Explorations at SEARCH
Each day students will investigate one or two of the following topics for 1 to 2 hours at a time.
Each week will present the opportunity to explore different topics.
SET and Geometry with Professor Jim Morrow
Learn to play the card game SET and then use geometry
and coding to investigate the game.
Expand Your Mind with Master Teacher Stan Samuelson and Professors Char & Jim Morrow
Learn new ways of observing and seeing the world ---
learn to think deeply; learn to ask questions and pose problems.
Polyhedra from Polygons with Professor Reva Kasman
Learn how to construct surprising polyhedra by gluing
together the edges of a polygon in special ways.
Symmetry and Groups with Professor Ulrica Wilson
Study the algebra involved in an idea found in both mathematics
and the "real" world in which we live - symmetry.
Astronomy with Professor
Use geometry to measure the distances to the stars!
Edge-Coloring Problems with Professor Char Morrow
Investigate the surprisingly large number of differently colored
cubes you can make with a small number of colors --- and learn
some modular origami along the way.
Networks and Finite Graphs with Emily Weber
Learn about finite graphs and then how they can help solve
problems like designing schedules of activities by coloring the
vertices of finite graphs.
Unit Origami: Folding in Geometry with Sensei Kazuhito Yamanaka
Learn to fold beautiful paper squares into geometric objects
and improve your ability to visualize. Our guest teacher joins us from Japan.
Students will also have workshops that will last 2 weeks each. In these workshops students will gain a sense of how mathematics is applied.
Robotics with Master Teachers Rena and André Schklowsky
Be part of an engineering design team. Use Lego building
blocks, gears, and motors to design and build a car, and
control the car with a computer program.
Architecture with Designer/Artists
Sue Katz & Dan Reif
Design your own dream house and build a model of it
using home builder design materials. See Dan's Design Site.
Designing with Technology with Master Teacher Louise Grosslein
Learn how to make computers work for you. Use Logo to learn
some geometry, create beautiful designs ... and more.