Cosmic Puzzles II


Are you a parent looking for ways to make math fun and exciting for your child?  Look no further!  Students will explore various types of non-video games and will participate in team and individual competitions from the simplest to the most mind-bending.  Following this will be an introduction to the largest and smallest numbers known that describe our universe, and will show how the idea of proportions rules our modern world.  Each session will end with a chance to solve some of the best puzzles and conundrums from ancient times to the present, including “The Prisoners Dilemma”.

Teams will be given the opportunity to create their own games, both games of pure strategy, and “real” games involving luck and bluffing.  The focus will be on having fun while experiencing some of the most awe-inspiring ideas and discoveries of mathematics and science.

Vic Selby is the author of “Mathematics And the Human Condition”, and is now a curriculum consultant after teaching for 30 years at Carmel High School.  

Ages:  11 - 14 (middle school)
Dates: Six Wednesdays, Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2017
Hours: 3:30 - 5:30pm
Size: Limited to 8 students
Instructor: Vic Selby (website)
Fee: $140