This week’s guest post is from Dan Finkel from Math for Love. If you would like to write a guest post, please contact Dave Gardner.
Seattle’s first Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is from 9:00 am to noon on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Evergreen School, 15201 Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline, WA. The festival is open to 4th-12th graders and their parents and teachers.
The festival features an abundance of inspiring mathematical activities for students to explore, led by mathematicians, teachers, and volunteers. These activities will range from levels that older elementary students will enjoy, to levels that will challenge the brightest high school students.
At the festival, there will be tables set up, and each table will be staffed by one or two volunteers to introduce the students to a mathematical problem or puzzle that requires creativity and exploration to solve. The activities are designed to engage students for about 20-30 minutes. The students will have an entire morning to explore a number of fascinating, interesting problems in mathematics with the help and encouragement of our volunteers.
The Julia Robinson Festival is challenging but noncompetitive, highlighting rich mathematical problems curated by adults who love math. It’s a perfect place for students who love math, games, or puzzles; for contest-goers looking to see what else math is about; or students who prefer the collaborative, noncompetitive aspects of math to contests.
You can register here.