Community Outreach

For more than 25 years, the Cornell Mathematics Department has been engaged in outreach and building solid partnerships with local teachers and schools.  Outreach activities fall into three broad categories:

Contact Person

Dr. Mary Ann Huntley
Director of Mathematics Outreach and K-12 Education Activities
(607) 255-5529

2014-2015 Event Calendar

October 25 &
November 1
Fall 2014 Math Explorer’s Club — group theory module.
November 1 Using Algebraic Expressions to Reveal the Math Behind Puzzles and What Comes After the 3-4-5 Right Triangle?, a Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080)
November 15 Dollar Games and Graphs; The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Earth's Climate; and Using Irrational Numbers to Develop Concepts of Limits, Continuity, and Convergence in Middle Grades and Algebra, a Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080)
November 15
& 22
Fall 2014 Math Explorer’s Club — Markov chains module.
February 25 Common Core Standards for Mathematics, facilitated by Mary Ann Huntley, an informational program for parents and caregivers at Tompkins County Public Library (poster, slides)
March 7 Make Me a Match, a Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080) with Paul Kehle of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
March 21 Family Mathematics Program, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth. Please sign up; payments must be received by February 27th.
April 10 Mathematics Awareness Month public lecture — In keeping with this year’s theme of Math Drives Careers, a public lecture will be held to celebrate Math Awareness Month.
April 11 & 18 Spring 2015 Math Explorer's Club — techniques in combinatorics module
May 9 Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080) — Fermat's Last Theorem: the history and the math (Ravi Ramakrishna), Some Applications of Mechanics to Mathematics (Tim Healey), Math and Real-World Experiences (Lee Kaltman), Math in Glass: the Mobius loop, Klein bottle, and torus (Clifford Stoll)
June 13 2015 Ithaca High School Senior Seminar, student research presentations (revised June 11)

Events will be added throughout the year.

Volunteers Sought for Mathematics Outreach Opportunities

This semester there are numerous mathematics outreach opportunities for Cornell faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to become involved in. For information and to indicate your interest and availability, please go to Completing a questionnaire at this site indicates your interest in volunteering but in no way obligates you.