Imagine a room full of kids, working together at tables on activities ranging from easy puzzles to super-challenging problems. Each table will have a theme, and students will have time to visit at least five or six activities. Each activity table will be staffed by an expert, and upon reaching certain milestones in their understanding of the mathematics behind the activity, students will be rewarded with raffle tickets for prize drawings.
UNC-Chapel Hill Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4| Free – $10
A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.