Campy on Campus

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Morning Sessions

9:00 -11:30 am

Session Event
1

Fun with Scissors and tape

Dr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University
EN A 117

Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations.

2

Exciting Activities with Excel

Dr. Adam Goldberg - Southern Connecticut State University
EN B 221

Students will be in a computer lab using Microsoft Excel. We will explore mathematics and science activities using the computer.

3

Data Collection and Problem Solving with the IT 84 Graphic Calculator

Linda Apicella – High School Teacher
EN A 113

Students will be engaged in several activities using the TI 84 graphic calculator to display and interpret data. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct experiments with the Venier temperature probe and the CBR Motion Detector.

4

Geometric Probability

Steve Lecky - HS Mathematics Teacher
EN A 109

Geometry and probability can often be used to find answers to questions that involve random outcomes. In this session we will use geometry and probability concepts to model random behavior. In doing so, we will gain a better understanding of real-world relationships from game theory to the characteristics of insects.

5

Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures

Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Dr. Carol Jenkins – Southern Connecticut State University
Nanotechnology lab

Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently. Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld.

6

I Missed You Nearly

Dr. Marsha Davis - Eastern Connecticut State University
EN A 109

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys.

Lunch

EN B 121 A/B
11:30 -12:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

12:00 - 2:30 pm

Session Event
7

Fun with Scissors and Tape

Dr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University
EN A 117

Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations.

8

Do Math Like an Egyptian!

Dr. Tim Craine
EN A 107

You may have seen the “Lost Egypt” exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center earlier this year. Have you wondered what the ancient Egyptians discovered about mathematics? Learn about how they used only four symbols to represent all integers up to 1000, how they could multiply two multi-digit numbers by doubling and halving, how they managed to calculate with only nit fractions, and their formula for the area of a circle.

9

Data Collection and Problem Solving with the IT 84 Graphic Calculator

Linda Apicella
EN A 113

Students will be engaged in several activities using the TI 84 graphic calculator to display and interpret data. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct experiments with the Venier temperature probe and the CBR Motion Detector

10

Birds, Trees, and Tic-Tac-Toe!

Dr. Klay Kruczek - Southern Connecticut State University
EN A 109

Students will learn about the pigeonhole principle, the cheapest way to construct roads to connect cities, and Tic-Tac-Toe. We will extend our basic knowledge of Tic-Tac-Toe, including the size of a winning line and the number of dimensions.

11

Angry Birds and Other Parabolic Flights

Dr. Martin Hartog - Southern Connecticut State University
EN B 221

Students will explore the graphs of quadratic functions!

12

I Missed You Nearly

Dr. Marsha Davis - Eastern Connecticut State University
EN A 109

Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys