Developing Exciting Outreach Material

Faculty Member

Susan Tolman

An important part of IGL's mission is to support departmental efforts to engage local, state and national communities through outreach and to share our passion for mathematics beyond our campus. In recent year we have organized classroom visits at local schools and we had local schools make field trips to our lab. During these visits we engaged students from preschool to high school in hands-on activities that highlight the creative, discovery driven side of mathematics.

The goal of the project "Developing Exciting Outreach Material" is to develop new activities for future classroom visits and large outreach events and (in normal times) try it out in classroom visit.

This is a continuation of a successful project from previous semesters in which undergraduate scholar prepared outreach material about platonic solids, the Four Color theorem, Algorithms, Symmetry groups and Julia Robinson. Newcomers are welcome!

Team Meetings

Weekly

Project Difficulty

Beginner

Undergrad Prerequisites

We are looking for students with a clear (and preferably documented) interest in teaching and who consider a future career in education, possibly in K12 education.