Mathapalooza

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016
8:30 -11:30 a.m.
St. Ignatius Science Center, Rockhurst University

Registration deadline is Saturday, Feb. 21, 2016

Register for Mathapalooza 16 online.

About Mathapalooza 16

Based on your feedback Mathapalooza has had a makeover!

At Mathapalooza 16 you will participate in a mathematics-jumping session (a sort of speed dating for mathematics and careers in mathematics). You will be assigned to a group of four or five students, and with your group you will rotate through a series of mathematics activities in areas of mathematics that you do not typically have an opportunity to explore. Interspersed among the activities you will have meetings with professionals working in mathematics related careers who will talk to you about what they do, and how they apply mathematics in their field. There will also be stops at which you will get a chance to visit with mathematics students who can tell you what studying mathematics in college is like first hand, and answers any questions you may have for them.

High school students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate. Interested students may attend on their own, or be accompanied.

Individuals will be entered in to a raffle for fun math-related participation prizes.

The event is sponsored by Rockhurst University, Harley Davidson, Cerner, JE Dunn and PrepKC.

 Event Goals
  • To engage student participants in learning and applying new and interesting mathematics that they would not normally encounter in their classes.
  • To broaden students' understanding of mathematics and the different types of problems mathematics can help us solve.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to interact with our mathematics majors.
  • To expose students to some general topics they might see, and experiences they may have if they continued to study math in college.

High school teachers and parents are invited to attend with their students. There will be refreshments and mathematics related table games available for teachers and parents.

If capacity for the event is reached, we will ask each school to limit their participation to a certain number of students.

For additional information or questions, please contact

Dr. Zdeñka Guadarrama
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair
Department of Mathematics
Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas city, MO 64110
guadarrama@rockhurst.edu

 

Mathapalooza 16 - Schedule

8:30 – 9 a.m.: Set up and Welcome

9:10 – 10:40 a.m.: Jump through mathematics activities and careers

10:50-11:15 a.m.: Reception

11:20 - 11:30 a.m.: Closing

11:45 a.m.-Noon: Optional Rockhurst tour