PATTERNS: analysis and exploration
workshop for high-school and middle-school teachers
& 2 July 2010 (Thursday & Friday) 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Yana Mohanty,San Diego Math Circle
and Peter Doyle, Dartmouth College
Hosted by the Long Beach Project in Geometry and Symmetry
Mathematics Department CSULB
patterns, or tilings, is a delightful mathematical subject with broad
While the beauty of the patterns can be appreciated by a young child,
the deeper analysis branches into far-reaching mathematical theorems.
workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about
wallpaper patterns through the means of analysis as well as
will enhance their appreciation and understanding of wallpaper patterns
building them using physical models. At the same time, they will learn
classify wallpaper patterns using examples from a variety of sources.
the goals of the workshop is to foster a point of view that geometry is
of analyzing and classifying everyday objects around us. Such a point
when brought into a high-school or middle-school classroom, may
students' perceptions of mathematics for the better.|
limited to 15 participants. Preference will be given to high-school or middle
school teachers (in-service or pre-service) with an expressed interest in exploratory learning. Stipends available: $100 a day.|