The Science Posse's mathematicians will bring hands-on, inquiry based mathematics lessons incorporating our research to your students! Let them put a Mathematical Twist on the Science Posse's Offerings.
Science Posse math activities provide real-world applications in active areas of mathematics research. They are:
Lab Tours:What do mathematicians do all day? Students become math researchers, figuring out a winning strategy for a combinatorial game, exploring the commutative property through geometry, or exploring topology with a Moebius strip. Students will see that mathematicians do more than crunch numbers! Each lab tour lasts from 45 minutes to an hour and has a maximum of 15 students.
- Tied to Common Core State Math Standards.
- Interesting, accessible and adapted to levels appropriate from grades 5-12.
In 2008, the median annual salary for mathematicians was $95,150. In January, 2009 the Wall Street Journal asserted that becoming a mathematician is one of the best career paths. Your students will learn what it takes to follow that path.Talks can be adjusted to last between 15 to 30 minutes and must be
limited to between 15 and 30 students to facilitate interaction between
the Fellow and students. Longer talks will include more hands-on
activities for students.
Mini-lessons and Specialized Lesson Topics: Mini-lessons require 20-25 minutes and can be presented to a maximum of 15 students at a time. The mathematicians will work with you to design your specialized lesson to meet your needs.
Cryptography: Learn about making and breaking codes and how prime numbers are the heart keeping data safe on the Internet. How do we find such primes? How are they related to each other? This lesson can be adapted to a variety of levels.
Fractals: Explore fractals, the most beautiful objects in mathematics! They are used in music and computer graphics. The level and time this lesson requires is flexible.
Combinatorics: Everyone wants to win! A simple combinatorial game allows students to explore this branch of mathematics and discover if there is a strategy that always guarantees a win. They also see how this idea can be extended to chess and checkers!
Other Topics:Math and Disease!
The Mathematics of Voting
Exponential Growth & Financial Math
Fair Division & Apportionment Methods
Topology: the Study of Shapes
Exploring Commutativity through Geometry
Are you interested in a topic not listed here? Ask us!
The Science Posse's mathematicians will work with you to create a lesson that meets your needs!