Recording of Desert Island Math:
Squares and Cubes
This is a recording of an online event that took place on Monday, April 11, 2022.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Imagine you are stranded on a desert island with just pencil and paper — and one mathematical concept to explore. Your goal? To discover as much as you can about that topic. Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in an adventure combining mindfulness and play as we take a single, simple mathematical idea and look at it from as many perspectives as possible. Even alone on an island (or during a pandemic), you will never be bored as long as you have math and your imagination!
The operation of squaring — that is, multiplying a number by itself — may seem mundane — but nothing is mundane when you really focus on it. Join us to see how a few very innocent questions about squaring (and possibly cubing) take us beyond simple arithmetic into surprising branches of mathematics.
This series is recommended for adults and children ages ten and up. While geared toward beginners, these sessions will also contain food for thought for experts.
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