I proctored the AIME II contest this week, and caught a cheater. Here are some details and thoughts about the occasion. At about 4pm the day before the contest, I started getting emails and phone calls from parents, from tutors, some students, and even my math colleagues at Bard who had been contacted as well, in… Continue reading How to catch a cheater

# Category: Math Circles

## Uniqueness of Factorization

A few days ago I came across a proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic (aka Unique Factorization) in Courant and Robbin’s What is Mathematics that I hadn’t seen it before. I liked it enough to learn it. Then another surprise – I saw it again yesterday in Primes and Programming by Peter Giblin, a book… Continue reading Uniqueness of Factorization

## Gathering 4 Gardner

This year’s G4G, or Gathering for Gardner, Celebration of Mind II, falls on Friday, October 21. This is the second G4G since Martin Gardner passed away on May 22, 2010, and the G4G is intended to celebrate his life and work. You can find a nearby celebration here: http://www.g4g-com.org/

## MathFest! 2011 in Lexington, KY

This year’s MathFest will be in Lexington, KY in early August. I’m going to present a talk about Math Circles in the Hudson Valley at the Fostering, Supporting and Propagating Math Circles for Students and Teachers session. I’ll also be presenting the teachers’ math circle session with my talk on the game of Nim. Both these… Continue reading MathFest! 2011 in Lexington, KY

## NYMC Summer Workshop 2011 at Bard College

Join us at Bard this summer for a week-long residential program focused on the investigation of inequalities and optimization. Enjoy an environment of creative and insightful mathematical problem solving for middle school and high school math teachers who wish to deepen their mathematical understanding. No prior experience with inequalities required, just an interest in doing… Continue reading NYMC Summer Workshop 2011 at Bard College

## Circle on the Road 2011: Houston

brings together math circle organizers with people who plan to start math circles

## Bard Math Circle in Kingston

Mathematical Circles are a form of education enrichment and outreach that bring mathematicians and mathematical scientists into direct contact with pre-college students.

## Math Delights, a webpage.

Math Delights

## Math Physics Explore

We develop a curiosity and interest in mathematics

## Bard Math Circle

Kingston, Red Hook and Tivoli