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Mathematics club: What do you do?

  1. May 12, 2014 #1
    So for all of the people who are/used to be in mathematics club, what were your experiences?
    How was your club organized? Because I am starting a mathematics club, and I want it to be fun.

    So, what got you interested into math club?
    What did you learn/do in math club?
    How did you guys prepare for math tournaments?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 15, 2014 #2
    Hey, I would suggest that you just meet on a regular basis and work on problems from the American Maths Competitions (AMC, AIME, USAMO) and try to work together to improve your problem solving skills. Give out problems at the end of each meet up to work on in between and discuss solutions at the next one. Try and find simpler and more elegant solutions. I would also suggest gaining a reference group copy of 'The Art and Craft of Problem Solving' because I got it a while ago and it is brilliant in my opinion.
     
  4. May 15, 2014 #3

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    You could also start playing logic games like the wff n' proof games or rubik's cube...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_Games

    Pick topics out of the Math 1001 book by Elwes or some similar book and explore them or have someone research and run a discussion on them.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-...UTF8&qid=1400180646&sr=8-1&keywords=math+1001

    or explore speed math like the Trachtenberg system:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachtenberg_system

    or use the Processing IDE to create some cool geometrical objects:

    processing.org
     
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