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Della Pietra High School Applied Math Program


Dates: Each class is on a separate topic
Spring Semester 2020:  February  29,  March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 18
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
Cost: $400 for spring semester 
Director: David Kahn
Eligibility: Open to students who will be Freshmen or above in the Spring of 2020
Hours: Saturdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location:   All classes will be on the Stony Brook University campus.
Financial Aid: There are a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships are available to  applicants who are eligible for the Federal free or reduced lunch program.  Please submit a  letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district   or  the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship.     This letter   MUST  be included with your application.

During a typical semester, students will explore several branches of applied mathematics, such as:

  • Game Theory
  • Optimization
  • The mathematics of puzzles and games
  • Computer modeling
  • An introduction to the mathematics of finance

In addition students will learn to use EXCEL and/or MAPLE, an invaluable tool for anyone who is interested in studying Business, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Economics at the college level or beyond.

How does it work? 
Students will come to Stony Brook University on Saturdays for a three hour program where they will explore a variety of mathematical areas that will teach them about applied mathematics.  They will work individually or in groups on projects that will further their understanding of the topic.

What is a Math Circle? 
A mathematics circle is an innovative and exciting way for students and professors to come together to learn mathematics, explore new topics, interact with other students who share their interest in mathematics, and have fun.  There are mathematics circles all over the world and now there is one in Stony Brook University!

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