Math Club

University of Minnesota Math Club

Math Club meets most Thursdays at 12:20 pm in Vincent Hall Room 313.

The first meeting of the Fall 2021 will be held on September ??.

About Math Club:

Math Club is open to all undergraduate mathematics students; students from other programs are also welcome. The goal of the club is to provide support, community, professional development, and mathematical enrichment for students.

Typical activities we run include:

  • Math talks given by UMN mathematics graduate students

  • Panels on applying to research opportunities in math and mathematics graduate school

  • Sessions on careers in math and applying to internships

  • Mathematical identity building, confidence building, and growth mindset workshops

The Math Club is very grateful to Professor Willard and Mrs. Jane Miller for their generous donations to promote student activities.

This Week:

Date: 03/11/2021

12:20-1:10 pm

Pi Day Activity

My Favorite❤️ or Least Favorite💔 Mathematical Object

For our meeting on March 11th we will be celebrating Pi day by presenting on our favorite or least favorite mathematical objects. These objects could be a theorem, a definition, an equation, a shape, a number, a function, etc. Anything mathematical will do! These presentations should only be about 5 minutes, but it can be a little longer if you would like to present both on a favorite and a least favorite object. These presentations can be as creative or formal as you would like. You could:

· make a one or two slide presentation,

· share a picture,

· make a mood board about your object,

· share a song pertaining to your object,

· draw a doodle about how the object makes you feel (angry, happy, satisfied, etc.);

really anything you would like.

For example, if my favorite mathematical object was a triangle, I could make a formal one or two slide presentation where I write the formal definition of a triangle and provide some interesting facts or theorems pertaining to triangles. Or maybe, I could screen share an image depicting the Pythagorean theorem and explain how the theorem is represented by the picture and what the theorem tell us about right triangles.

Or maybe I don’t feel like talking too much myself so I could share my screen and have everyone watch one of the many songs on Youtube inspired by triangles.

Regardless of why it’s your favorite or least favorite, we’d love to hear about your takes on some interesting (or maybe incredibly boring) mathematical objects! Also, even if you don’t want to share we would still love to see you at math club this Thursday! If you have any other questions feel free to email Meagan Kenney at Happy almost Pi day everyone!