Prime Factor Math Circle and School of Programming

 

Elementary School Circle 1 (Grades 3-4) Materials, 2012-13.


Date Topics
First Semester
Session 1
09/19/2012
What is a math circle? What kind of problems do we plan to work on? Homework.
Session 2
09/26/2012
The logic of true and false.
Session 3
10/03/2012
Different types of logic problems.
Session 4
10/10/2012
Cryptography: Can you read my secret message? Homework.
Session 5
10/17/2012
Reflection symmetry.
Session 6
10/24/2012
Halloween Math Domino game. Homework.
Session 7
11/07/2012
Perimeters. Rotational symmetry.
Session 8
11/14/2012
How much does it weigh? Also, Emeralds and rubies in a dark cave.
Session 9
11/21/2012
More on weights. Also, Fun with two mirrors. Homework.
Session 10
11/28/2012
Math Hockey game.
Second Semester
Session 11
12/05/2012
The King and the Painter: calculating areas.
Session 12
12/12/2012
More on areas. Also, What can you do with Möbius strip? Homework.
Session 13
01/09/2013
The problems with shortages and extras. Playing with snowflakes.
Session 14
01/16/2013
Building with cubes.
Session 15
01/23/2013
Math Domino team game.
Session 16
01/30/2013
Working backwards. Jotto game. Homework.
Session 17
02/06/2013
Playing with two dice. Square numbers.
Session 18
02/13/2013
More on square numbers. Also, What is a fractal?
Session 19
02/27/2013
The logic of wizards and hats. Also, problem-solving strategies.
Session 20
03/06/2013
Math Hockey Game. No homework this week.
Third Semester
Session 21
03/13/2013
Cryptoglyphs on Roborock planet. Serpinski Triangle.
Session 22
03/20/2013
Sequences and Patterns. The game of poisonous candy.
Session 23
03/27/2013
Adventures in Binary Land. Ken-Ken puzzles.
Session 24
04/03/2013
More Binary Land adventures. Koch snowflake.
Session 25
04/17/2013
Time and Age Triathlon game.
Session 26
04/24/2013
A dragon, a smiley man, and Pascal's triangle.
Session 27
05/01/2013
Beads and necklaces. Also, stick puzzles.
Session 28
05/8/2013
Happy tribe: happy names and walks.
Session 29
05/15/2013
Math Hockey team game.
Session 30
05/22/2013
"Guess the letter" game. Polyhedra construction.



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