How many ways are there to determine “how many?” Campers will compare different groups of objects through concepts such as the multiplication principle, combinations, and bijections, while answering questions like “How many ve digit numbers with distinct digits are there?” and “What is my chance of winning the lottery?”
Is 1+1 always equal to 2? A mathematician would say is depends on how you do the the arithmetic! In this course we’ll explore a new exciting arithmetic in what’s called tropical geometry. We’ll compare these new tropical rules to the familiar arithmetic we already know and build up to constructing shapes in the ‘tropical plane’.