This is a "For Students, By Students" event. The goal is to promote the ownership of your math learning, to encourage you to talk about mathematics, to share your joy of learning mathematics, to develop better attitudes and mindsets needed to learn mathematics, to discover ways of overcoming difficulties or anxiety in learning mathematics, to connect mathematics with real-life applications, and to celebrate and share your victories in understanding math concepts.
As a way to showcase your hard work this semester, you will present a poster based on your research at the Pi Day Student Conference, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The conference will begin at 9:00am and will end at 4:30pm. Our class will be presenting posters during the________________ session time, but you are welcome to attend during the other sessions to learn about the research done by your peers. Additionally, there may be a speaker and a panel of experts from 4:30 - 6:00 pm discussing topics related to mathematics applications. All participating students will receive certificates. All participating instructors will be invited to the award ceremony for recognition.
You will work in groups of 2 -5 people to create a poster showcasing your research on a topic related to your mathematics or science course. It is recommended that each poster include the following components:
- Project topic: Any topic that can be connected to MATH
- Principles applied to the topic
- Short demonstration or description in words
- Geometric interpretation if appropriate
- Other applications (optional)
All partcipating students and instructors will join a raffle ticket prize drawing!
Pi-Day Student Conference Timeline:
- 2/21-3/7: Form student groups & explore topics. Register on Canvas.
- 2/28-3/14: First draft due (A half page summary of each group’s project will be submitted to Canvas. Your progress of the poster will be checked by your instructor.)
- 3/05-3/21: Pick up blank poster boards from Pi Club.
- 3/24-3/28: Complete the posters, media posters or projects & Submit e-posters or pictures on Canvas
- 3/31-4/4: Presentation in your own class
- 4/7-4/9: Collecting posters.
- 4/15: Pi-Day Student Conference.