MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s 2015 Math Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Gallagher Business Building.
Math Day is a one-day event for students in grades 8-12 who enjoy learning mathematics, working through puzzles and solving problems. Running the approximate length of a school day, Math Day offers a variety of hands-on workshops about topics that go beyond the classroom, including knots, geometric solids, combinatorics, cryptography and more. A panel on how mathematics is used in science will cap off the event.
Students are invited to come on their own or with their teachers, and teachers are encouraged to bring classes on a field trip to the event, which is sponsored by Missoula County Public Schools. Students and teachers also are invited to participate in the Missoula Math Circle, which meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the fall semester; remote participation is possible.