Inventing Mathematics: Groups and Symmetry

Become a mathematical inventor who creates and analyzes operations and rules of new mathematical systems! In doing so, you make connections to familiar real-world contexts and gain a deeper understanding of both number and geometry topics from school mathematics.

(This course is targeted at children entering Grades 8, 9, 10 in 2020-21)

Mathematicians are not human calculators. They are observers who learn to see what the untrained eye does not notice and thinkers who use logic to look beyond the obvious.

In this course, you will become a mathematical inventor who creates and analyzes operations and rules of new mathematical systems! In doing so, you make connections to familiar real-world contexts and gain a deeper understanding of both number and geometry topics from school mathematics.

The highly interactive sessions will involve working independently and in small groups as well as sharing and discussing your work with others. After each interactive session, students will work on their own to extend the problems further and frame questions for future exploration. Students will submit the assignments and their questions and will receive feedback and responses from the instructor.

The couse facilitator talks about the approach he takes in his courses here.