Problem Solving in Algebra (Online Course) – Grade 7 & 8*

*Refers to the level of mathematics and not to the actual age.

The course will cover the following topics:

    • algebraic expressions
    • operations with remainders
    • systems of equations
    • sequences and series
    • polynomials
    • quadratic equations
    • problems on motion with a constant velocity
    • introduction to cryptography

2023/24 Course Information

The course will run online from September 2023 to April 2024 (with a break in December).

Orientation class will be held in Zoom on Tuesday September 26 at 6:00pm.
Zoom link for the orientation class:

This course will be assignment-based. Each Wednesday we will post a pre-recorded lecture and an assignment with 10 challenging problems. The key element of this course is one-on-one meetings with the Teaching Assistants, who are Carleton undergraduate Math Honours students. Each student in this course will book each week (Friday to Monday) an individual time slot, at a time convenient for you, for a 15-minute one-on-one discussion with a Teaching Assistant. The purpose of this meeting is to review the progress on the home assignment and get help with any difficulties. There is also an alternative option to book a 30-minute time slot with 2 students. After the meeting with a Teaching Assistant, students will complete home assignments, which will be submitted the following Wednesday for marking.

There will be no admission test for this course. This course is a pre-requisite for a subsequent course “Competitive Math I”. For Ottawa students we recommend taking in-person “Basic Algebra” course.

Registration Information

Registration is now closed.
We will open registrations for September 2024 in April.

Refund Policy

100% refund prior to August 31st
95% refund prior to September 30th
75% refund prior to October 31st
50% refund prior to November 30th

To request refund, please complete this form before the deadline.


For details please write to Professor Yuly Billig:
**Please note we are unable to answer any inquiries by phone.**

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