Date: Feb. 7, 2013
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Math Club Hosts Presentation
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Math Club will host Kim Griffiths, PNC guest lecturer of Mathematics, who will present, “Some Interesting Math Activities” on Monday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 170A. The event is free and open to the public.
Griffiths explained the goal of her presentation, “In teaching mathematics to children and teens alike, it has consistently been a goal of mine to find for students to relate and connect with various math topics. If a student finds interest in a math topic, that student is more likely to better learn all facets of the topic and to want to learn the concepts. It is also essential that teachers be able to find ways to entice and appeal to the more unmotivated students.”
Griffiths will share the many activities that she has collected, designed and redesigned through the years to capture the interest of a student and further compel the student to learn the related math topics. Some of those activities include line designs, Battleship; geometric construction designs; perspective drawings; logic pictures; cooperative problem-solving activities; tessellations; and The Work of M.C. Escher.
The PNC Math Club encourages persons of all interests who have a curiosity about math to attend and learn more. Non-math majors are welcomed.
The Math Club meets throughout the academic year and sponsors discussions and informational presentations on various aspects of mathematics and related fields. All events are open to the public.
Additional information about this event may be obtained by contacting Dr. Alain S. Togbe, professor of Mathematics, at 219-785- 5458 or email@example.com. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Togbe.