This workshop took place virtually.
Professional development credit certificates and stipends were offered for this workshop. If you have questions reach out to us at email@example.com or 785 473 0273 (call or text).
Funding for this workshop is provided by MIT.
The workshop featured mathematical activities/explorations led by Dave Auckly, and Gabriella Pinter.
Full session videos are posted below.
(All times valid for Crownpoint, NM.)
9:15 – 10:30 (Gabriella Pinter) Math Circle Session 1
Title: Square Game
10:30 – 10:50 Introductions/Discussion – Arizona Math Leaders
10:50 – 12:05 (Dave Auckly) Math Circle Session 2
Title: Grid Fun
12:05 – 12:30 Sanity Break
12:30 – 1:45 (One More?) Math Circle Session 3
1:45 – Whenever math circle discussion/suggested resources
We will look at a pair of ‘games’ involving squares in a rectangle and investigate some questions and create some puzzles connected to the games.
Area Mazes from Gaurdian piece
Arizona Math Leaders (Anna Wold):
Also, Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics
In this session we will explore a number of mathematical explorations on grid paper. Dave will take requests for activities suitable for various age ranges.
Here are some Cartiasian coded pictures:
There are various ways to play “battleship” to reinforce the relation between coordinates and points.
Here is one description:
Another activity I did not get to was making one figure and then scaling it up my labeling points and then multiplying the coordinates of each point by a number (say 10). You can use this to transfer
a picture a student draws on graph paper to a much larger version for a classroom wall.
There are so many things that can be done here…
Explore areas of tilted squares… Get Pythagorean theorem.
Perimiter vs area for edge-connected, simply-connected (or not) grid regions.
Connecting to the Virtual Meeting
We will open the meeting 15 minutes before the official start. If you have trouble connecting you may call (785) 473-0273 and we will help as we can.
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