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Dear Math Moms & Dads:
Does your child have a math question to ask James?
Each week he selects a question and answers it in a letter!
See the notes below for details.
James likes deep-thinking, "I wonder" questions and your students surely have many of those: "Why can't you divide by zero and what could go wrong if you do?" and "Why are there 360 degrees in a circle? Where did that number come from?" and "Would Martians do math the same way we do?" for example, would be questions he would take on! (So no textbook questions and computation questions. Let's have more fun than those!)
Feel free to submit more than one question.
Let question-asking in math be wild and fun and free!
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)
When she was a child, Dr. Pamela E. Harris used to ride city buses in Mexico. Whenever you ride a bus and pay the fare, you get a small paper ticket. The tickets have a serial number on them. As a kid she would add the digits together. This was the start of her interest in a deep mathematical subject — happy numbers. Join her as she brings us up to date in her math research on this (happy) subject!
Supplies Needed: Paper, pencil, calculator.@NCSciFest
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EDT)
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Supplies Needed: To make a tetrahedron, bring paper, scissors, scotch tape, colored pencils, and print a few of these tetrahedron shapes ahead of time.@NCSciFest
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