New Bellevue Math Camp: Making and Breaking Conjectures
The main work of mathematics is about having wonderful ideas that explain what you see. Usually, these take the form of conjectures–mathematical hypotheses like ideas about what pattern, behavior, or structure underlies what you’re looking at.
This summer, our focus will be on making conjectures… and then breaking them! Almost no idea is perfect right away: we need to learn to critique, test, correct, and improve them in order to arrive at a fully formed understanding. These classes will be a time to go beyond the answers (and our egos around having them) and see what stress-testing mathematics feels like.
Open to all new and returning students.
Instructor: Paul Gafni
For information about need-based scholarships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org