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Discrete Mathematics: Puzzles, Patterns, and Proof

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Workshop Schedule

SUNDAY June 11

Most participants are arriving. See Travel page for check-in information.

MONDAY June 12

10:00 - 1:00     Arrival on campus

1:00 - 1:30       Welcome and paperwork

1:30 – 2:00       “Josephus problem” warmup

2:00 – 2:30       Introductions / Standards (CUPM, NCTM/MET, ACM)

2:30 - 4:30       Building the “recursive thinking” thread

4:30 - 5:00       Tour of facilities and resources

5:30 - 7:30       Opening banquet (Walk to Knute’s)

TUESDAY June 13

7:00 - 8:30       Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00       “Set scavenger hunt” warmup

9:30 - 11:30     Puzzles and magic tricks

11:30 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 1:30       Discussion of topics and interests for Friday presentations

1:30 – 2:00       “Counting” warmup

2:00 – 4:30       Simulations

4:30 – 5:00       “Composition of relations” warmup

5:00 - 5:30       Formation of teams for Friday presentations

5:30 - 7:00       Dinner on campus

WEDNESDAY June 14

7:00 – 8:30       Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00       “Fun with logarithms!” warmup

9:00 –11:30    Building the “algorithmic thinking” thread

11:30 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 3:00       Focus on Computer Science

3:00 – 8:00       Outing to Gettysburg

THURSDAY June 15

7:00 – 8:30       Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00       “Smullyan’s Island” warmup

9:00 – 10:30     Two-player games of strategy

10:30 – 11:30   Flash tools for graph theory

11:30 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 1:30       “Logic Puzzles” warmup

1:30 – 3:30       A constructivist approach to “proof”

3:30 – 5:00       Presentation preparation time (Everyone)

5:30 – 8:30       Cookout dinner at Ensley’s

FRIDAY June 16

7:00 – 8:30       Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00       Assessment

9:00 – 11:00     Presentations: My favorite discrete math application. (Everyone)

11:00 –            Wrap-up / Lunch / Depart


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