Gifted Math Program
MoMath is pleased to announce that its program for gifted math students, held in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, will again be running this year. The program takes place one Saturday morning each month from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and is only open to students who have successfully completed the Institute of Creative Problem Solving.
• September 8 — Dr. James Tanton “Exploding Dots”
Here is a story that isn’t true: When James Tanton was a young child, he invented a machine (not true) that was nothing more than a series of boxes that could hold dots. These dots would, upon certain actions, explode. And with this machine, in this non-true story, he realized he could explain true things! In one spectacular fell swoop he explained all the arithmetic he learned in grade school (true), all the polynomial algebra he was to learn in high school (true), elements of calculus and number theory he was to learn in high school and university (true), and began to explore unanswered research questions intriguing mathematicians to this day (also true).
• October 13 (tentative)
• November 17 (tentative)
• December 15 (tentative)
Remaining sessions will be scheduled soon.
Classes are at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Berkner Hall.