Middle-school Math Circle students use graph theory to examine the problem of human trafficking.

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Middle-school Math Circle students use graph theory to examine the problem of human trafficking.

Posted by Rodi Steinig

· Tuesday,
January
1st,
2013

Signaling Problem Solution via Proof by Contradiction December 11, 2012: We began our final session of our Signalling Problem Math Circle with a few rounds of Exploding Dots, this time in binary. The large number of explosions in binary (base two) compared to decimal (base ten) was such fun. I asked the group how many different numbers could be represented…

Posted by Rodi Steinig

· Tuesday,
February
7th,
2012

People working together to solve a problem. This photo tells half the story of today’s Math Circle: people working together to solve a problem. The question was whether the famous “Gas Water Electricity” problem is solvable or impossible. Some students first tried to find loopholes in the problem to make it easily solvable (go through the house, get the…

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