Schedule for 2017-18

 Time  Location  Topic  Discussion Leader

8:30 - 11:00 am
Room B412
Candy Sharing Dave Patrick
Candy Sharing
 11/04/17 8:30 - 11:00 am

Room 218
Volume and Surface Area Yana Mohanty
Imathgination LLC
Pentomino Crossword Puzzle
Power Point Presentation
Volume and Surface Area Problem Set
8:30 - 11:00 am UCSD AP&M 
Room B412
How To Park Your Car Dave Patrick
Parking Problems
all day San Diego Convention Center AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings   Mathemati-Con Information 
Snapology Origami slides
"How-To" videos
David Honda's website
 2/3/18  all day
 Palomar College
San Marcos
 Greater San Diego Math Council Annual Convention    information flyer

8:30 - 11:00 am  SDSU CRMSE
Room 128
Learning Combinatorics Through Fake Chemistry Dave Patrick


8:30 - 11:00 am Life On The Grid Shannon Rogers
Life On The Grid
3/16/18  5:00 - 8:00 pm  Carmel Valley Middle School Julia Robinson Math Festival    

8:30 - 11:00 am
Room 218
Snapology Origami Yana Mohanty
Imathgination LLC
Dave HondaMarshall Middle School
Dave's slides
Yana's slides
Notes from session

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 All sessions run according to the following approximate schedule:
 8:30 a.m.
Doors open
 8:30 - 9:00
 Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast
(bagels, muffins, fruits, juice, coffee)
 9:00 - 11:00
 Mathematics Session
 11:00 - 11:15

Session Descriptions

October 7: Candy Sharing
If we give a bunch of children several pieces of candy, and force them to share with their neighbors in a particular way, can we end up with each child having exactly 1 piece of candy, or will we end up in an infinite sharing loop? We'll discuss this and other related sharing scenarios. Candy will be provided if you promise not to eat it until the end of the session. Plus a fun kick-off-the-year contest to get us warmed up, where you might win a (somewhat) fabulous prize!

November 4: Volume and Surface area
In this very hands-on session, we will explore volume and surface area through tactile means, honing our spatial reasoning skills. We will engage in several activities that support the Common Core Standards in Geometry.

December 2: How To Park Your Car
We'll explore some problems that have a common theme: parking cars. All of the problems will involve probability, but in slightly different ways. Along the way we'll see several very useful combinatorial and problem-solving techniques. 

February 10: Learning Combinatorics Through Fake Chemistry
"Dr. Eureka" is a game in which children (or adults!) arrange colored marbles in plastic test tubes to make "chemicals". However, the rules of the game limit how the marbles are allowed to be moved between test tubes. The game is fun to play and provokes lots of underlying mathematical questions. We'll challenge you to play the game, to explore what mathematical questions are present, and then to try to answer them!

March 10: Life On The Grid
Our trusty graph paper -- there's so much more we can do with it besides graphing functions! We'll explore a variety of problems that take place on that familiar grid. 

April 14: Snapology Origami
What do you get when you take strips of paper, cut them into small rectangles, and fold them together? The building blocks to create fantastic mathematical models. This is the art of Snapology Origami.  Much like unit origami, Snapology models are created without glue or tape, and models are held together strictly by how the pieces are folded and assembled. The dimensions of the paper strips are dictated by the structure of the polyhedral models they construct. This makes snapology origami a natural starting point for the study of Platonic and Archimedean solids and other aspects of 3D geometry. In this hands-on session, we will teach participants the basic principles of snapology origami, which they can take in whatever direction they wish with their students. 

David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:54 PM
David Patrick,
Nov 5, 2017, 1:15 PM
David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:53 PM
David Patrick,
Mar 12, 2018, 8:41 AM
Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 12:52 PM
Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 1:02 PM