Mathematics for Success!
Math Enrichment Course “Algebra, Trigonometry, and Combinatorics”
The School of Mathematics and Statistics will offer a non-credit enrichment course for students in grades 11 and 12, beginning in September 2013.
Newton’s binomial formula
Factorization of a^n – b^n and of a^n + b^n (for odd n)
Factorization of polynomials
Finding rational roots of a polynomial with integer coefficients
Euclidean algorithm for the greatest common divisor of two polynomials.
Properties of trigonometric functions
Solving trigonometric equations
Pascal’s triangle and binomial coefficients
Proofs by induction
Application of binomial coefficients in combinatorics and probability
These topics will be covered in-depth, beyond the Ontario High School Curriculum.
The course targets students planning to study mathematics, science, or engineering at the university level.
The course will run on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, from September 19, 2013 to March 27, 2014, with a break in December, and will be held in the Macphail Room, 4351 Herzberg Building.
See the campus map for directions (The Herzberg Building is marked “HP”).
The registration fee is $350 plus 13% HST for the course. There is an early-bird special rate of $300 plus 13% HST until May 31st. Students entering the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University, who have successfully completed the course, will get a “School of Mathematics and Statistics Math Enrichment Award” in the amount of fees paid for the course.
A fee waiver, based on financial need, will be available when registration opens.
Please see the registration form for refund policy.
Maximum class size is 40 students. The course offering is subject to a minimum enrolment.