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13-18
years old

Mathematics

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2 weeks • Spring & Summer 2021
The Online Insights course transforms the highlights of our programmes in Oxford and Cambridge University onto an easy-to-use virtual platform.
Small group classes taught by expert tutors
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Mathematics Online Insights Online Summer School for Ages 13-18
Mathematics Online Insights

Gain expert insights in an online summer school in Mathematics

Supported by Oxbridge academics, you will explore what an undergraduate degree in mathematics could look like and appreciate the range of opportunities that this discipline could open up for you.

Topics range from set theory, to modern geometry and beyond enabling you to get a feel for what it would be like to study Mathematics at an advanced level.

Overview
Academic

About Online Insights

Over the the two-week programme, participants will take part in virtual seminars, future skills workshops, one-to-one tutorials, as well as group social activities led by current Oxbridge undergraduates.

Students receive a combination of subject-based tuition, one-to-one tutorials, future skills workshops and social activities with students from around the world.

  • Average Class Size Of 5

    Maximum 10 students
  • 1:1 Tutorials

    2 x 30-minute sessions each week
  • Oxbridge Academics

    Tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University
  • Future Skills Workshops

    Develop key attributes such as personal branding, interview skills and academic writing

For students of all time zones

As there are participants joining from around the globe, Online Insights offers two “streams” – Stream A and Stream B.

Stream A starts in the morning whilst Stream B’s classes take place in the afternoon.

Note – as our faculty are all based in Oxford & Cambridge, all times communicated are in UK time.

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.

  • Stream A

    09:00 - 15:00 (UK time)
  • Stream B

    14:00 - 20:00 (UK time)
Reviews
Testimonials
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with my tutor, with whom I spent long hours on calls going through material, as well as occasionally going on tangents about our shared interests. He was really helpful, especially providing more digestible examples for more complex concepts.

João M
Attended Immerse in 2020
Oxbridge Online Research Programme Student
5/5

Network with like-minded individuals

Daily social activities with participants around the world

Students can connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, and are encouraged to socialise and make friends through daily activities and games after classes finish.

Activities include virtual college tours, murder mystery parties and a ‘University Challenge’-style quiz.

These sessions are led by Oxbridge undergraduates who act as Mentors for Online Insights participants. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to hear from students at Oxford and Cambridge University, and receive guidance and advice on studying at one of the world’s top universities.

Network with like-minded individuals

Activities

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Virtual Classrooms

All sessions are delivered on Zoom’s education platform – the world’s leading virtual classroom software.

Before the course begins, all students will receive a welcome pack that includes information about their tutors, mentors, guest speakers, as well as their programme overview.

Students will also receive an interactive timetable with links to each of their classes.

Platform

Sample Mathematics Lessons

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - Matrix Calculus

    Dive into the ubiquitous nature of matrices as they are represented in equations, geometric transformations, complex numbers, and even particles used in physics! An advantageous skill when undertaking any scientific discipline, you will start from linear systems, develop the formalism of matrices and transform them using the Gauss-Jordan method.
  • Module 2 - Real Analysis

    Explore the concept and definitions of numbers like Integers, Rationals and Reals. You will engage with key definitions such as sequences, series, limits of functions, and infinite series. By tying in real-world applications, such as how infinite series allow computers to calculate any kind of function, you'll learn to not only ‘write mathematics’, but also start to understand how maths affects today’s world.
  • Module 3 - Vector Spaces

    Vector spaces are the way to see the underlying geometry that spontaneously arises from algebra! You'll learn to deal with higher-dimensional spaces, where your eyes cannot see, but your mind can, through algebra. This generality is needed for instance in physics, where the theory of relativity requires a four-dimensional vector space.
  • Module 4 - Project Presentation

    This will be the most diverse and exciting day of the programme. A session devoted to enabling both you and your peers to share your own mathematical interests, develop useful presentation skills including ‘writing’ mathematics, and receive insightful feedback.
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Modules
  • 12th July – 23rd July 2021

  • 12th July – 23rd July 2021

  • 26th July – 6th August 2021

  • 26th July – 6th August 2021

  • 9th August – 20th August 2021

  • 9th August – 20th August 2021

20+ hours of academic contact time per week
Subject tuition delivered by an academic from Oxford or Cambridge University
Average class size of 5 (maximum 10)
2 x 30 minute 1:1 tutorials
Academic skills workshops
End-of-day social activities led by Mentors (Oxbridge undergraduates)
Detailed personal evaluation written by tutor
Certificate of attendance

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