Math Explorers' Club (Grades 8–12)

With support from the National Science Foundation, graduate students have developed a collection of more than 40 mathematics modules that cover a wide variety of topics accessible to middle- and high-school students. We implement one or two of these modules on the Cornell campus each semester in what we call the “Math Explorer’s Club.”

When and Where

March 11 and 25, 2017
1:30 – 4:00 PM, snack provided
Cornell University, Malott Hall, room 207

Please sign up below at least two days before the start of the module if you plan to attend.
If you’re willing to help us advertise, please use one of our posters.

Previous offerings

Goal

Introduce new mathematical concepts and problem solving strategies to grades 8-12 students who will, in turn, communicate their new knowledge in public forums (i.e., through posters and/or presentations).

What to Expect

Interactive lessons in a cooperative and supportive learning environment = lots of fun!
(See recent coverage in the Cornell Chronicle.)

Module - Infinity and Paradoxes (spring 2017) — March 11 and 25

Instructor: Maru Sarazola

Have you ever wondered what would happen if we admitted infinite things into our daily lives? What if your house could have infinitely many rooms, or if you could do things infinitely fast? Come to the Math Explorer's Club to see how our intuition is challenged when infinity comes into play!

About the instructor: Maru Sarazola is a second-year PhD student still trying to figure out her path in the vast world of mathematics. Originally from Uruguay, one thing she likes the most about Ithaca is the squirrels, and she swears she once witnessed a squirrel revolution!

Please tell us you're coming!

Please sign up by March 9th if you plan to attend.

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