I will present a workshop at the the Math Teachers’ Circle in Palo Alto (at the American Institute of Mathematics.) The topic is area on a lattice, which we will explore on geoboards and dot paper. We will discuss “curricular” classroom applications (the Pythagorean theorem, simplifying radicals) as well as Pick’s theorem and its proof, and interesting unsolved problems involving or related to geoboard area.
See below for time, place, and registration information.
Join us Saturday, February 1, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, for lunch and problem solving!
We will be holding separate sessions for newcomers and veteran members of the circle.
8:30: Coffee and snacks
9:00: Veterans – “Connect the Dots” presented by Henri Picciotto.
Newbies – “The Pigeonhole Principle,” presented by Brian Conrey
10:45: Veterans: “The Dragon Curve,” presented by Joshua Zucker.
Newbies – “Connect the Dots,” presented by Henri Picciotto
Location: The American Institute of Mathematics, 360 Portage Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. AIM is located in the same building as Fry’s Electronics, about 30 yards to the left of the Fry’s entrance (toward El Camino). Free parking is available in the Fry’s lot.
If you would like to attend, please register by Friday, January 31.
Questions? Contact hana (at) aimath.org