Junior Math Scholars

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Iowa offers an enrichment program for Junior High School Students.   

 We’ll meet twice per month starting December 4 in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa to discuss some advanced topics in mathematics not always covered by the school curriculum. The material will feature higher than normal level of difficulty to provide extra challenge to students. The particular topics will include problem solving strategies, number theory, divisibility tests, prime factorization, initiation to geometry, Pythagorean triples, counting, and probability. The students will be given homework regularly to reinforce new concepts. The homework will be graded, and feedback will be given. There will be homework help session via zoom.   

 We invite motivated and hard-working students who love mathematics and ready for extra challenge and fun!  

 This year we offer two classes: 

 Advanced Pre-Algebra Topics class meets alternating Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 starting December 4, 2021. Use the link below to register: 


  Advanced Algebra I Topics class meets alternating Saturdays from 11:30-12:30 starting December 4, 2021. Use the link below to register: 


 Location: Math Tutorial Lab, 125 MLH (MacLean Hall), University of Iowa 

e-mail math-tutorial-lab@uiowa.edu 

 Course dates: 

December 4, 18
January 22
February 5, 19
March 5, 26
April 9, 23
May 7, 21 

This is an outreach program supported by the Mathematical Association of America and it is offered free of charge. Once all spots are filled, students will be placed on waitlist. Registration is for the entire program, not individual dates.