Mathematics

List of 6 items.

  • Individualized Mathematics

    Students entering Grades 6 – 12

    Term 1: June 15 – July 2 (3 weeks)
    9:50 am - 11:00 am (Grades 6 - 8, primarily) or 11:10 am -12:20 pm (Grades 9 -12, primarily) and/or

    Term 2: July 6 – July 24 (3 weeks)
    9:50 am - 11:00 am (Grades 6 - 8, primarily) or 11:10 am - 12:20 pm (Grades 9 -12, primarily)

    $435 per 3-week session

    Individualized Mathematics provides any student the opportunity to study, at a suitable pace, a mathematics subject of his or her own choosing. The teacher manages the students’ goals, enabling them to accelerate their progress while providing individual attention for students experiencing difficulty in mathematics.

    Prior to the start of classes, students should meet with a math teacher at their school to discuss goals for the summer program. They should bring a textbook recommended by that math advisor for use in class. Individualized programs are offered in the following areas: middle school mathematics, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and pre-calculus. In order to do justice to the title “Individualized Mathematics,” this course will be limited to smaller enrollments per section. If a student’s summer schedule does not allow placement in the preferred grade-level session, he/she may request to be enrolled in a different session, as some mixing of grade level sessions occurs. (This course is divided into two 3-week sessions that may be combined to create double 3-week periods or a 6-week program.)
  • Math Enrichment through Contest Mathematics

    June 29 – July 10 (2 weeks)
    8:30 – 9:40 am
    Students in Grades 6-12
    $425

    Participation in math contests challenges students to broaden their knowledge base, promote flexible thinking, and enhance computational efficiencies. Join fellow math enthusiasts as we explore problem solving behind state and national contests. Depending on enrollment, groups may be differentiated on eligibility for the Math Olympiad, Math Counts, the OML, the annual OCTM Contest, and the AMC National Contests: AMC-8, AMC-10, AMC-12. Students may combine this class with Math Enrichment through Math Modeling for a comprehensive enrichment experience.
  • Math Enrichment through Mathematical Modeling

    June 29 – July 10 (2 weeks)
    9:50 am – 12:20 pm
    Students in Grades 7-12
    $595

    Galileo said, “Mathematics is the language of the universe.” Modeling blends the fundamental practicality and the poetic beauty of mathematical language through applications to science and engineering as well as to our everyday life. Examples of mathematical models that surround us every day are predicting the path of a ping-pong ball or a golf ball, finding the optimal route for a sightseeing tour (the Traveling Salesman Problem), or explaining why animals evolve into the shapes and sizes they do and why we don’t have a King-Kong roaming around. This class uses a highly collaborative approach to understanding the process of mathematical modeling. The specific problems and the mathematics involved will be adjusted based on the age, interests, and proficiency of the participants. Students may combine this class with Math Enrichment through Contest Mathematics for a comprehensive enrichment experience.
  • Algebra I (Full Credit)

    Students entering Grades 8 - 12
    Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
    June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
    8:30 am - 12:20 pm
    $1,695

    Algebra I is an all-morning, full-credit, fast-paced course in first-year algebra (regular level), designed primarily for good mathematics students who have not had the opportunity to accelerate their progress in the middle school years. This course can be taken by those wanting to comprehensively review algebra before enrolling in Algebra II in the fall. Non-Hawken students may also utilize this course as a way to re-take Algebra I in order to strengthen a grade. Each day’s work is roughly equivalent to a week of classes during the regular school year, so missing class due to trips out of town or other events is greatly discouraged. The daily schedule will consist of group sessions with the instructor and independent student work sessions. Students will also be expected to do additional work at home each day. Hawken students must see their current math teacher about a mandatory permission form prior to taking this course for credit. This form will be reviewed by the chair of the math department before registration can be finalized. Non-Hawken students need to check with their school to determine if the class will be accepted for credit.
  • Algebra II (Full Credit)

    Students entering Grades 9 - 12
    Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
    June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
    8:30 am - 12:20 pm
    $1,695

    In addition to reviewing and expanding on the material in Algebra I, this rigorous, fast-paced, all-morning, full-credit course covers complex numbers; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems in two and three variables; sequences and series; introductory trigonometry; introductory probability; and applications of all of these topics. Instruction will emphasize multiple representations of concepts, including a strong expectation of technology use (graphing calculators and dynamic Web-based tools). Daily sessions will combine independent, group, and instructor-led work sessions. Students will be expected to complete additional work at home in preparation for each class. Hawken students who take this course are awarded full academic credit for Algebra II.
  • Geometry (Full Credit)

    Students entering Grades 9 - 12
    Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
    June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
    8:30 am - 12:20 pm
    $1,695

    Geometry is an all-morning, full-credit course in Euclidean plane and solid geometry, designed for strong mathematics students. The daily schedule of this fast-paced course will consist of group sessions with the instructor and independent student work sessions. Each day’s work is roughly equivalent to a week of classes during the regular school year, so missing class due to trips out of town or other events is greatly discouraged. Students will also be expected to do additional work at home each day. Hawken students must see their current math teacher about a mandatory permission form prior to taking this course for credit. This form will be reviewed by the chair of the math department before registration can be finalized. Non-Hawken students need to check with their school to determine if the class will be accepted for credit.