IME

Fall 2012 Problems


Weeks of September 5, 12, 19 - We discussed problems with invariants and tilings. (Megan and Gleb led the discussions.) Here is the worksheet we used.


Weeks of September 26, October 3 - We discussed problems involving the discrete circle. Here is the worksheet we used. (Steven and David led the discussions.)


Weeks of October 10, 17 - We discussed strategy development. We focused on a few specific games, like Nim and connect four. We tried to apply general problem solving strategies to these specific games and tested our strategy by playing the games together. (Shane and Jeremy led the discussions.)


Weeks of October 24, November 7 - We discussed problems on mass point geometry. (Amy and Gleb led the discussions.)


October 31- No math circle due to Halloween.


Week of November 14 - We discussed knot theory and topology. Here is the worksheet we used. (Danny and Aalok led the discussion.)


Week of November 21 - No math circle due to Thanksgiving.


Weeks of November 28 and December 5 - We discussed mathematical algorithms and abacus machines. Here is the worksheet we used. (Steven and David led the discussions.)