Ages 10-12 | Postponed
How many different ways are there to do something? What is an efficient way to count groupings of things? How do you decide which things to count and which to exclude? What is the optimal structure for a group of objects? These and related questions constitute the mathematical field of combinatorics. In this course, we plan to explore the Orchard Planting Problem, the Tower of Hanoi puzzle, games
including Set and Even Quads, student-written pet-dressing problems, and more.
Location: Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
A Math Circle is, by definition, a conversation. Someone posits a conjecture, someone asks clarifying questions, someone points out unfounded assumptions in the question; someone connects the question to history/art/science/etc.; someone proposes a totally different problem-solving direction; someone points out when the collective group conscious has hit the frustration-tolerance wall; someone asks more questions; and round and round we go. This course has been postponed because we didn’t get quite enough students to make the conversations enjoyable and productive.
If you are interested in joining the few students who have already signed up, let Rodi know (via the contact form) and we will reschedule the course to meet everyone’s needs