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Program Details

Math Masters I challenges 4th-grade students, designated gifted by their school divisions to explore complex mathematical puzzles and engage in problem-solving of real-world situations through a mathematical lens.  Using a variety of materials and computer programs, students spend three Saturdays immersed in rigorous mathematics activities. Students will spend a great deal of time working in groups to communicate ideas and share strategies. Students explore the creative side of mathematics as they dive into problems with a different theme each Saturday.

Locations: MSiC Campus and Manchester Middle School
Dates: Saturdays, March 3, 10, and 17, 2018
Times: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: $45.00 per student
Application: Students identified as gifted in math will be given an application by their teachers that will be sent to the Gifted Coordinators in each school division for selection into the program.
Registration: A registration link will be sent to those students selected for the program.

Topics include:

  • Logic and Game: Can you figure out the logic and math behind games like Set and Quiddler?
  • On the Shoulders of Giants: Travel through time exploring mathematicians such as Fibonacci, Sierpinski, and Euler while recreating some of their mathematical designs.
  • 3D Design: Do you know the story of the Three Little Pigs? Was the wolf really bad or were the 3 little pigs poor planners and designers? Use Sketch-up and the engineering
    process to figure it out.