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Math Fest 2014

** Stop by the NAMC Booth this week at MathFest for your NAMC Namebadge Sticker**

August 1 - 3, 2014
Location: Portland, OR
SIGMAA-MCST Guide for MathFest


MathFest Program: Click Here!

NAMC has a Booth in the exhibit Hall -
Come visit us, pickup a Math Circle Sticker for your badge and talk to some of our favorite Math Circle leaders about their best Math Circle lessons or ideas.

Can you help us at the Booth? See below for the booth volunteer schedule.

• Wednesday, Aug 6

  • 6:00- 8:00pm, Grand Opening Exhibit Hall Reception - Visit the NAMC Booth for your NAMC Namebadge sticker.
    • 6:00- 7:00. Dr. Brandy Wiegers presents Mathematical Tilings
    • 7:00 -8:00. Dr. Japheth Wood presents Wooden cubes and masking tape.

Thursday, August 7

  • 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
    • 10:00- 11:00 am. Dr. Phil Yasskin presents Two person games including Tip the Die
    • 1:00 -2:00 pm. Dr. Jim Tanton present Teacup Twists.
      Conducting two full rotations is surely no different, in the end, from conducting just one full rotation (or no rotation at all). Expert twirlers would certainly say this. But have you ever twirled in the midst of a tangle of strings? Come to this session and experience some mind-blowing, tangle-twirling shockers!
  • 6:00pm - 9:00ish NAMC MathCircle hosted Appetizers and self-hosting Dinner - contact us if you would like to attend!
    Location: Yard House Restaurant: website, Map

Friday, August 8

  • 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
    • 10:00- 11:00 am. Dr. Dave Auckly presents Logic puzzles
    • 1:00 -2:00 pm. Dr. Amanda Serenevy presents The Orbit Stabilizer Theorem.
      While exploring the actions of symmetry transformations on polygons, we will discover the orbit stabilizer theorem and then use it to determine the number of colorings of the vertices of a cube up to those symmetries.
  • 2:35pm -3:55pm Problems Well-Suited for Math Circles. Ballroom Level, Grand Ballroom II

    • Gene Abrams, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
    • Brian Conrey, American Institute of Mathematics
    • Amanda Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center
    • James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America
    • Sam Vandervelde, St Lawrence University
    • Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco

Saturday, August 9

  • 9:00am - 12:30 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
    • 10:00- 11:00am. Dr. Brandy Wiegers presents Slide Rules Rule!
  • 9:00am - 9:50am SIGMAA MCST - Circle Demo for Math Fest Attendees. Hilton Portland, Plaza Level, Pavilion East
  • 10:30am - 11:25am SIGMAA MCST -Math Wrangle. Hilton Portland, Plaza Level, Pavilion East

Volunteers are needed to help with the NAMC Booth at the following times (xx's indicate that the exhibit hall is closed). If you are interested in volunteering please contact Brandy,

Time Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00- 10:00 XX
10:00- 11:00 XX
11:00- 12:00 XX
12:00- 1:00 XX
1:00- 2:00 XX XX
2:00- 3:00 XX XX
3:00- 4:00 XX XX
4:00- 5:00 XX XX
6:00- 8:00 XX XX

Supplies for booth helpers to lead sessions: beans, cards, dice, origami paper, balloons (and ballon pumps), graph paper, colored pencils, Math Circle activity guides, and so much more? Have an activity in mind but not sure if we have supplies, contact Brandy ( See you at the booth!