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
- 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: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/96540342671
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 Fee: $350.
If you register after September 25, please email the Instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure that you get relevant information in a timely fashion.
For students with limited financial resources fee waivers may be available. If you intend to apply for a fee waiver, please do NOT complete the regular registration. If you register for a course and then get approval for a fee waiver, there will be a non-refundable administration fee of $25 per registration.
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: email@example.com.
**Please note we are unable to answer any inquiries by phone.**