An interactive event for students in Grades 7 through 12 who want to try more challenging mathematics.
During the university fall and winter terms, some of the enthusiastic mathematics professors and students at the University of Calgary offer weekly informal math sessions. These sessions are intended for students who like mathematics and want to experience mathematics outside the school curriculum.
We present problems that encourage experimentation and collaboration. A student can attend at any time - weekly attendance is not required. We do not teach mathematics that students would see in their school courses. We are not a remedial service. The students learn math from us that is not covered by school curriculum at all.
Our sessions generally attract between 10 and 15 students, especially at the beginning of the term. The sessions are aimed at suitable students in Grades 9 to 12, although exceptional and sufficiently mature students from earlier grades are welcome. A good guideline is that any student attending our sessions should already have knowledge of basic algebra.
We ask that younger students be accompanied by a teacher or parent; parents and teachers are always welcome to observe (and take part in) our sessions.
If you know of students who would enjoy our sessions, please encourage them to attend at least once.
Please call ahead as sessions may be cancelled due to insufficient participation.
Sometimes, teachers will bring a group of students to one of our sessions as an outing. This is highly encouraged. If you are bringing a group of students, advance notice is greatly appreciated. Smaller groups, or individual students, need not register or give advance notice.
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This academic year the sessions will run every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in MS 431, starting September 11, 2019 and ending December 4, 2019, then restarting January 15, 2020 and ending April 15, 2020.
All sessions take place in the Math Sciences building in room 431.