Until March 17, each session consists of two parts. In the first part of each session (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), the instructor will lead the exploration of the intriguing topics of mathematics. In the second part of each session (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm), students will be engaged in problem-solving activities which will sharpen their understanding of the curriculum related topics.
After March 17 until April 21, we will continue only with problem-solving activities. The session will start at 2:00 pm and will continue until 3:30 pm.
Spring Semester 2018 Dates
Sessions are independent of each other. Each session doesn’t require any knowledge from the previous sessions.
|Date||February 3 (Sat), February 10 (Sat), February 17 (Sat), February 24 (Sat), March 3 (Sat), March 10 (Sat), March 17 (Sat)
– Mathematical Exploration: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
– Problem Solving: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pmMarch 24 (Sat), March 31 (Sat), April 7 (Sat), April 14 (Sat), April 21 (Sat)
– Problem Solving: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
|Location||The room 318 of the Mathematical Sciences Building on the UCF campus|
List of Mathematical Exploration Topics
|1||February 3||Dr. Xin Li||Why are you scared of the square root of 2?|
|2||February 10||Dr. Sona Swanson|| Rubik’s Cube
|3||February 17||Dr. Michael Reid||Nim Game|
|4||February 24||Dr. Barry Griffiths||Congruences and Cryptography|
|5||March 3||Dr. Joseph Brennan||Symmetries|
|6||March 10||Dr. Ram Mohapatra||Magic of Numbers and Fibonacci Sequence|
|7||March 17||Dr. Zhisheng Shuai||Mathematics of Infectious Diseases|