Math Enrichment Centre

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers several math and science enrichment programs for grade school students. These are excellent opportunities for those who already do well in school and would like to experience math that goes beyond the standard school curriculum. We want to give an opportunity for talented smart students to get challenged with Math & Science! Please note that the grades below indicate the level of mathematics and not the age.

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Math Enrichment Centre is supported in part with an Endowment Grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

The following courses are planned for 2022/23 academic year. Online registrations are now open. For most courses grades indicate the level of math knowledge and not the actual school grade.

*Families with limited financial resources are welcome to apply for a fee waiver.

**We are considering running some of our in-person high school courses in a flex form, with an option to join the lectures online. If you are interested in an online option, please email: enrichment-admin@math.carleton.ca

Covid update: Currently Carleton University suspended vaccination requirements and mask mandate. This may change should the Covid situation evolve. We will be following all Covid protocols of Carleton University.

Course (grades) Schedule Cost* Additional Info
Math Adventures (3-4)
(In-person)
Sundays
10:00-11:30am
$290 We will discuss a wide range of interesting topics, curious problems, and math games. May be taken for 2 years in a row at this level.
Math Adventures (5-6)
(In-person)
Sundays
10:00-11:30am
$290 Similar to “Math Adventures 3-4”, but going deeper into each topic. May be taken for 2 years in a row at this level.
Number Theory (6-7)
(In-person)
Tuesdays
6:00-7:30pm
$450 This is a pre-algebra course. The topics that will be discussed include the following:
Arithmetic with negative numbers and with fractions, simplifying difficult arithmetic expressions, divisibility, prime numbers, arithmetic with remainders, applications to cryptography, arithmetic with the binary system and other bases.
Basic Algebra (7-8)
(In-person)
Wednesdays
6:00-7:30pm
$490 Admission Test is required. Topics include: Algebraic expressions, systems of equations, sequences and series, polynomials, quadratic equations, remainders and applications to cryptography.
Problem Solving in Algebra
(7-8)

(Online)
Flexible,
no fixed time
$320 No admission test requirement. The curriculum of this course is the same as for the “Basic Algebra”. For Ottawa students we recommend taking “Basic Algebra”.
Competitive Math
Part I (9)

(In-person)
Thursdays
7:30-9:00pm
$550 Admission Test is required. This course covers Number Theory and Analytic Geometry with the goal of preparing students for mathematical contests.
Fundamentals of Geometry I (7-8)
(In-person)
Thursdays
6:00-7:30pm
$490 Admission Test is required. Geometry is a wonderful playground for developing logical thinking. It may be regarded as a game played by axiomatic rules created by the ancient Greeks. However, this classical part of mathematics is practically nonexistent as a subject in the curriculum of Canadian schools.
Geometry I as a Gateway to Computer Science
(7-8)
(Online)
Thursdays
6:00-7:30pm
$360 No admission test requirement. This is a lighter online version of “Fundamentals of Geometry I”, taught with the Geogebra technology. For stronger students we recommend taking “Fundamentals of Geometry I”.
MathLink (9-10)
(In-person)
Wednesdays
6:00-7:30pm
Free Admission Test is required. We will discuss various advanced math topics. This course operates on a 2-year cycle, so it may be taken for 2 years in a row.
Physics I (8-9)
(In-person**)
Tuesdays
6:00-7:30pm
$490 The first half of this course will be on Electricity (from Ohm’s Law to Kirchhoff’s Law), the second part will be on Kinematics and Ballistics.
Physics II (9-10)
(In-person**)
Tuesdays
6:00-7:30pm
$490
+ HST
Only available to students who completed Physics I.
Physics III (10-12)
(In-person**)
Mondays
7:00-8:30pm
$490
+ HST
Only available to students who completed Physics II.
Computer Algorithms I (7-8)
(Online)
Mondays
5:30-7:00pm
$450 This course will teach the basics of what an algorithm is. We will show the students how to think about resolving a problem as a step-by-step process, breaking the problem in manageable components and solving it in simple mathematical steps.
Computer Algorithms II (8-9)
(Online)
Mondays
7:00-8:30pm
$450 Searching and Sorting Algorithms. Hash functions. Basic data structures: Lists, Stacks, Queues. Scheduling problem.
*NEW* Data Structures and Graph Algorithms (9-10)
(Online)
Thursdays
5:30-7:00pm
$450
+ HST
Completion of Computer Algorithms I or solid experience in computer programming is required (Computer Algorithms II is recommended).
Python in Motion
(9-12)

(Online)
Saturdays
10:30am-12:00
$575
+ HST
This is an online Computer Programming course for the students who are already familiar with the basics of programming (in any computer programming language). In addition to lectures, there will be weekly 1-hour small-group online coding tutorials with a Teaching Assistant.
Robotic Programming (11-12)
(In-person)
Saturdays
3:00-4:30pm
$450
+$150
+HST
This course introduces students to Computer Engineering. We will program robots to explore their environment using various sensors. Registration fee includes the cost of hardware.
*NEW* How to read and do Proofs (11-12)
(In-person)
Tuesdays
6:00-8:15pm
$650
+ HST
By invitation only. Admission is only open to students who have successfully completed Competitive Math I and Fundamentals of Geometry II.
Foundations of Calculus (11-12)
(In-person**)
Wednesdays
5:30-7:00pm
$450
+ HST
The objective of this challenging course is to build the foundations of Calculus with the emphasis on logic and proofs.
Algebra and Trigonometry (11-12)
(In-person**)
Mondays
5:30-7:00pm
$450
+ HST
This course runs in the environment which is very close to the actual University course, with regular assignments, mid-term and a final exam. The objective of this course is to better prepare students for success in their future University-level mathematics courses.
Competitive Math Contests To be announced
Competitive Math
Part II

(Not offered)
Not offered this year
Fundamentals of Geometry II
(Not offered)
Not offered, will be offered in 2023/24
Math Connections in Finance and Science
(Not offered)
Not offered this year

Contact us:

For information on a specific course, please write to the email address indicated on the page of that course following one of the links above.

For general information about registrations, please write to Math Enrichment Co-ordinator:  enrichment-admin@math.carleton.ca

If you have a suggestion how we can improve our programs, please write to Director of Math Enrichment Centre, Professor Yuly Billig:  billig@math.carleton.ca

Please note that Math Enrichment Centre does not have full-time administration staff, and we are not able to answer phone inquiries.

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