An Interesting Prime Number Fact, Rubik’s Cube and the Gömböc

In the summer of 2010 I traveled to Hungary for the 25th anniversary reunion of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program, and had the pleasure of seeing the inauguration of another study abroad program for computer science, the Aquincum Institute of Technology. The interesting part of the ceremony was a series of mathematics talks to… Continue reading An Interesting Prime Number Fact, Rubik’s Cube and the Gömböc

Poster Sessions

After completing a research project or making a mathematical discovery of some sort, it’s important to communicate your results. One nice way to do this is with posters. If you’ve never made a poster before, it’s simply a collection of boxes that tells a story, in this case, your mathematical research. It should tell a… Continue reading Poster Sessions

Creativity in Mathematics: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Moore Method

I just viewed the recent video on the Modified Moore Method (MMO), also known as Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). Creativity in Mathematics: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Moore Method This video features interviews with MMO practitioners, researchers and students. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of them at various Legacy of R. L. Moore, which… Continue reading Creativity in Mathematics: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Moore Method