /
Colorado field trip
|Friday||Combinatorial Proofs||Symmetry and Burnside’s Lemma||Group Work|
|Sunday||Generating Functions||Proof Writing Style,
|Monday||Introduction to q-analogs||Surreal Numbers and Games||Group Work|
|Tuesday||Local field trip||Existence Proofs|
|Conference preparation||Group Work|
|Thursday||Prove it! Conference||Prove it! Conference||Fractals;
|Friday||Career Information||Solutions, Team Awards
The program is a full two-week experience, and so students must arrive and depart on the scheduled arrival and departure days.
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.