These are the voyages of the community college U.S.S. Math Ship. Its two-year mission: to explore strange new equations, to seek out new applications and new ways of abusing tired old math puns, to boldly go... where every single other math major has gone before.
We had a great meeting with a large turn-out after the Club Fair. We were off to a strong start with a meet-and-greet-and-pizza-eat and followed with several fun math problems. The attendees to the meeting include:
The problems we solved were:
Just a reminder that math club meeting are every other Friday so the next two meetings will be:
Oct 2nd @ 11-12
Oct 16th @ 11-12
Feel free to bring some snacks or math problems
P.S. Since the large room in the back of the STEM center was open and could handle our numbers very well, we will be moving all future meetings there, hope to see you all there.
In case you didn't get the memo last week, we scheduled the very last Math Club meeting of the semester at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 15th. Bring your favorite food, your favorite game, your favorite puzzle, or your favorite math problem to share with everyone.
Anyways. Thanks for hanging out with me every other Friday. It has been fun.
Here's a loose agenda for tomorrow's meeting:
11:10 Officer election tally... and the winners are...
11:20 Knights and Knaves, and other logic puzzles from my latest midterm review in Discrete Math
11:50 Housekeeping stuff: Does everyone have access to the blog? If not, send me an email so we can make you an author. Everyone should have access.
Math Club was cancelled at the last minute last meeting (Becca got the flu), so we spent the meeting for 4/17 using last meeting's agenda.
We played a card game that Diana brought from Brazil called Water Cup, which was pretty fun. The attendees were:
Vegan cupcakes were made to celebrate Jonathan's birthday.
The problem of the week was brought in by Kye and Diedrik- it was a puzzle from one of their Math Competitions:
Albert and Bernard have just met Cheryl. They want to know when her birthday is.
Cheryl gives them 10 possible dates (see below).
She then tells Albert which month her birthday is in without telling him the day, and tells Bernard which day it is without telling him the month.
Albert says: I don't know when Cheryl's birthday is, but I know that Bernard also does not know.
Bernard says: First, I did not know Cheryl's birthday, but now I know!
Albert says: I too now know her birthday.
When is Cheryl's birthday?
(Here are the 10 possible dates):
(End of problem).
After giving everyone a chance to work on the problem by themselves, we discussed the solution. The answer is July 16, and it is found through eliminating duplicates using logic based on what the characters Albert and Bernard say.
Next, we voted to have a meeting on May 1st. So, the next 2 meetings are:
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Friday, May 15th, 2015
As usual, the meetings are from 11:30 to 12:30 in room 9-253.
This is just another friendly reminder that there will be a meeting on Friday, April 3rd (today) in Room 9-253 at 11:30 AM. There will be free food and coffee. Also we are going to play some card games (feel free to bring an extra deck, if you can).
Please remember that this is one of the last meetings of the semester, and since I won't be here next semester (I am transferring), you guys need to be thinking about what Math Club is going to be like in Fall 2015!
PS. If you are interested in learning more about what being in a club is all about, feel free to attend one of the Inter Club Council meetings! The next one is held on Tuesday, April 7th at 3:15 in "the Clubhouse," which is near the Career Center inside the Grove.
11:00 Pre-Meeting Set-up with Becca! (getting food & coffee)
11:30 Meeting Begins (overview of meeting stuff)
11:35 Problem of the Week
12:00 Card games
12:30 End of meeting
Next meeting: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 11:30 in 9-253.
Subject: Official Math Club Meeting
Date: Friday, March 20th, 2015
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm(see below)
Location: STEM Center - room 9-253 and center area
9:00-10:00 Club Business*
10:00-11:00 (Becca runs a precalc tutoring group in room 9-254)
11:00-11:30 MESA Math Challenge Prep (optional)
11:30- 1:00 MESA Math Challenge (11:30-1:00)
1:00-1:30 meeting continues: Problem of the Week
1:30 meeting ends
Please come, if you can, before the MESA Math Challenge to discuss some much-needed club business!!! And continue to be on the look out for cool math problems. There are so many, I can't possibly find them all. Stay after the MESA Math Challenge to work on Problem of the Week.
Thanks, guys. - Becca
*Club Business (we STILL need to talk about these things!):
ICC meeting update - what's the news on club politics?
Club naming - what is it???
Having fun - picnic in the Quad idea?
Math education research - are we still doing that?
Berkeley - how was it for you?
Did you find any cool math problems?