Grades 6-12: Three Course Locations

MATH 805T: Discrete Mathematics
June 25-29 in Kearney (Class # 3011), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Designed to deepen knowledge of discrete mathematics as it relates to topics covered in middle through high school curricula. Course topics (such as graph theory and counting techniques) are introduced through "hands-on" explorations through which various problem-solving strategies are emphasized.

MATH 806T: Number Theory and Cryptology
June 18-22 in Scottsbluff (Class # 7695), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 9-13 in Lincoln (Class # 3012), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This course focuses on basic number theory results which are needed to understand the number theoretic RSA cryptography algorithm (an encryption algorithm which is in use today to secure information sent via the internet). The course emphasizes connections to middle level mathematics and promotes a deep understanding of the integers and their properties. Elementary methods for encoding and decoding are introduced to elucidate the nature of cryptology. These methods are readily adaptable as enrichment activities in the classroom.