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Mathematics

Mathematics

This Mathematics summer course in Oxford is designed for students with a keen interest in Mathematics. Our focus will be on the introduction of basic concepts from higher mathematics, on the development and practise of critical thinking skills, and on fun and exciting topics that the student is not likely to be taught on a standard school curriculum.

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Course Summary

The Maths course challenges logically-minded students to refine their mathematical abilities and numerical curiosity, as they are introduced to several different facets of modern mathematics. Students will encounter important and interesting ideas in arithmetic, geometry, graph theory, logic, computer science and game theory.

Students will also improve their abilities through solving riddles and critical thinking puzzles, drawing tessellations and fractals, playing strategic mathematical games and even building a primitive computer!

Throughout the course, students will naturally improve their visual thinking, curiosity and confidence in the discipline as they see how mathematics is evident in art, music and nature.

Prerequisites

No mathematical background beyond basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry will be expected on this course. However, students should know how to calculate angles, areas and circumference.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have:

 

What to expect out of the Mathematics Summer Course

The core aim of the course is to show students how fun mathematics can be, as well as introducing important mathematical concepts that they may encounter in later years. The breadth of modern mathematics, beyond the range of what is taught in most schools, will be introduced and lead to fascinating workshops and discussions. Teamwork is taught in the context of problem-solving, whilst valuable presentation skills will be acquired through communicating complicated concepts to the class on a subject of their choice.

Campuses

Yarnton Manor

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1611

St Edmund’s College

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1896

The Queen’s College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1341

Lady Margaret Hall

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin (please note that we are unable to accept requests for particular room types)
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1878

St Catherine’s College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Bathroom Type Single
  • Year Built Founded in 1962

Further Information

How to Enrol

Mathematics is part of the Broadening Horizons programme.

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