Introduction to Counting & Probability

Fundamentals of counting and probability, including casework, multiplication, permutations, combinations, Pascal's triangle, probability, combinatorial identities, and the Binomial Theorem.

This course is University of California a-g approved. Click here for more details.

12 weeks

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Schedule

Friday
Aug 5 - Oct 21
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 5 - Oct 21
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$285
$327 w/books
$285
With Books $327
Thursday
Sep 22 - Dec 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 22 - Dec 15
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$285
$327 w/books
$285
With Books $327
Tuesday
Sep 27 - Dec 20
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 27 - Dec 20
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$285
$327 w/books
$285
With Books $327
Monday
Nov 7 - Feb 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Nov 7 - Feb 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$285
$327 w/books
$285
With Books $327
Monday
Jan 30 - Apr 17
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jan 30 - Apr 17
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$295
$337 w/books
$295
With Books $337
ENROLL
Wednesday
Feb 8 - Apr 26
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 8 - Apr 26
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$295
$337 w/books
$295
With Books $337
ENROLL
Thursday
Feb 16 - May 4
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 16 - May 4
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$295
$337 w/books
$295
With Books $337
ENROLL
Friday
Mar 3 - May 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 3 - May 19
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$295
$337 w/books
$295
With Books $337
ENROLL
Tuesday
Mar 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$295
$337 w/books
$295
With Books $337
ENROLL
Summer 2017This course will be offered in Summer 2017. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 29 or July 4.

Who Should Take?

This course is appropriate for students in grades 6-9 who have mastered basic algebra up through solving linear equations and manipulating multi-variable expressions. Students who have completed our Introduction to Algebra A course should have sufficient background. This course is roughly the same difficulty as our Introduction to Number Theory class. For those preparing for contests, this course should help with MATHCOUNTS and the AMC 8/10/12 tests.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Lists, Venn Diagrams, Addition, Multiplication
Lesson 2 Casework, Constructions, and Restriction
Lesson 3 Overcounting and Combinations
Lesson 4 Combinations and Distinguishability
Lesson 5 Challenging Problems Day
Lesson 6 Introduction to Probability
Lesson 7 Probability and Arithmetic
Lesson 8 Geometric Probability, Think About It!, and Expected Value
Lesson 9 Pascal's Triangle and Identities
Lesson 10 The Hockey Stick Identity
Lesson 11 The Binomial Theorem
Lesson 12 Challenging Problems Day 2

Required Textbook

Introduction to Counting & Probability
By David Patrick
A thorough introduction for students in grades 7-10 to counting and probability topics such as permutations, combinations, Pascal's triangle, geometric probability, basic combinatorial identities, the Binomial Theorem, and more.

This class was lots of fun, yet at the same time very instructive. It transformed my whole thinking process about counting and probability and made me a much stronger math student. Thanks again AoPS for another fun class!

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