# Campy on Campus

## Tuesday, May 13, 2014

## Morning Sessions

9:00 -11:30 am

Session | Event |
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1 |
## Fun with Scissors and tapeDr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations. |

2 |
## Exciting Activities with ExcelDr. Adam Goldberg - Southern Connecticut State University Students will be in a computer lab using Microsoft Excel. We will explore mathematics and science activities using the computer. |

3 |
## Data Collection and Problem Solving with the TI 84 Graphic CalculatorLinda Apicella and Danielle Ruotolo – High School Teacher Students will be engaged in several activities using the TI 84 graphic calculator to display and interpret data. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct experiments with the Venier temperature probe and the CBR Motion Detector. |

4 |
## Geometric ProbabilitySteve Lecky - HS Mathematics Teacher Geometry and probability can often be used to find answers to questions that involve random outcomes. In this session we will use geometry and probability concepts to model random behavior. In doing so, we will gain a better understanding of real-world relationships from game theory to the characteristics of insects. |

5 |
## Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructuresProf. Tom Sadowski and Alexis Ernst – Southern Connecticut State University Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently. Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld. |

6 |
## I Missed You NearlyDr. Marsha Davis - Eastern Connecticut State University Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys. |

## Lunch

EN B 121 A/B

11:30 -12:00 pm

## Afternoon Sessions

12:00 - 2:30 pm

Session | Event |
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7 |
## Fun with Scissors and TapeDr. Aaron Clark – Southern Connecticut State University Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations. |

8 |
## Do Math Like an Egyptian!Dr. Tim Craine You may have seen the “Lost Egypt” exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center earlier this year. Have you wondered what the ancient Egyptians discovered about mathematics? Learn about how they used only four symbols to represent all integers up to 1000, how they could multiply two multi-digit numbers by doubling and halving, how they managed to calculate with only nit fractions, and their formula for the area of a circle. |

9 |
## Data Collection and Problem Solving with the TI 84 Graphic CalculatorLinda Apicella and Danielle Ruotolo – High School Teacher Students will be engaged in several activities using the TI 84 graphic calculator to display and interpret data. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct experiments with the Venier temperature probe and the CBR Motion Detector |

10 |
## Birds, Trees, and Tic-Tac-Toe!Dr. Klay Kruczek - Southern Connecticut State University Students will learn about the pigeonhole principle, the cheapest way to construct roads to connect cities, and Tic-Tac-Toe. We will extend our basic knowledge of Tic-Tac-Toe, including the size of a winning line and the number of dimensions. |

11 |
## Angry Birds and Other Parabolic FlightsDr. Martin Hartog - Southern Connecticut State University Students will explore the graphs of quadratic functions! |

12 |
## I Missed You NearlyDr. Marsha Davis - Eastern Connecticut State University Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys |