Approx. Ages 11-16 | Spring 2024

Schedule revision note: This course was originally scheduled to begin on 4/2, meet for 6 sessions, and have a tuition of $175 . It will now begin on 4/16, meet for 5 sessions, and have a tuition of $125. There will be no class during the week following Easter, on the day you may be driving home from viewing the eclipse, or on Passover.

How many different ways are there to do something? What is an efficient way to count groupings of things? How do you decide which things to count and which to exclude? What is the optimal structure for a group of objects? These and related questions constitute the mathematical field of combinatorics. In this course, we plan to explore the Orchard Planting Problem, the Tower of Hanoi puzzle, games including Set and Even Quads, and student-written pet-dressing problems. We will also use combinatorics to role-play pre-currency bartering systems to calculate exchange rates and understand the need for money.

Tuition: $125
Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

LocationDayMonthDateTimeClassApprox. Ages
LovettTuesdayApril163:35-4:45pm111-16
LovettTuesdayApril303:35-4:45pm211-16
LovettTuesdayMay73:35-4:45pm311-16
LovettTuesdayMay143:35-4:45pm411-16
LovettTuesdayMay213:35-4:45pm511-16