Counting and Probability I
Summer course. This introductory course is ideal for students who have mastered the basics of Algebra and want to explore creative problem solving. The class will strengthen the student’s ability to wrestle with tough problems and explain answers in words. Topics include but are not limited to: permutations, combinations, Pascal’s Triangle, basic combinatorial identities, expected value, fundamentals of probability, geometric probability, the Binomial Theorem, and more. This course, similar to other AoPS courses, emphasizes learning how to solve difficult problems. Students are allowed, and encouraged, to attempt problems multiple times until they master the concept.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I.
Students should complete the readiness test to determine whether they should take the class. Students should complete the readiness test without a calculator and without help.
In addition, students should be comfortable using a keyboard to input work.
"The class was very organized, and the instructor was clearly prepared for the course. It was extremely informative, and allowed me to learn quickly." -Counting & Probability I Student
Counting and Probability I Information
- Example Syllabus
- Summer class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.
- Class cap: 15 students.
- Designed for grades 9-12.
- High school students may be awarded .5 Mathematics or Elective credit upon completion of this course.
- Click here to purchase the course texts.
- Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting and Probability
- Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting and Probability Solutions Manual (Recommended)