Prime Factor Math Circle and School of Programming

 

Elementary School Circle 2 (Grades 4-5) Materials, 2012-2013


Date Topics
First Semester
Session 1
09/21/2012
Problem solving session.  Homework.
Session 2
09/28/2012
How to cut a cake.
Session 3
10/05/2012
An ancient tribe and number systems. 
Session 4
10/12/2012
Math Dominoes game. 
Session 5
10/19/2012
How Egyptians and Greeks counted.  Homework.
Session 6
10/26/2012
Greeks and Babylonians. Positional number systems.
Session 7
11/02/2012
Math Chase contest. 
Session 8
11/16/2012
Word problems and models. 
Session 9
11/30/2012
Is it really impossible? Crossings and constructions. 
Session 10
12/07/2012
Combinatorics in an ice cream store. Homework.
Second Semester
Session 11
12/14/2012
Math dominoes tournament.
Session 12
01/11/2013
Combinatorics: can you count?
Session 13
01/19/2013
Introduction to probability.
Session 14
01/25/2012
Graphs, circuits, and Euler's paths. 
Session 15
02/01/2013
Math Abacus contest.  Homework.
Session 16
02/08/2013
Copy-cat robot puzzles. 
Session 17
02/15/2013
Water pouring. 
Session 18
03/01/2013
Logics
Session 19
03/08/2013
Venn Diagrams
Session 20
03/15/2013
Mathematical Hockey
Third Semester
Session 21
03/22/2013
Geometry and the grazing goats. "Candy row" strategic game.
Session 22
03/29/2013
Alternations: snake in a box.  Math Magic with ropes.
Session 23
04/05/2013
Alternations continued.
Session 24
04/19/2013
Mathematical Auction
Session 25
04/26/2013
Geometry of perspective drawing
Session 26
05/03/2013
Four Colors  Theorem
Session 27
05/10/2013
Fibonacci Numbers
Session 28
05/17/2013
Mental math tricks, multiplication  and areas, rod multiplication.
Session 29
05/24/2013
Mathematical Hockey
Session 30
05/31/2013
Island of Blue and Brown Eyes


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