Celebration of Mind
3rd annual - Celebration of Mind
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Union Ballroom of the Arkansas Student Union
Area high school juniors and seniors, their parents/guardians, and mathematics teachers are encouraged to attend.
Students who participate at mathematic-themed booths can win prizes including math puzzles, gifts from local businesses and University of Arkansas backpacks and athletic items.
The event is free and open to the public
The Celebration of Mind is a worldwide tribute to Martin Gardner, who excited generations in mathematics and magic, through puzzles, games and ideas. It was mathematics pursued not for importance or power, but simply for beauty and fun. His long-running column in Scientific American broke stories on advances from the highest reaches of mathematics. He is a personal hero to several members of our department.
This event will engage and challenge students in the spirit of Martin Gardner, as well as demonstrate how the activities can be integrated into the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Information about admissions, financial aid, scholarships and the Honors College will be available. The Office of Admissions will also give tours of the University of Arkansas campus.
Given that this date also coincides with the ACT examination, we have also secured an agreement with the dining halls for a discounted lunch rate at two UA dining halls. For $7, students, parents and teachers with a Celebration of Mind nametag (given at the Union Ballroom) can have lunch on campus while also participating in the festivities.
For more information, contact Shannon Dingman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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