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

2016-2017 Event Calendar

Events will be added throughout the year, so please check back regularly.

October 1 Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080)
full agenda; for Sternberg talk: extended abstract, poster
Using Graphing Calculator Technology to Teach Mathematics and Science (Ed Monk and Tom Beatini), Mathematics as a Creative Enterprise (Robert Sternberg)
October 8 and 15 Fall 2016 Math Explorer’s Club: Induction, Recursion, and Beyond
October 29 Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080) (agenda)
Mathematical Modeling: Underlying Representations and Inferences (Paule Kehle), Mathematical Modeling of Lead Poisoning (Tom Rishel), The Algebra of Geometric Transformations (Steve Weissburg)
November 5 John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Family Mathematics Program for Grades 7–10
February 4 and 11 Spring 2017 Math Explorer's Club: Special Relativity
February 15 AMC 10B and 12B Competition
March 11 Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080) (agenda)
Career Motivations Among Technical Undergraduates (Amy Beth Prager), On the Possible Values of pi (Kelly Delp), Math Learning Through Games (Lee Kaltman), The Mathematics of Pumping a Swing (Richard Rand)
March 11 and 25 Spring 2017 Math Explorer's Club: Infinity and Paradoxes — please sign up by March 9
March 25 Saturday workshop for teachers (MATH 5080) (poster) — please sign up by March 24
Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (Diane Briars, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
April 13 Mathematics Awareness Month public lecture — Alberto A. Martinez from the University of Texas at Austin will give a public lecture to celebrate Math Awareness Month.
June 3 2017 Ithaca High School Math Seminar student research presentations - RSVP needed by noon June 1st

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.