UW Math Day

MATH DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

UW Seattle Campus
March 19, 2018


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About Math Day

Over 1500 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.

Access to these field trips and activities is limited.

In its over 25 years in existence, this largely volunteer run event has grown tremendously in popularity, often filling to capacity in hours.  Registration will open here on January 25th.

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. **

Note: Attending teachers and adult chaperones are responsible for the supervision of youth throughout the event.  Please plan to bring adequate supervision for your group size.  

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: delivered by, tbd
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 activities in Kane Hall lobby & Room 110
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 activities in Kane Hall lobby & Room 110
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 activities in Kane Hall lobby & Room 110
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.