A festival for 6-8th grade students hosted by the Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) and the University of South Alabama Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In addition to the festival activities, there will be the opportunity to participate in a mathematics olympiad competition and attend presentations by ASMS and South faculty.
ASMS/South Alabama JRMF
March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.