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Schedule of Events - Palm Beach Gardens campus

2019 Math Awareness Week: Discovering Patterns

 

 

Daily Activities

Problem of the Day: Come to the SLC Math Lab (BB207) and have fun solving the puzzle of the day. Prizes will be
awarded. All who enter correct solutions will be eligible to win!


Poem Contest:  Write a math poem for a chance to win a prize! Visit the front desk at the SLC for rules and details. |  View Flyer


Campus Game:  Like the game clue? Solve a math riddle that is campus themed. Visit the front desk at the SLC for
rules and details.

 


2019 Events Schedule - Monday - Palm Beach Gardens
Event Name Presenter Description Time Location
Flatland – Movie and Discussion Prof. Tim Siniscalchi Prof. Siniscalchi will be discussing, “Flatland,” an exciting half-hour animated film adapted from Edwin Abbott's classic novel, “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”. The movie stars the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, Michael York, and Joe Estevez. The DVD includes interviews with the stars of the movie. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  BB 111
Math and Politics Mathematics Learning Specialist Jesse Rogers In every physical science from chemistry, to physics, to optics, mathematics provides the foundation and framework which allows us to evaluate what is true and false. Our feelings and intuition are vulnerable to being fooled and tricked by illusions, but math is reliable. Can mathematics be a tool for solving our most important political problems - and if so how? 11 a.m. - Noon  BB 111
Number Prediction Routines Dr. Simon J. Carmel Dr. Simon J. Carmel was born deaf into a “hearing” family. He is an anthropologist, award winning magician, world-traveler, lecturer and author. At the end of different mathematical tricks such as Classical 1089, Fibonacci Series, 4 x 4 Magic Squares, Pascal’s Triangle, Quick Addition and Calendar Magic, Dr. Simon J. Carmel will demonstrate how mathematical methods related to the concept of “mathemagic” produce the number predictions. Please bring your calculator, paper and pencil or pen. 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.  BB 111
Meet the Author! Author Elayne Martin Gaye Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators. Elayn is the author of 13 published textbooks, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses. 2  - 3 p.m. BB 111
Brain Bowl – Beginning and Intermediate Level Prof. Brown and Prof. Brownlee Join in the fun and fast-paced math competition with questions drawn from all math topics. Bring your phone, connect to Wi-Fi, and go to www.kahoot.it. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. Only development, intermediate, and quantitative reasoning students are eligible to win. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. BB 111

2019 Events Schedule - Tuesday - Palm Beach Gardens
Event Name Presenter Description Time Location
Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality Mr. Robert Anstett, Broward County Library Creation Station (hosted by the Entertainment Club) Come learn all about Virtual Reality and have a chance to try out some of the latest equipment with the Creation Station. An interactive talk about what is happening in the field of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Voice Recognition equipment. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  BB 111
Lifetime Lessons to Financial Success Prof. Gary Thomasson It’s not how much you earn but rather how much you save. Come learn the two most important lifetime lessons to financial success in later life. Bring your calculator! 11 a.m. - Noon AA 229
The Numbers Behind Social Media Ms. Alex Stark, Social Circuit, Business owner, and PBSC Alumnus Data and statistics from different social media sources may provide impact marketing strategies for your business. 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.  BB 111
Movie and Discussion: Hidden Figures Mathematics Learning Specialist Karen White A 2016 American biographical film based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. 2  - 4 p.m. BB 111

2019 Events Schedule - Wednesday - Palm Beach Gardens
Event Name Presenter Description Time Location
The Art of Math Matt Merlo, Honors College Come learn about the beauty of mathematics from the perspective of a fellow student! He will also share his experience in the honors college. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  BB 111
Casino Games and Math Prof. McKay Learn how six MIT students who were trained in card counting took Vegas casinos for millions using simple math: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. 11 a.m. - Noon  BB 111
Brain Bowl – Intermediate Level Prof. Brownlee Join in the fun and fast-paced math competition with questions drawn from all math topics. Bring your phone, connect to Wi-Fi, and go to www.kahoot.it. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. Only developmental, intermediate, and quantitative reasoning students are eligible to win. 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.  BB 111
Why is the Golden Ratio referred to as the Divine Proportion? Prof. Zatto This presentation will reveal the uniqueness of this special ratio. You'll learn the value of the golden ratio as well as the construction of the golden ratio. You'll also learn about its connection to the famous Fibonacci sequence. 2  - 3 p.m. BB 111
Brain Bowl – Advanced Level Prof. Boulware and Prof. Rosenthal Join in the fun and fast-paced math competition with questions drawn from all math topics. Bring your phone, connect to Wi-Fi, and go to www.kahoot.it. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. BB 111

Thursday, April 4

2019 Events Schedule - Thursday - Palm Beach Gardens
Event Name Presenter Description Time Location
Math, Energy and Powerful Careers Prof. Oleg Andric, Electrical Power Tech. With so much talk about STEM education and STEM careers, the talk focuses on local and global energy industry as well as possible careers. We will discuss careers options as well as math behind the costs and benefits of these career choices. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  BB 111
Career Panel of Community Professionals Mr. David Jenks, Career Center Manager Join us for a Q and A! The panel will consist of local community professional with careers in STEM. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  BB 111
The Absolute Value of Math in Current Events Dr. Magdala Ray Come join the fun as Dr. Ray uses current events in media to reveal how often math is intertwined in our day- to-day activities. Bring a partner to compete for prizes in identifying 1) the most math facts discovered in a news story, 2) the best math-related suggestion for a solution to the problem in the news story, and 3) the best “catch” of a math error in a news story. 2 - 3 p.m.  LL 213
Sudoku – “How to” and Strategy Prof. Miller The popular game of sudoku requires critical thinking and strategy. Learn how to play sudoku and compete to win! 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. BB 111

 
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