UW Math Day

MATH DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

UW Seattle Campus
March 19, 2018


Registration for Math Day 2018 is full but consider adding your school to the wait list!

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About Math Day

A couple thousand teachers and high school students are invited to the UW Seattle Campus to uncover the exciting, practical and rewarding world of mathematics. Choose from a variety of sessions throughout the day that cover diverse applications of math such as climate, origami and mobile phones. Listen to panel discussions on UW student life, watch demonstrations and more. You can also participate in field trips or hands on activities* to various campus laboratories and facilities to discover how math is put to use every day.

Over the years this largely volunteer led event has grown in popularity and often fills up quickly!

Downloadable 2018 Schedule

Access to these field trips and activities is limited.

What the Program Covers

  • Cutting-edge topics in the mathematical sciences presented by top faculty during this one-day event
  • Activities, discussions, demonstrations and campus lab visits

Who Should Attend

  • High school students in grades 10 through 12. **

Schedule at a Glance

(Link to the Program page for complete details.)

Monday, March 19, 2018  | UW Seattle campus

Big change for 2018:  The Opening Plenary talk, registration and event HQ will be in Kane Hall.

8:00–8:55 am Check-in: Kane Hall Lobby
9:00–9:10 am Welcome Address: Suzanne Hawley, Professor, UW Astronomy
9:10–10:00 am Plenary Address: Steve Klee, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Seattle University
Title: Autocorrect Fail? The Math Behind Why Smart Phones (sometimes) do Silly Things
Session I 10:15–10:55 am
(3 options)
1) Students depart for Session Lectures Halls
2) Concurrent Field Trips leave from outside Kane Hall at 10:05 am
3) Drop in activity in Kane Hall lobby
Session II 11:15–11:55 am
(3 options)
1) Students depart for Session Lectures Halls
2) Concurrent Field Trips leave from outside Kane Hall at 11:05 am
3) Drop in activity in Kane Hall lobby
Noon–1:10 pm Student Lunch: Students should bring lunch. The HUB on campus has a very limited number of eateries open for purchasing lunch.
Noon–1:10 pm Teachers’ Lunch and Activity: (for paid teachers only)
Come and Play a Math Game or Two’ with Dan Finkel, Founder & Director of Operations, Math for Love
Session III
1:20– 2:00 pm
(3 options)
1) Students depart for Session Lectures Halls
2) Concurrent Field Trips leave from outside Kane Hall at 1:10 am
3) Drop in activity in Kane Hall lobby
2:00 pm Event Concludes

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodations, contact UW Disability Services as early as possible at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), or email dso@uw.edu.

**Content for Math Day is advanced and geared toward the older High School learner. Activities can involve students being autonomous on campus without adult supervision. For these reasons, Math Day may not be the best fit for younger students.