- IUSB Mini University: Mathematical Origami
- Jul 10, 2006 – Jul 14, 2006
- Explore the connection between math and origami! Use classic origami bases to create birds, fish, reptiles, and other animals. Construct an expanding pinwheel and build intricate origami polyhedra. Try your hand at inventing your own origami designs. Learn how math has revolutionized origami by extending the creative reach of folders.
- Camp Fire Camp Tawanchi: Journey to Math Magic Land
- Jul 24, 2006 – Jul 28, 2006
- This week we will be leaning how math affects us every moment of life by playing math games and making crafts. Math will be geared to each age level so even the youngest can participate. We will have swimming, archery and play games!
- GSUSA Mission Explore STEM Conference: Math in the Outdoors
- Aug 26, 2006 – Aug 27, 2006
- Camp is a great place for Girl Scouts to have fun with math! In this session, we will play an animal population game, a candy sharing game, and a counting strategy game. We will figure out when it is possible to hike each trail in a camp exactly once. Finally, we will estimate the height of a tree, and calculate how much carbon dioxide the tree removes from the air.
- Art Beat: Mathematical Origami
- Sep 7, 2006
- Fold magic pinwheels and construct origami polyhedra using Sonobe units.
- Family Math Activity -- Mobius Band Bouquets
- Sep 9, 2006 – Sep 10, 2006
- Tape and cut as we explore the area of mathematics known as topology.
- Family Math Activity -- Polyhedra
- Sep 16, 2006 – Sep 17, 2006
- Construct three-dimensional geometric shapes and investigate some of their properties.
- LaSalle Academy Fun With Fractions Teacher Workshop
- Sep 21, 2006
- In this hour-long workshop, we will try out several hands-on activities that teach and reinforce basic fraction concepts. We will incorporate many of the manipulatives in the Math Lab.
- Family Math - Modular Arithmetic
- Sep 23, 2006 – Sep 24, 2006
- When is 9 plus 4 equal to 1? Hop around number circles to explore this type of arithmetic. Family Math is a free program open to people ages 5 and up.
- Family Math Activity -- Sona Designs
- Sep 30, 2006 – Oct 1, 2006
- Try your hand at drawing ``sona'' --- traditional designs invented by the Chokwe people, who live in central Africa. Determine which patterns can be completed without lifting your pencil.
- LaSalle Academy Fractal Workshop for Teachers
- Oct 3, 2006
- In this two-hour workshop, we will use the freeware program Fractint to explore intricate and colorful designs created by repeating a simple rule over and over again. This activity can reinforce and motivate several important math concepts depending on the grade level of the students. Some of these concepts are: number sense relating to decimals and place value; computing with decimals and/or negative numbers; pre-algebra and algebra skills relating to variables, functions, and graphing. Students usually find fractals fascinating and there are many ways they can continue to explore them independently.
- Rum Village Fall Festival: Mathematical Origami
- Oct 7, 2006
- Fold magic pinwheels and construct origami polyhedra using Sonobe units.
- Family Math Activity -- Animal Gaits
- Oct 14, 2006 – Oct 15, 2006
- Join us as we trot, hop, gallop, and pace our way to an understanding of how animals move. Use patterns and symmetry to analyze a variety of primary and secondary animal gaits.
- Family Math Activity -- Cryptology
- Oct 21, 2006 – Oct 22, 2006
- Make a cipher wheel to create and decode secret messages. Use the power of statistics to crack encrypted messages even when you do not know what cipher wheel setting was used.
- South Bend Boys and Girls Club Math Studio -- Polyhedra
- Oct 24, 2006 – Dec 21, 2006
- Math Studio meets twice a week for three hours each session. Stop by as often as you like to explore the geometry of polygons and polyhedra. Learn to construct polyhedra by folding paper and by snapping plastic Polydrons together. Lay the foundations by learning to measure angles and by determining how many degrees are in any triangle. Discover efficient methods for counting the number of vertices, edges, and faces in each polyhedron. Build families of shapes that have similar properties and discover formulas for the face vectors of each family. Discover the Platonic solids and prove that there are only five.
- Family Math Activity -- Voting Theory
- Nov 4, 2006 – Nov 5, 2006
- Who will win? You decide as you rig elections and determine what vote counting methods are fair.
- Family Math Activity -- Euler Trails
- Nov 11, 2006 – Nov 12, 2006
- When is it possible to cross each bridge in a river-walk exactly once? We will retrace Leonhard Euler's footsteps as we explore this problem for river-walks in several cities.
- Family Math Activity -- Protein Folding
- Nov 18, 2006 – Nov 26, 2006
- Find out how mathematical biologists tackle questions about how our bodies work. Build a simple model of an amino acid chain and decide what folded configurations require the least amount of energy.
- Family Math - Protein Folding
- Nov 18, 2006 – Nov 26, 2006
- Find out how mathematical biologists tackle questions about how our bodies work. Build a simple model of an amino acid chain and decide what folded configurations require the least amount of energy.
- YWCA Life Skills Class: M&M Statistics
- Nov 21, 2006
- Mathematics is an important life skill that anyone can enjoy! Try a tasty activity involving fractions, decimals, and percents.
- Family Math Activity -- The One-Cut Theorem
- Dec 2, 2006 – Dec 3, 2006
- You can cut out any shape made from straight lines with just one snip if you fold the paper in the right way first. We will figure out how the theorem works for some simple shapes.
- Family Math Activity -- Sonobe Polyhedra
- Dec 9, 2006 – Dec 10, 2006
- Fold paper to create colorful Sonobe ornaments. Arrange the colors carefully to solve some origami challenges.
- Indiana Plan: Math Skill Review
- Dec 11, 2006 – Dec 22, 2006
- Helped students studying to pass entrance exams for apprenticeship programs in the building trades.
- Campfire Craft Night: Mathematical Origami
- Dec 12, 2006
- Try your hand at folding magic pinwheels and Sonobe polyhedra!
- Memorial Hospital Math and Science Outreach Conference
- Dec 15, 2006
- Our community has an opportunity to increase enthusiasm for mathematics and science among people of all ages. Offering informal math activities such as "Exploring the One-Cut Theorem" is one way to expose people to fun mathematical ideas that are unlike topics they see in school.
- YWCA Life Skills Class: Mathematical Origami
- Dec 20, 2006
- Mathematics is an important life skill that anyone can enjoy! Construct origami polyhedra using Sonobe units.
- Twin Branch Elementary: Magic Pinwheels
- Dec 22, 2006
- 5th and 6th graders in Caryn Ellison's class determine how many degrees there are in each angle of a regular n-gon. They use this knowledge to fold a magic pinwheel that expands and contracts.