Community Outreach

Community Math Day

The Math Day is a community activity organized by the IC Math Department and Family Math. Families with children in all grades of elementary school come to campus to participate in different stations organized by members of Family Math, faculty at the Math Department, and students in the Childhood Education Program. Games, puzzles, computer programs, applets, and hands-on activities are used to engage parents and children in discovering new ways to think about math. The Math Day was on November 15th, 2014 and around 120 people participated in the event.  See the photos.

Math fairs

With support from students in the Math Club, the Music program and the Childhood Education program, the Mathematics Department supports groups of teachers or/and parents in organizing math fairs in their buildings. South Hill elementary holds a math fair on December 6st, Belle Sherman elementary holds one on November 28th.  Click here for photos from the Belle Sherman Math Night.

High School Math Day

Each Spring, students come to Ithaca College from several area high schools came to experience a day of mathematical fun, exploration, and discovery. Dozens of sophomores and juniors arrive early on campus for a breakfast and a welcome from the Department of Mathematics. Students take part in a team mathematical competition. During this competition, the high school teachers enjoy a professional development presentation. Following the competition, students and teachers explore mathematical ideas in a variety of areas. Lunch follows with the announcement of the competition winners. It is a great event that the IC Math Department looks forward to every year. The next High School Math Day will be on March 28th, 2013.

For more details about the High School Math Day, including registration, click here

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