#### MathLink Program – Grade 9-10* Students (Free Program)

*For younger students, this refers to the level of mathematics and not to the actual age.

MathLink is a free Math enrichment program at Carleton University, which started in 2006. MathLink will give an opportunity for the high school students to explore mathematics beyond the school program. The target age group is grades 9 and 10, but anyone with interest in mathematics is invited to participate. We will explore various topics in mathematics including:

- Sequences
- Combinatorics
- Probability
- Geometry
- Algebra
- Logic
- Mathematical games
- Calculus

Each session will begin with a lecture, followed by a problem-solving session. The problems we consider will be on the topic of the lecture. Once in a while, there will be special lectures given by professors at Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics. We will also be working on olympiad-style problems (at appropriate level). MathLink is designed in a way that students may take it for two years in a row. The curriculum will not repeat. In alternate years we put emphasis on either Algebra or Geometry.

#### Why should you participate?

This program is oriented towards the students who already do well in high school math. Its goal is to ensure that these students succeed and excel in mathematics courses at the University level. If you plan to enter a University to study mathematics, science or engineering, MathLink will be beneficial for you. And finally, **we do math because we like it**!

**2024/25 Course Information**

MathLink will run on **Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm** from **September 25,** 2024 to April 2025 (with a break in December).

Enrollment is based on the Admission Test.

Admission Test will be held on Wednesday **September 18, 6:00-7:00pm,** in Azrieli Theatre, room **AT 301**. Registration for this free Admission Test is required.

To ensure level-playing field, we ask the students not to prepare for the Admission Test. For this reason, we do not provide any information about this test.

Continuing students from 2023/24 received the registration codes and do not need to take the Admission Test.

Instructor: **Professor Yuly Billig** billig@math.carleton.ca

Class size is limited to 60 students.

This program is **free**.

Registration for the 2024–2025 academic year is now closed. Registration for 2025–2026 will open in May 2025.

**Inquiries**

Contact Dr. Yuly Billig, billig@math.carleton.ca

****Please note we are unable to answer any enquiries by phone.****