As part of our commitment to science and technology learning, Toronto West Academy students are encouraged to participate with the Math Academy program that is offered by the University of Toronto at their downtown Toronto campus. Students will gain knowledge and skills in various aspects of mathematics and will have a chance to meet with members of the University of Toronto Mathematics Department currently involved in mathematics research.
The purpose of this program is to introduce students to an in-depth topic which is not normally covered in the curriculum. Rather than lectures, the program will be run with a heavy “discovery” component, where students do most of their learning by working on carefully selected problems to figure results by themselves. The topic will be creative, fun, and somewhat abstract; in other words, what mathematicians consider “real math”.