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Making Henna, Talking about Petes

Making Henna, Talking about Petes The story of last week’s Math Circles is best told in photos, over 50 of which you can see here. But here are a few details. In order to make up a snow day we had 2 sessions.  On the first (Monday, February 10), Gina helped me and the students mix up our own henna…

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Thinking Like Mathematicians

The kind of real mathematical thinking that a math circle encourages.   Photos of a Julia Set crop circle and a Cissbury Ring crop circle whetted our appetites for circles this week. Everyone had many questions about how the crop circles got there, particularly how they got to be “so perfect.” Then the kids wanted to continue the process of…

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The Point, the Death of Galileo, and a Singing Bowl

People enjoy math from many different pathways.   “I worked on my Flower of Life at home,” said Z as the students entered the room. As she showed me her work, the others began to draw compass designs long before our circle officially began. I unwrapped a tantalizingly mysterious object, and asked for surmises on its identity. When G guessed…

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