Reflecting on Symmetry: Geometry, 90 Minutes
Pre-requisite: Open to any rising 7th or 8th grader
– or - completion of first MEGSSS summer.
Perhaps the most important theorem a high
school student encounters in mathematics is the
Perpendicular Bisector Theorem (PBT). At some
deep level, this theorem is about symmetry, and
that will be the topic of this course. We will
examine symmetry through a series of hands-on
activities culminating with the PBT and then
seeing what lies beyond. We will develop PBT
through constructions, paper folding and
geometric software; we will explore
transformations including reflections, rotations
We will also study symmetry in art, architecture
and biology. Coordinate geometry is an important
place to apply what we have learned drawing
pictures to an analytical setting. This will be a solid
math course, but one which allows for hands-on
activities and creative exploration.
There will be some homework but no final exam.
Digital circuits are found in watches, calculators, video games, computers and thousands of other devices.The use of smart circuits is present in virtually all aspects of our lives and it is increasing rapidly, making digital electronics an important area of study for a prospective career in engineering.
This course is an introduction to applied digital logic, where students will study the applications of electronic logic circuits and apply Boolean logic to the solution of problems.Students will learn about the basics of digital electronics, number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, circuit design, flip-flops, counters, & state machines.National Instrument’s Multisim circuit design software will be utilized by students to simulate logic circuits.
- Teacher: Theresa Jeevanjee
After Math: A Mash-Up Of SWAM-Science, Writing, Art & Math, 3 Hours, 30 Minutes
This course is available to those choosing the full day option only. Each day, we will explore a different concept, such as motion, leverage, patterns, or size, and we will explore it through several different disciplines. How does an artist convey motion? What is the mathematical interpretation of a lever? What patterns do you see in music? What large and small objects do you see in science? Come spend the afternoon with four exciting and creative teachers who will help you jam with ideas from a variety of entirely different perspectives! There will be no homework for this course.