Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth (MTTY)

Established 1994

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  • 2018 Summer Enrichment Program in Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth (MTTY) at George Mason University (Established 1994)
    Telephone (703)973-6889                            
    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. Subjects: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Beyond BC Calculus..
    3. Class size: Each class is limited to 15 students with the minimum of 8 students.
    4. Registration deadline, June 30, 2018.
    5.   Application procedure:
    (1) Complete the registration form below.
    (2) Write a check payable to George Mason University for the amount of the tuition.
    (3) Mail the completed registration form and the check by June 30, 2018, to:
                  Dr. J. E. Lin
                  4450 Rivanna River Way, PMB# 3736
                  Fairfax, VA 22030-4441
    . For more information, please contact Dr. J. E. Lin at (703)973-6889 or send an email to:
    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. Beyond BC Calculus (Pre-requisite: BC calculus expected.  Students who completed AB calculus and who enjoy challenges are also welcome to enroll): This course will be an interactive student-centered extension to the traditional calculus topics.  Depending on student interest, topics would include: explorations of theory; using calculus tools in a variety of settings; sequences and series in greater depth; historical insights; power series from a more sophisticate viewpoint.