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.

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 Fort Collins 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 2018 Prove it! Math Academy is shown below.

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Students Arrive Greetings and Games
Monday Welcome;
Introduction to Proof
Toy Proofs,
Propositional Logic,
Quantifiers
Excursion;
Group Work
Tuesday Peano Axioms,
Proof Shortcuts
Set Theory,
Functions
Group Work
Wednesday Induction Numbers, Rings,
and Groups
Excursion;
Group Work
Thursday Rocky Mountain National Park /
Colorado field trip
Friday Combinatorial Proofs Symmetry and Burnside’s Lemma Group Work
Saturday Invariants,
Extreme Principle
Transformational and
Hyperbolic Geometry,
Inversion
Excursion;
Group Work
Sunday Generating Functions Proof Writing Style,
LaTeX
Monday Introduction to q-analogs Surreal Numbers and Games Group Work
Tuesday Local field trip Existence Proofs
Wednesday 3x+1 Problem,
2-adic numbers
Conference preparation Group Work
Thursday Prove it! Conference Prove it! Conference Fractals;
Excursion
Friday Career Information Solutions, Team Awards
Final Excursion
Saturday Breakfast Students Depart

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.

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