Program


We do math with love.

√mathroots is a 14-day summer program hosted by MIT-PRIMES for promising high school students from underrepresented backgrounds or underserved communities who are interested in exploring creative topics in mathematics. Students will discover new mathematical ideas and learn problem solving skills through a series of classes, group activities, and invited lectures led by a team of instructors with diverse experiences teaching both research and competition math.

The program features:

  • Creative problem solving outside the standard curriculum
  • Exposure to beautiful yet accessible ideas in mathematics
  • Introduction to techniques and meaning of mathematical proof
  • An academic and cultural community of like-minded peers, mentors, and instructors

Let’s play a game, you and I:

We take turns writing a number from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 on the board.

Once 1000 numbers have been written on the board, the game ends. You win if the sum of the numbers on the board is divisible by 9, otherwise I win.

You can choose whether to go first or second. How can you win the game? What if we can only write numbers from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6?

If learning how to win this game appeals to you, √mathroots may be for you!