|Math Coffee: "Middle School Graph Theory: there is nothing DRI about it" Beth Peters '11
When: November 11,
Speaker: Beth Peters '11Ticket Required: No
This summer I received a grant from the Davidson Research Initiative (DRI) to create a graph theory curriculum for middle school students. Over the course of the summer I studied graph theory and created a curriculum module meant for 5-8th graders. This module is designed to supplement a traditional middle school math curriculum. The curriculum unit covers topics such as graphs, digraphs, trees and probability, transportation problems, planar graphs, coloring problems, and the Platonic Solids. Its aim is to capture a student's interest in mathematics by using concepts from graph theory to solve problems in real life situations. I will discuss my curriculum unit as well as the DRI research experience.
Gather in Mathematics Hall at 6:30 p.m. for traditional light snacks.
Contact: Prof. Tim Chartier