April 7, 2018 Workshop

Grey Hills School Teacher Workshop

This workshop featured introduction and discussion about the math circle model. It also included math sessions run by Dave Auckly and Tatiana Shubin.

Session abstracts are listed below.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Math Circle Discussion

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Math Session 1 (Dave Auckly): Grid Pool

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Discussion and lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Math Session 2 (Tatiana Shubin): Parity and Invariants

Math Sessions

Grid Pool

Let’s play a mathematical game of pool! One rule, the ball can only travel at a 45-degree angle to the sides of the rectangular table. You do get to select the size of the table. Watch the mathematics unfold as the ball bounces.

Parity and Invariants

An invariant is a powerful tool in mathematics and beyond. Parity (i.e., evenness and oddness) is one particular invariant. We will learn a few different ways to use these tools to solve problems.