Summer Math Camp accommodated at Harvard University

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Master Math!

CyberMath Academy’s Summer Math Camp in Boston, MA is a selective summer program for students who would like to sharpen their math skills in the inspiring and motivating atmosphere of Harvard University. Our camp provides a challenging environment for students in which they master mathematics with the participation of brilliant students from all over the globe.

(For our SAT Summer Camp, click here)

Harvard Campus Experience!

Dates*

July 15– July 27, 2018   (12 academic days, no classes on Sundays)

* Tentative Dates. Dates might change within July 2019. Exact dates to be finalized and published on this page in October. Please contact us for more information. 

Location

Classes will be held at: Harvard University*

Residential Students will stay at: Lesley University (walking distance to Harvard)

 

Summer Math CampAccelerated or Advanced Courses!

Please see registration below for a list of courses offered. Please click on individual course names to get more information on a specific course.

Distribution of Math Strands

Morning Sessions: Combinatorics and Geometry topics will be covered.

Afternoon Sessions: Algebra and Number Theory topics will be covered.

 

Outstanding Teachers!

Please see our faculty page for our instructors. Summer Math Camp instructors will be some of the instructors listed on our faculty page or other outstanding teachers with similar credentials.

 

Guest Lectures by Harvard, MIT Researchers

TBA.

The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard on July 2nd.

Students’ Forum

There will be two student forums for our students:

Students’ Forum 1: Learn how to get accepted to top colleges from students who currently attend Harvard, MIT and other top colleges.

Students’ Forum 2: Learn how to prepare for math competitions and olympiads from champions who aced these tests.

Harvard, MIT Campus Tours and Lab Visits

Harvard and MIT Campus Tours and laboratory visits are scheduled each year.

Sightseeing

We will visit the historical places to see first-hand where the United States was founded and learn about its history. Walk along The Freedom Trail, try many tastes at Quincy Market, when tired of walking hop on a Duck Tour and take a walk along Charles River. Feel smarter (pronounced SMAHTAH) at Harvard Square, join sessions at Harvard and MIT. 

Schedule of Activities

DateMorningAfternoon
Sun, July 14Residential and Int. Students ArriveOrientation, Time at Harvard Square
Mon, July 15Opening,Placement Tests & Guest LectureMath Classes
Tue, July 16Math ClassesMath Classes
Wed, July 17Math ClassesMath Classes
Thu, July 18Harvard Campus Tour, Students’ Forum 1Math Classes
Fri, July 19Math ClassesMath Classes
Sat, July 20Math ClassesMath Classes
Sun, July 21Students’ Forum 2Trip: Historical Sites
Mon, July 22Math ClassesMath Classes
Tue, July 23Math ClassesMath Classes
Wed, July 24Math ClassesMath Classes
Thu, July 25Math ClassesMIT Campus Tour
Fri, July 26Math ClassesMath Classes
Sat, July 27Practice TestSolutions, Award Ceremony
Sun, July 28Domestic Residential Students DepartAcademic Counseling, Study Planning
Mon, July 29Trip to Quincy MarketTrip to Cambridge Galleria
Tue, July 30International Students Depart



Daily Schedule

TimeActivityNotes
7:15 am – 8:15 amBreakfastResidential Students Only
8:15 am – 8:45 amDay students arrive
9:00 am – 12:15 pmMorning classes
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLunch and Activity time Conversation with teachers/counselors
1:15 pm – 4:30 pmAfternoon classes
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmDay students depart
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmFree timeResidential Students Only*
6:00 pm – 7:15 pmDinnerResidential Students Only*
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmStudy TimeResidential Students Only*
9:30 pm – 10:30 pmFree TimeResidential Students Only
10:45 pmLights OutResidential Students Only

*Day students who wish to attend supervised evening recreational and academic activities at the residential program may do so for an additional fee. The cost will be $200 (including dinner and all activities).

 

Transportation

Bus Service for Day Students

We offer bus transportation to our camp site if enough number of students sign up for our Summer Math Camp as day students from the cities listed below. Extra charge will apply and space is limited.

For day students, we provide buses from the following cities: Acton, Lexington, Weston, and Newton

Airport Pickup

Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our summer math camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on the corresponding dates above. For tuition and fees, please see below.


Tuitions and Deadlines

Tuition TypeDeadlineDay StudentResidential Student
Super Early BirdOctober 1st$1,650$3,910
Early RegistrationApril 1st$1,875$4,450
Regular RegistrationJune 1st$1,975$4,700
Late RegistrationJuly 14th$2,175$4,950

Residential Tuition covers classes & teaching materials, activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.

Fees

International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $60 each
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $232 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Harvard University.)

You can save up to $790 by registering early!

Summer Math Camp Course Descriptions

  • Accelerated Math

    Courses

    Advanced High School Math with AMC 10/12 Problems

    This course prepares students for American Mathematics Competitions 10 and 12 and the non-proof parts of AIME. The topics taught include the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, precalculus and advanced geometry, but exclude calculus. Our curriculum also includes some additional challenging and brain-stimulating topics outside of the traditional school curriculum.

    Recommended Grade Levels: Although we do not limit students by grade level, this course is typically recommended for advanced 7th and 8th graders and high school students.

    Course Description: This course will familiarize students with the essential concepts and techniques in Algebra II, PreCalculus, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Geometry. We will have a specific emphasis on problem solving where the students will constantly be challenged to think creatively.

    Contest Preparation: AMC 10/12, AIME, ARML, Mandelbrot, Purple Comet.

    Course Objectives: As of the completion of this course, students will:

    1. Have complete mastery of concepts covered in standard Algebra II and PreCalculus courses, as well as more advanced topics (such as Vieta’s formulas, Complex Numbers, and manipulation of Series).

    2. Be able to explain and employ important theorems and techniques used in Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Geometry.

    3. Be able to reduce unfamiliar problems to basic principles, and cleverly employ techniques they’ve learned to find shortcuts in solution methods.

    Teaching Philosophy: We believe that building good problem-solving skills is as (if not more) important than knowing lots of theorems. As such, although the course will cover a considerable amount of material, the main emphasis will be on building problem-solving intuition and training students to think creatively when faced with classes of problems they’ve never seen before.

    Class Participation: Students are expected to actively participate in class. We will employ the Socrates method, which is a cooperative dialogue between the students and teacher to stimulate critical thinking. Students will also collaborate with classmates while solving challenging problems.

    Curriculum: The course curriculum is owned and copyright by CyberMath Academy. The class material is composed of unique blends of problems hand picked from prestigious competitions from around the globe, along with many historical problems and fascinating puzzles.

    Information on Summer Camp Attendance Options (Academic Year Courses cover all topics)

    Full-Day Program: Students who would like to master all topics should register for full-day program

    Half-Day Program: Students who would like to master only Algebra II or PreCalculus topics alongside Number Theory can choose this option. Students can also choose to enroll only in morning classes.

     

    Topics Covered In This Course

    Algebra

    – Quadratics/Discriminants & Conic Sections
    – System of Equations
    – Polynomial Division
    – Rational Root Theorem
    – Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
    – Vieta’s Formulas
    – Sequences and Series
    – Induction
    – Radicals and Rationalizing Denominators
    – Algebraic Factorizations
    – Complex Numbers
    – Inequalities
    – Functions
    – Exponents and Logarithms

    Combinatorics

    – Basic Counting: Constructive and Complimentary
    – Sets, Bijections, and Logic
    – Principle of Inclusion Exclusion
    – Combinations and Permutations
    – Pascal’s Triangle
    – Binomial Theorem
    – Combinatorial Identities
    – Pigeonhole Principle
    – Expected Value
    – Stars & Bars
    – Recursion
    – Fibonacci Numbers

    Number Theory

    – Prime Factorization
    – Divisibility Rules
    – Euclidean Algorithm
    – Diophantine Equations
    – Bezout’s Identity
    – Modular Arithmetic & Exponentiation
    – Fermat’s Little Theorem
    – Wilson’s Theorem
    – Chinese Remainder Theorem
    – Multiplicative Functions
    – Euler’s Theorem

    Geometry

    – Congruent & Similar Triangles
    – Special Parts of a Triangle
    – Triangle Area Formulas
    – Quadrilaterals
    – Angles in Polygons
    – Inscribed Angles in Circles
    – Power of a Point
    – Three-Dimensional Geometry
    – Trigonometry for Right Triangles
    – Unit Circle & Radians
    – Trigonometric Identities
    – Extended Law of Sines & Law of Cosines
    – Polar Coordinates & Geometry of Complex Numbers

    Click below to see sample lecture notes

    AUTHORS

    Justin Stevens: Accelerated Math Program Coordinator
    University of Alberta – jstevens@cybermath.academy – (909) 713-4398

    Forest Kobayashi: Curriculum Designer, Harvey Mudd College

    Alex Toller: Curriculum Designer

    Advanced Middle School Math with MathCounts/AMC 8-10 Problems

    This course covers the main topics in middle school math. Students will be mastering these topics while solving challenging problems at the level of or from MathCounts, AMC-8, AMC 10 and similar competitions. Students go above and beyond Common Core standards in this brain-stimulating course. Students will also solve mathematical puzzles and cyphers and learn topics that are typically not covered at traditional school settings.

    Recommended Grade Levels: Although we do not limit students by grade level, this course is typically recommended for students in grades 4th-8th.

    Course Description: This course will familiarize students with the essential concepts and techniques in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Number Theory and Combinatorics. We will have a specific emphasis on problem solving where the students will constantly be challenged to think creatively.

    Contest Preparation: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10.

    Course Objectives: As of the completion of this course, students will:

    1. Have complete mastery of concepts covered in standard Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry courses, as well as topics not covered in traditional school curriculum.

    2. Be able to explain and employ important theorems and techniques used in Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Geometry.

    3. Be able to reduce unfamiliar problems to basic principles, and cleverly employ techniques they’ve learned to find shortcuts in solution methods.

    Teaching Philosophy: We believe that building good problem-solving skills is as (if not more) important than knowing lots of theorems. As such, although the course will cover a considerable amount of material, the main emphasis will be on building problem-solving intuition and training students to think creatively when faced with classes of problems they’ve never seen before.

    Class Participation: Students are expected to actively participate in class. We will employ the Socrates method, which is a cooperative dialogue between the students and teacher to stimulate critical thinking. Students will also collaborate with classmates while solving challenging problems.

    Curriculum: The course curriculum is owned and copyright by CyberMath Academy. The class material is composed of unique blends of problems hand picked from prestigious competitions from around the globe, along with many historical problems and fascinating puzzles.

    Information on Summer Camp Attendance Options (Academic Year Courses cover all topics)

    Full-Day Program: Students who would like to master all topics should register for full-day program

    Half-Day Program: Students who would like to master only Pre-Algebra and ALgebra-I topics alongside Number Theory can choose this option. Students can also choose to enroll only in morning classes.

    Algebra

    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Algebraic Expressions
    • Linear Equations
    • Functions
    • Inequalities
    • Polynomial Expressions
    • Pascal’s Triangle
    • Binomial Theorem
    • Quadratic Equations

    Combinatorics

    • Counting
    • Statistics
    • Probability
    • Permutations
    • Combinations

    Number Theory

    • Divisibility
    • GCD and LCM
    • Prime Factorization
    • Radicals and Exponents
    • Modular Arithmetic
    • Sequences and Series
    • Gauss’s Formula

    Geometry

    • Angles
    • Triangles
    • Pythagorean Theorem
    • Polygons
    • Circles
    • Perimeter, Area and Volume
    • Coordinate Geometry
    • 3D Geometry

  • Math Olympiad Courses

    Courses

    To find out what course is best for you, please look at the information below:

    There are two tracks in this course:
    
    Advanced AIME with Proofs: For students who can comfortably qualify for the
    AIME and solve the first half of problems on the exam. These students might be
    aiming to qualify for USA(J)MO and have a pleasant start on the olympiad.
    
    USA(J)MO: For students who can already comfortably qualify for USA(J)MO, and
    are aiming to score highly on it.

     

    First: Please determine your level below

    (1) Starting out on AMC, trying to qualify for AIME

    (2) Can solve 2 problems on AIME, hoping to solve 8

    (3) Can solve 6+ problems on AIME, hoping to solve 13

    (4) Can qualify for USA(J)MO, hoping to solve a problem or two

    (5) Can solve one or two USA(J)MO problems and solve hard USAJMO or medium USAMO problems

    (6) Aiming to solve the final P3 / P6 problems on USAMO
    Second:Learn about the tracks in our Math Olympiad Program

    Our Math Olympiad Program has two tracks:

    Entry Level Math Olympiad Course with Computations (Advanced AIME with Proofs)

    * Prerequisites: 6+ on AIME

    * Aiming for high AIME scores, and a couple problems on USA(J)MO

    Advanced Math Olympiad Course (USAJMO)

    * Prerequisites: consistently qualify for USA(J)MO

    * Aiming to score 14+ on USAMO

    Third: Placement

    – If you are in levels 1 or 2, you should sign up for our Advanced High School Math with AMC 10/12 Problems course. It covers AMC 10/12 and the non-proof problems on AIME.

    – If you are in levels 3 or 4, you should sign up for our Advanced AIME with Proofs course.

    – If you are in levels 5 or 6, you should sign up for our USA(J)MO course.

    Have questions? E-mail our Math Olympiad Program Coordinator Evan Chen at echen@cybermath.academy

    Math Olympiad Program Curriculum

    There are two tracks in this course:
    
    Advanced AIME with Proofs: For students who can comfortably qualify for the
    AIME and solve the first half of problems on the exam. These students might be
    aiming to qualify for USA(J)MO and have a pleasant start on the olympiad.
    
    USA(J)MO: For students who can already comfortably qualify for USA(J)MO, and
    are aiming to score highly on it.

    These two tracks overlap in any given year. The curriculum runs in a three-year cycle.

    Contest preparation: AIME, HMMT, USA(J)MO, IMO.

    Curriculum: The course operates on a three-year cycle, so students can repeat the course up to three times total, across both tracks. The summer and year-round materials
    are disjoint.

    A detailed listing of topics covered appears below. Not all topics occur in all years. Most topics occur in multiple years, but they will have different examples and problems each time they appear over the three-year cycle.

    Each iteration of the course contains several practice exams.

    1- Topics appearing only in Advanced AIME with Proofs

    Algebra

    • Symmetric Polynomials. Vieta’s formulas, Newton sums, fundamental theorem of elementary symmetric polynomials.
    • Logarithms.Computational problems and equations involving logarithms.
    • Trig Equation. Algebraic problems involving trig functions.
    • Intro Functional Equation. Introduction to olympiad-style functional equations. Substitutions, injectivity and surjectivity, Cauchy’s functional equation.
    • Inequalities. Introduction to olympiad-style inequalities. AM-GM and Cauchy-Schwarz.

    Combinatorics

    • Computations with Probability. Random variables, expected value, linearity of expectation.
    • Enumeration. Computational counting problems.
    • Monovariants and Invariants. Finite processes.

    Geometry

    • Computational Geometry. AIME-style problems in Euclidean geometry.
       Angle Chasing.
    • Trig in Geometry.
    • Elementary Geometry. Angle chasing, power of a point, homothety.
    • Basics of Complex Numbers. Introduction to complex numbers in geometry.

    Number theory

    • Computations with Modular Arithmetic. Fermat, Wilson, Chinese Remainder theorem.
    • Diophantine Equations. Introduction to olympiad-style Diophantine equations.
    • Chinese Remainder Theorem.

    2- Topics appearing in both tracks

    Algebra

    • Generating Functions. Their uses in combinatorial sums.
    • Linear Recursions and Finite Differences.
    • Sums. Swapping order of summation.
    • Polynomials. Fundamental theorem of algebra, factorizations, roots.

    Combinatorics

    • Weights and Colorings.
    • Induction and Recursion.
    • Linearity of Expectation and Double-Counting.
    • Algorithms. Combinatorial problems involving discrete-time processes.
    • Graph Theory. Definitions and problems.
    • Ad-Hoc Constructions.
    • Problems on Rectangular Grids.

    Geometry

      • Power of a Point.
      • Homothety
      • Common Congurations.

    Number theory

        • Divisibility and Euclidean Algorithm. Bounding the remainders.
        • Look at the Exponent. p-adic evaluation, lifting the exponent.
        • Orders. Primes of the form a2 + b2. Primitive roots.

    3- Topics appearing only in USA(J)MO

    Algebra

        • Functional Equations. More difficult functional equations at the USAMO/IMO level.
        • Advanced Inequalities. Jensen and Schur. Fudging, smoothing.
        • Analysis and Calculus. Understanding the complete theorem statements in calculus and how they can be applied to olympiad problems. Differentiation and the relation
          to multiplicity of roots. Lagrange multipliers. Compactness.

    Combinatorics

        • Advanced Graph Theory. More difficult olympiad problems involving graphs.
        • Advanced Algorithms.
        • Games and Processes.

    Geometry

        • Projective Geometry. Harmonic bundles, poles and polars.
        • Inversion.
        • Spiral Similarity.
        • Complex Numbers. Applications to problems.
        • Barycentric Coordinates. Applications to problems.

    Number theory

        • Constructions in Number Theory.
        • Integer Polynomials. Irreducibility, minimal polynomials, a taste of Galois theory.
        • Quadratic Reciprocity. Legendre symbols.

 

Admission and Placement

Please choose your desired course below and apply. Please provide as much detailed information on the student’s background as possible:

1- Background Information (not required for returning students): Please provide the student’s background. Please include student’s academic achievements, competition experience, any Honors or AP Courses taken, any year-round or summer advanced courses/camps that the student has participated in.

2- Letter of Recommendation(s) from a teacher/advisor/counselor (not required for returning students): Please have your teacher/advisor/counselor email his/her letter of recommendation to info@cybermath.academy.

We will get back to you with an admission decision and payment details if the student is admitted. All students will take a placement test in the morning of the first instructional day and assigned to their appropriate groups. We continuously monitor our students’ progress and make adjustments to their assignments when necessary. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us at info@cybermath.academy

 

Summer Math Camp Application

 

* Subject to agreement with Harvard University. Camp place, dates and times will be finalized after the agreement is signed with Harvard University. This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.