Kids to Experience "Math Around the World"

Asbury University’s Math Department will host “Math Around the World,” an exploration of mathematics in different cultures, from 6-8:15 p.m. on April 14 in the Hamann-Ray Math/Science Building.

Designed to be an outreach that benefits both local K-12 students and Asbury’s math teacher candidates, the evening will feature a rotation of K-6 students to three different stations and a special game/activity room for grades 7-12. Each group also will have take-home activities to share with family and friends.

“Students will travel around the world to explore mathematics from different cultures including Asia (origami, characters of Chinese letters), South America (algorithms for addition and subtraction) and Africa (pyramids),” said Dr. Cheryll Crowe, associate professor of mathematics at Asbury. “Our hope is that students gain a sense of the broad scope of mathematics, gain an appreciation of math in other cultures and see that math is fun!"

Registration is $5 per student with a maximum $10 per family. For more information about Math Night or to learn how to register, contact Marcie Reynolds at marcie.reynolds@asbury.edu.

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