Math Adventures in Problem Solving: Perplexing Patterns

Mathematics is rich in patterns within patterns, and you will explore many of them in this course as you solve challenging problems and puzzles that expand your mathematical horizons while connecting in surprising ways to the mathematics you are learning in school.

(This course is targeted at children entering Grades 5, 6, 7 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.


Mathematics is rich in patterns within patterns, and you will explore many of them in this course as you solve challenging problems and puzzles that expand your mathematical horizons while connecting in surprising ways to the mathematics you are learning in school.  


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.


Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Jerry Burkhart, here.