Rec Math S-L Course

In the Spring 2022, we piloted a Recreational Mathematics and Outreach service-learning course.

This course is a hands-on approach to the study of mathematics and the practice of its communication and informal education. In this course, students study mathematics through problems in recreational topics such as art, games, and puzzles. Throughout the course, students participate in different service activities promoting mathematics by engaging audiences in hands-on activities. At the end of the course, students design their own activity.

  • Review recreational math problems
  • Explore ways to turn them into hands-on experiences
  • Engage with elementary school audiences
  • Get involved in the Department of Mathematics’ outreach and service
  • Broaden your perspective of mathematics
  • Improve your communication skills in translating math expertise into accessible content for general audiences
  • No exams!

Course Syllabus

Similar Initiatives

  • EEOB 5610: Translating Evolution
  • Community Engagement 1 at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Seminars at the University of Passau and the University of Edinburgh

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