Classes

Starting in the fall of 2018, we will be offering two classes per quarter.

  • As before, we will be offering our advanced classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 PM in Palo Alto. On Tuesdays, new material is presented in an interactive lecture format. On Wednesdays, there are problem sessions, where students work in small groups in order to solidify their understanding of material presented the day before, and also go over problems from the previous week. In the last week, students give presentations on a topic of their choice related to the class material. Students also write an expository paper on the topic of their presentation, and especially dedicated students will have the opportunity to work on open research problems.
  • We will also be starting a class giving students a transition to proof-based mathematics. This class meets on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:30 PM. At the beginning of class, new material is introduced, and after that students work on problems and proof-writing and go over problems from the previous week. This is a year-long sequence, after which successful students will be prepared to take our advanced classes the following year. In the fall, the class will be about proofs in number theory; in the winter, it will be about proofs in combinatorics; in the spring, it will be about proofs in analysis.

The topics for the advanced classes in the 2018–2019 year are number theory, ergodic theory, and analytic number theory.

In the 2015–2016 year, we offered classes on abstract algebra, cryptography, and complex analysis. In the 2016–2017 year, we offered classes on combinatorial game theory, proofs from THE BOOK, and ring theory/algebraic geometry. In the 2017–2018 year, we offered classes on combinatorics, mathematics of Euler, and p-adic analysis.

In the future, we will offer many other classes, based on the interests of students and teachers, including various classes on number theory, analysis, combinatorics, topology, probability, game theory, and more.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 classes, both the advanced class on number theory and the intermediate proof-writing class. Click here to apply! Applications are due by July 29th.

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