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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

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What: The Julia Robinson Math Festival, a noncompetitive event featuring an abundance of inspiring mathematical challenges and puzzles that require creativity and persistence to solve.

Audience: Students (and their parents) in grades 4-12 who

  • Are interested in math, games, and puzzles
  • Prefer the collaborative, noncompetitive aspects of math
  • Are looking to see what else math is about

When: Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: The Evergreen School, 15201 Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline, WA

Sponsor: Math For Love, an organization dedicated to transforming the way people think about and do mathematics, from mistrust and distaste to delight and excitement.

Cost: $10, with reduced and free admission available...limited number of spots.

Additional Notes: At festival, students can explore fascinating mathematics problems with the help and encouragement of volunteers. Different tables will introduce students to a mathematical problem or puzzle that requires creativity and exploration to solve. The activities, engaging students for 20-30 minutes, will range from levels that older elementary students will enjoy, to levels that will challenge the brightest high school students.

The Julia Robinson Festival is challenging but noncompetitive, highlighting rich mathematical problems curated by adults who love math. Itís a perfect place for students who love math, games, or puzzles; for contest-goers looking to see what else math is about; or students who prefer the collaborative, noncompetitive aspects of math to contests.

Teachers also are encouraged to volunteer or join in with their students.

Reserve your spot at the festival...Now!