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Spring 2010 Conference at Lake Tahoe, Apr 30 - May 1

The 14th Annual Spring Conference was held in Stateline, NV on Apr 30 - May 1, 2010 at the MontBleu Casino and Spa.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Allan Ackerman, College of Southern Nevada
Mathamagic

This is a mathematical magic show. Mind-blowing effects using the commutative law of addition, the Pigeonhole Principle, a.k.a. Dirichlet’s Box, the binary number system, and mathematical induction will be presented. Several topics from gaming will also be demonstrated. Several effects will be taught that are simple enough to be used in the classroom.

Saturday Keynote Speaker: Ron Graham, UC San Diego
Mathematics of Juggling

Mathematics is often described as the science of patterns. Juggling can be thought of as the art of controlling patterns in time and space. In this talk I will describe some of the newly discovered connections between mathematics and juggling.

Schedule of the Saturday Concurrent Sessions

Presentations provided can be found below.

  Session 1
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 2
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Session 3
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Metro A
theme
Weird Word Problems
Jennifer Mogel
Competitions to Build a Community of Problem Solvers
Scott Anin and Larry Davis
Look Ma: "No Equations!"
John Thoo
No Session
Metro B
theme
How to Win at Roulette
Joel Siegal
Expected Return as a Function of Time (and Space)
Don Hutchison
Using Math to Know When to Hold ’Em and Know When to Fold ’Em
Rick Hough and Michael Kinter
Metro C
theme
This Title is False
Cora Neal
Write, Cut, Color, Fold, Spindle, and Mutilate
Russ Reich
Mathematics of Juggling … a Workshop
Ron Graham
Bubbles, Both Round and Square
Lalu Simcik

View the Full Conference Program .

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