Mathematics Public Lecture
Sunday, April 3, 10:00 AM
Kidder Hall 350, OSU
by Brandy Wiegers
Central Washington University
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Math Circles = math + problem solving + sharing mathematical culture.
Math Circles are a form of education outreach and enrichment through which mathematicians and mathematical scientists share their passion with K-12 teachers and students. Math Circles combine significant content with a setting that encourages a sense of discovery and excitement about mathematics through problem solving and interactive exploration. Ideal problems are low-threshold, high-ceiling; they offer a variety of entry points and can be approached with minimal mathematical background, but lead to deep mathematical concepts and can be connected to advanced mathematics. Dr. Brandy’s presentation will share tips on how to get involved in Math Circles and some great math problems.
The talk will include an introduction to Math Circles, a small demo, and a discussion of resources that are available. It is open to the public, in particular, parents and K12 teachers who want to learn more about this unique opportunity for their K12 students, and math students and faculty who might like to participate in this type of outreach activity.