## CLASSICAL MATHEMATICS

A long-form Mathematics course, suitable for 9th-12th grade students in an IB Mathematics program (or equivalent). In the course, we introduce mathematical thought by studying the work of the Ancients, such as Euclid, Pythagoras, and Archimedes.

In addition to gaining a clear theoretical grounding in Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry, students develop competence in applying logical reasoning and problem-solving techniques, thereby preparing themselves for University-level research in any of the sciences.

January 08, 2020 - June 08, 2020

Fridays, 07:00 - 08:00

WTC Zuidas, H Tower, 4th Floor.

In addition to gaining a clear theoretical grounding in Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry, students develop competence in applying logical reasoning and problem-solving techniques, thereby preparing themselves for University-level research in any of the sciences.

**DATES**January 08, 2020 - June 08, 2020

**TIMES**Fridays, 07:00 - 08:00

**PLACE**WTC Zuidas, H Tower, 4th Floor.

## FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

**What topics will be covered?**

****We will review the biographies of the great thinkers in Mathematics, together with a curated selection of their greatest discoveries, such as Euclid's illustration of the infinitude of prime numbers, Pythagoras' proof of the irrationality of the square root of 2, and Fermat's proof of the impossibility of a finding a 3-dimensional analogue of Pythagoras' Theorem.

**Is the course a suitable complement for the IB Mathematics program?**

- It is an excellent complement to the IB Math curriculum. By re-visiting the original investigations, students learn to see more deeply - not only into the insights that underpin the rules of Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry, but also into the methods of proof employed today in any university-level science course.

**Can I join the course mid-year?**

- Not advisable. Students in this course work together to re-create original work, which builds directly on earlier work, so that, in general, it is impossible to catch-up once the train departs.

## NEXT STEPS

Contact us to discuss scheduling, course content, or any other questions.

Phone: 617 844 303

Email:

Phone: 617 844 303

Email:

**service@sat.amsterdam**