Math Adventures in Problem Solving: Patterns and Algebra
Engage in deep explorations of algebraic and numeric patterns by working on fascinating problems and puzzles that help you learn to think like a mathematician.
25 May 2021
Fee (₹, incl taxes)
About the Course
This course is targeted at students entering Grades 8, 9, 10 in 2021
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 engage in deep explorations of algebraic and numeric patterns by working on fascinating problems and puzzles that help you learn to think like a mathematician. In one of the projects, for example, you will investigate patterns in special sequences of numbers associated with polygons as well as sums of squares and cubes.
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.
Please click here to view a recording of a brief (30min) parent/ child orientation session held on Apr 4, 2020.
About our Facilitator:
Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.
Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.
Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.