What is the Summer Immersion Workshop?
On August 9 and 10, 2016, The Columbus Math Teachers’ Circle will hold its third summer immersion workshop at the PAST Foundation. Here, teachers of all grade levels will work collaboratively with mathematicians to explore open-ended problem solving. Click here for a flyer to share with colleagues. Click here to sign up for the workshop.
Pictures and video from past workshops:
Video from the Workshop:
Grid Power: We focused on participants generating questions about a situation. Here, Bart and Sean prompt participants to think about mathematical questions that can be posed about a grid. Responses ranged from “How many squares or rectangles are there on a page?” to “What does a planar grid look like on a 3-D surface?”
Rational Tangles: With two indistinguishable ropes and the operations of “twist” and “rotate”, participants were able to create a tangle then magically untangle the rope without being able to see it. Lauren shows that even without being able to see the tangle simplify, mathematics allows us to get the rope back to its original state.