不管你是数学金牌选手，或者只是好奇，一起来体验美式数学探究!
这门课是通过美国数学圈和数学嘉年华的风格和技巧，来探索标准课程以外的数学课题。美国高等数学界强调协作、抽象推理和概括等基本技能。学生们在开放式的问题中，开发数学洞察力和数学思想沟通能力。在这个过程中，你们将学习论证技巧（矛盾、归纳等）和找出证据的方法（简化问题、逆向倒推等）。
经过两周的培训及考核，优秀的学生在最后一天也将担当一个更大的任务，成为茱莉娅罗宾逊数学嘉年华的小组长，在课程的最后一天举行，指导其他学生进行数学探索。美国茱莉亚娅罗宾逊数学嘉年华鼓励年轻人发展自己的数学天赋，锻炼创造性解决问题的能力。每年在谷歌、斯坦福、普林斯顿等多个大学和中小学举办。
Instructor: Ted Alpher
Director, Stanford Math Circle
Lead Mathematics Instructor, Online High School of Stanford University
https://ohs.stanford.edu/about/instructors/ted-alper
Theodore Alper has worked at Education Program for Gifted Youth for the past 16 years as an instructor in secondary mathematics, university mathematics, and java programming. He was the head coach for the San Francisco Bay Area teams in the American Regions Mathematics League from 1995-2006, coaching them to four national championships. He founded the Polya Mathematics Competition, which ran at Stanford in the 1990s, has been an instructor at the Berkeley Math Circle, and is the current director of the Stanford Math Circle. He is the author of papers on foundations of measurement in mathematical psychology and a coauthor of papers on the use of technology in mathematics education.
His awards include the Samuel Greitzer Distinguished Coaching Award from the American Regions Mathematics League, the Edith May Sliffe award for distinguished middle school mathematics teaching from the Mathematical Association of America, and the Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Society for Mathematical Psychology.
Mr. Alper’s undergraduate degree in mathematics is from Harvard University, and he has an M.S. in mathematics from Stanford University.
Instructor: Philip Yasskin
Associate Professor at Texas A&M University; Founder and Co-director of TAMU Math Circle
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~yasskin/
Phil Yasskin is the Associate Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.
He runs the Summer Educational Enrichment in Math (SEE-Math) program for gifted middle school students, and is the founder of TAMU Math Circle. Phil has obtained multiple awards on his excellent works for K-12 outreach program, and he also works on a National Science Foundation Program to support school teachers on Science and Math.
His research and scholarly interests include:
General Relativity
Differential Geometry
Applications of Computer Algebra Systems
Technology in STEM Education
Enhancement of K-12 Education
Outreach to K-12 Education
Class Description:
This class will utilize techniques from US-style Math Circles and Julia Robinson Math Festivals to explore topics in mathematics outside the standard curriculum.
Math Circles stress collaboration, abstract reasoning and generalization -- essential skills for higher mathematics -- over rote memorization and competition. Students will work on open-ended problems that develop mathematical insight and the ability to communicate mathematical ideas to one another. In the process, they will learn techniques of proof (contradiction, induction, etc.) and for finding a proof (simplify the problem, work backwards, etc.).
Students will also be trained to serve as table-leaders for a larger Julia Robinson Math Festival to be held on the last day of class, guiding other students in their own explorations.