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

2022/23 Course Information

The course will run online from September 2022 to April 2023 (with a break in December).
Orientation class will be held in Zoom on Tuesday September 20 at 6:00pm.
Zoom link for the first 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 Fee: $320.

Please do not register for “Problem Solving in Algebra” if you plan to take an Admission Test for in-person course “Basic Algebra”. We will keep registrations in “Problem Solving in Algebra” open until the start of classes.

If you are registering after September 19, please email the course Instructor
to let them know that you are registered.


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.

Fee Waiver Information and Application

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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