A Look Ahead to Basic Concepts of Counting and Probability
Probability sounds more daunting than it actually is. In fact, when applied to games of chance, sports, and other leisure activities, it turns out to be fun to work through many of the problems that students will encounter in this course. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the subject, a chance for your child to get a jump on the math that he or she will be doing in the upcoming year.
As a branch of mathematics, probability had its origins in work that Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat did in collaboration in the seventeenth century to answer a question from an aristocrat about gambling. Part of the fun will be reading about those origins and seeing the basic problems that these two men set out to answer. Also covered will be permutations, combinations, Pascal’s triangle, geometric probability, basic combinatorial identities, and the Binomial Theorem.
This course is set for the appropriate level of difficulty for children who are in the seventh grade.
Live Classes: Mondays, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from June 1st to July 27th. Students unable to attend a live class will be able to access a recording of the class.
Student Support: The instructor is available via email.