The Art of Counting: Combinatorics and Probability

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    Afternoon Class (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST)

While counting is one of the earliest mathematical discoveries most children have, the art of counting can lead us to some truly beautiful and playful mathematics.  Combinatorics goes beyond predicting a winning hand in a card game or forecasting how fast a computer can run an algorithm.  This branch of mathematics has applications in computer science, cryptography, and science.  Students will learn strategies for counting and assigning probabilities to discrete events through a series of mathematical puzzles and games.  This class will enhance your problem solving skills and help to uncover the patterns that underpin our world.

About ExplorSchool

For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students

Your Summer of Discovery Awaits

MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating.  Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.

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