Mathcraft


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There are many interesting and important mathematical ideas that fall outside the traditional high school math track. Mathcraft explores these topics, including enumeration methods, computer arithmetic, artificial intelligence, probability, networks, and more. The course uses hands-on activities, group problem-solving, and games to develop each student's ability to creatively attempt to solve problems.


Mathcraft is a one semester, 0.5 credit course which can fulfill 1/2 of the 4th year math requirement. Mathcraft has these goals:

  1. Practice mathematical reasoning.
  2. Engage in problem solving as a social activity.
  3. Discover recreational math.
  4. Discover connections between branches of mathematics.
  5. Along the way, further develop fluency and number sense, without calculators!
  6. Learn how to feel good about and enjoy your mathematical abilities.

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