Circle Meeting: December 3rd, 2016

Agenda: Exploring Polygonal Numbers

Polygonal Number Explorations Discovering Properties of Polygonal Numbers  Interactive Polygonal Numbers Math Circle Meeting: October 15th, 2016

Voting Methods

Mathematics and the Presidential Election Student Guide Candy Simulation

Can you think of a way to make the system even better? Challenge

What is the smallest percent of popular vote you could win and still win the electoral vote? Electoral College and Population Reference Sheet

Math Circle Meeting: September 24th, 2016

Agenda: Irregular Polygons and Pick’s Theorem

Discovering Pick’s Theorem Math Circle Meeting: September 10th, 2016

Explanation of Shoelace Method

A Million Dollar Problem Islander Math Circle Meeting on May 7th, 2016

Agenda: The Mathematics of Spot it!

Presenters: Aubrey Rhoden and Kim Moore

Analyze the Spot It Deck Student Hand-out Analyze the Spot It deck

• How many different pictures are there? Useful Resources for Understanding the Mathematics of Spot-It

• Exploring the Algorithm Math Circles Meeting on December 5th, 2015

Agenda: Fractal Dimensions

Presenters: Aubrey Rhoden and Kim Moore

Exploring Fractal Dimensions Student Worksheet • What patterns are there in the Sierpinski Triangle?
• What is the rule for the number of shaded triangles in n iterations?
• What is the rule for the number of unshaded triangles in n iterations?
• What fraction of the triangles are shaded in n iterations?
• How do you describe the dimension of a Sierpinski Triangle? • What patterns are there in the Sierpinski Carpet?
• What is the rule for the number of shaded squares in n iterations?
• What is the rule for the number of unshaded squares in n iterations?
• What fraction of the squares are shaded in n iterations?
• How do you describe the dimension of a Sierpinski Carpet?  How do you describe the dimension of a Sierpinski Tetrahedron? Making the Tree

Menger Sponge Template Math Circle Meeting on November 7th, 2015

Agenda: Platonic Solids and Origami

Presenters: Aubrey Rhoden and Kim Moore

Platonic Solids Euler’s Formula

Euler’s Characteristic

• Are there shapes that do not follow Euler’s formula?  