This weekend a math professor asked me (rather last minute) to sit at the math table for one of our sessions geared towards high school students looking to come to our university. I had a great deal of fun doing this - trying to get kids thinking about and excited about coming to our school to major in math.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"But we need to do more..." I told him.

The physics table (right next to us) of course had a cool holographic demonstration that captured people's interest and brought them over. "We need something like this!"

Aside from possibly throwing a few klein bottles and perhaps origami on the table, I'm thinking of using some Wolfram Demos, or something similar, that people can come up an interact with. (Yeah, I kind of took charge of the situation. The professor is actually quite pleased.)

I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to execute this. The demos are here: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com (you need to download a rather large plug in.)

A few things I'm thinking about:

Touch screen interaction. (May have to bug our I.T. department.) Otherwise We can just have a mouse or track ball.

Need to lock it down somehow, at least partially, though I'll be there the whole time.

Should I pick one demo and leave it there or find some way to circulate or choose between demos?

Or, any other ideas. They don' have to be wolfram.

Again, the target audience is high school kids anywhere from "I guess I need math" to "I'm not sure" to "I really love math."

-Dave K

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# Wolfram Demonstrations to Snag incoming math students

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