Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth (MTTY)

Established 1994


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  • 2017 Summer Enrichment Program in Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth (MTTY) at George Mason University (Established 1994)
    Telephone (703)973-6889                            
    Email: talentedyouth@gmail.com
    1. Introduction: The purpose of this program is to offer non-credit enrichment courses in mathematics and computer science for students who are entering the 7th grade through 12th grade. The courses are designed to provide an accelerated learning environment in a college atmosphere for high-potential students. The classes are held at George Mason University, Fairfax campus.
    Eligibility: The participants must have at least a B average in the most recent mathematics course.
    2. Schedule:
    Term 1 (One-week course): July 31 – August 4, 2017, Monday – Friday
    Morning class: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Algebra 1
    Afternoon class: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Geometry
    Term 2 (One-week course): August 7 – August 11, 2017, Monday – Friday
    Morning class: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
    Afternoon class: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. SAT Mathematics Preparation
    Term 3 (One-week course): August 14 – August 18, 2017, Monday – Friday
    Morning class: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Pre-calculus
    Afternoon class: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Calculus
    3. Subjects: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and SAT Mathematics Preparation.
    4. Class size: Each class is limited to 25 students with the minimum of 8 students.
    5. Tuition: $200 for each one-week morning or afternoon course.
    6. Registration deadline, June 12, 2017.
    7.   Application procedure:
    (1) Complete the registration form below.
    (2) Write a check payable to MTTYGMU (Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth at George Mason University) for the amount of the tuition.
    (3) Mail the completed registration form and the check by June 12, 2017, to:
                  Dr. J. E. Lin
                  PMB# 3736
                  George Mason University
                  4450 Rivanna River Way
                  Fairfax, VA 22030-4441
    8. For more information, please contact Dr. J. E. Lin at (703)973-6889 or send an email to: talentedyouth@gmail.com
    9. COURSE DESCRIPTION
    1. Algebra 1
    (Pre-requisite: Pre-Algebra): The topics covered include properties of numbers, solving equations, polynomials, factoring polynomials, graphs, linear equations, inequalities, fractional expressions and equations, real numbers, radical expressions, quadratic equations. Logical reasoning and mathematical applications are emphasized throughout the course.
    2.  Geometry (Pre-requisite: Algebra 1): The topics covered include points and angles, congruence and angles, triangles and congruence, triangles and inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, similarity, polygons, circles, coordinate geometry, and 3-dimensional geometry. Proofs are emphasized throughout the course.
    3.   Algebra 2 with Trigonometry (Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry): The topics covered include functions, polynomials, rational expressions, trigonometry, trigonometric equations, identities, Laws of Sine and Cosine, and graphing trigonometric functions.
    4.   Pre-calculus (Pre-requisite: Algebra 2 with Trigonometry): This course covers functions, graphs, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, parametric equations, polar coordinates, inequalities, and applications.
    5. Calculus (Pre-requisite: Pre-calculus): This course covers limits, derivatives, implicit differentiation, antiderivatives, integrations, sequences, series, and Taylor series.
    6. SAT Mathematics Preparation (Pre-requisite: Geometry and Algebra 2): The topics cover numbers, operations, algebra, functions, geometry, measurements, data analysis, statistics, and probability. The students will practice on several SAT Math tests to strengthen their techniques of taking the tests.

    THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR 2017 SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TALENTED YOUTH AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
    Registration deadline: June 12, 2017.

    Name _________________________________   Home phone (            )_________________________
    Address______________________________________________________________________________
    Email____________ _______________________Parent's work phone (_______)___________________
    School _______________________________________________________________________________
    Entering grade level as of September 2016: ______

    Course selection:

    Term 1: July 31 – August 4, 2017, Monday through Friday
    Morning courses (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    ___Algebra 1 ($200)
    Afternoon courses (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    ___Geometry ($200)
    Term 2: August 7 – August 11, 2017, Monday – Friday
    Morning course (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    ___ Algebra 2 with Trigonometry ($200)
    Afternoon course (1 pm – 4 pm)
    ___ SAT Mathematics Preparation ($200)
    Term 3: August 14 – August 18, 2017, Monday – Friday
    Morning course (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    ___ Pre-calculus ($200)
    Afternoon course (1 pm – 4 pm)
    ___ Calculus ($200)
    ***The following information is required by George Mason University***

    Emergency Contact: The following person should be contact in case of emergency:
    Name:_____________________________________ Relationship:_________ Telephone:______________________
    Name of the Health Insurance Company or HMO: _____________________________________________
    Insurance Policy Number__________________________________________________
    Risk Release Statement
    The undersigned, being the parents/guardian of the above named student, certified that I hereby relieve the program coordinator and the instructors of any legal and financial responsibilities of the above named student for accident and sickness that may take place during the conduct of this program. I also agree, for myself, my heirs and assigns, to release and hold harmless George Mason University, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and their officers, employees and agents from any claim, damage, liability, injury, expense or loss, including defense costs and attorney’s fees, arising from the above student’s activities in the program.

    Signed: ________________________________  Date:____________

    Application procedure:

    (1) Complete the above registration form.
    (2) Write a check payable to MTTYGMU (Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth at George Mason University) for the amount of the tuition.
    (3) Mail the completed registration form and the check by June 12, 2017, to:
                  Dr. J. E. Lin
                  PMB# 3736
                  George Mason University
                  4450 Rivanna River Way
                  Fairfax, VA 22030-4441

    For more information, please contact Dr. J. E. Lin at (703)973-6889 or send an email to: talentedyouth@gmail.com