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.

MATH CIRCLE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2018-19 Unofficial schedule Classic Math Circle Problems Dates: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm, 9/20-10/18 (5 weeks) Suggested Ages: 5-7 Knights and Liars, open questions, story problems, pattern making and breaking, explorations of infinity, proofs, and more. We will have fun with these classic math circle activities as students develop the mathematical-thinking skills of asking questions, forming conjectures, testing conjectures,…

Posted by Rodi Steinig

· Monday,
August
1st,
2016

Talking Stick Learning Center will offer 5 New Math Circle Sessions This Year Math Circle is a supplementary program at Talking Stick, led by Mt. Airy math educator Rodi Steinig. Math Circles are a form of education enrichment and outreach that bring mathematicians into direct contact with students. It is an informal setting to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics….

(January 12, 2016) We had a small group of 3 teens today, so to start the session on an energetic note, I shamelessly presented some controversial material. I showed the students E.T. Bells’ 1937 book Men of Mathematics, a book many consider an accessible classic of math history. I’ve relied on this book for various math circle discussions over the…

(January 5, 2016) “Are there more books or bookcases in this room?” This question thus began our first math circle of the new year. “Do you mean bookshelves or bookcases, not that it would make a difference?” asked W. Everyone agreed immediately that there are more books. ONE TO ONE CORRESPONDENCE “How could you tell without counting?” I asked….

(October 22, 2015) This session was marked, as usual, by question upon question upon question. SPIRALS >What is a spiral? >Can you construct a spiral with a compass? >Can a spiral have any straight lines in it? >How do you make a Baravelle spiral? EUCLID REVISITED AGAIN We played around with all of these questions until interest in spirals…

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