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Waubonsee Math Circle

The Waubonsee Math Circle started in Fall 2014 and invites precollege students from our area to eat pizza and do mathematics for fun. I am currently organizing the project; the topics so far are listed below. Details on registration and joining are easy to find at http://www.waubonsee.edu/mathcircle or by email at mathcircle@waubonsee.edu

Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Math Circle will be held on Friday afternoons and targeted at area homeschooled students. The speakers will be filled in as they are finalized.

Date Speaker Topic
September 23, 2016 Chris Cunningham, Waubonsee Community College Pascal's Triangle and Modular Arithmetic
September 30, 2016 Kenneth Beynon, Elgin Community College Spooky Sums and Divergent Series
October 7, 2016 Ellen Field, Waubonsee Community College Trapezoidal Numbers and Decompositions
October 14, 2016 Melissa Morgan, Waubonsee Community College The Logistic Map and Chaos Theory
October 21, 2016 Amy Frankel, Waubonsee Community College Euclidean Constructions and Origami
October 28, 2016 Rodger Hergert, Rock Valley College Knot Theory, Links, and Related Tricks

Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 Math Circle will be held on Friday afternoons and targeted at area homeschooled students.

Date Speaker Topic
March 4, 2016 Robert Capetta, College of DuPage Guess my Number and Pizza Math
March 11, 2016 Erin Kelly, Moraine Valley Community College The Four Numbers Game and Conjectures
March 18, 2016 Neil Nicholson, North Central College Some Infinities are Larger than Others
April 1, 2016 Mark Crawford, Waubonsee Community College Instant Insanity and Graph Theory
April 8, 2016 Chris Cunningham, Waubonsee Community College Modular Arithmetic and RSA Encryption
April 15, 2016 Rodger Hergert, Rock Valley College Dodgeball and Cantor’s Diagonalization

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Topic
October 23, 2015 Chris Cunningham, WCC Hackenbush and Number Games

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Topic
February 21, 2015 Chris Cunningham, WCC Nash Equilibria and Game Theory
February 28, 2015 Robert Capetta, College of Dupage Geometry as Arithmetic
March 7, 2015 Mark Crawford, WCC Graph Theory and Instant Insanity
March 14, 2015 Assorted Faculty, WCC Pi Day Extravaganza (with Pie)
March 21, 2015 Neil Nicholson, North Central College Some Infinities are Larger than Other Infinities
March 28, 2015 Mauricio Lopes, Fermilab Fourier Series from Heat Transfer to the MP3

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Topic
September 13, 2014 Chris Cunningham, WCC Euler Characteristic and Drawing on Donuts
September 20, 2014 Chris Cunningham, WCC Hackenbush and Ordinal Numbers
September 27, 2014 Mark Crawford, WCC Tesseracts and the Fourth Dimension
October 4, 2014 Amy Frankel, WCC Squares and Number Theory
October 11, 2014 Chris Cunningham, WCC The Four Numbers Game
October 18, 2014 Chris Cunningham, WCC Nim, Kayles, and Grundy's Theorem