IME

Fall 2013 Problems


Week of Sept 4 - We discussed the mathematics of the card game SET. (Megan led the discussion.)


Weeks of Sept 11 and Sept 18 - We had a mathematical battle (Gleb led the competition.)


Week of Oct 2 - We used Zometools to discuss the mathematics of shapes. (Aalok and Steven led the discussion.)


Weeks of Oct 9 and Oct 16 - We used Zometools to investigate minimal surface area. This involved using bubbles. (Aalok and Steven led the discussions.)


Week of Oct 23 - "If geography class was taught by a mathematician." We discussed the mathematics of cartography. (Aalok led the discussion.)


Week of Oct 30 - We discussed generating functions. (Megan led the discussion.)


Week of Nov 6 - We had a mathematical battle. (Gleb led the discussion.)


Weeks of Nov 13 and Nov 20- We discussed geometry and proved theorems involving circles and triangles. (Aalok and Megan led the discussions.)


Week of Dec 4 - We discussed modular arithmetic (Steven led the discussion.)


Week of Dec 18 - We had a mathematical battle. (Gleb led the competition.)