SWOSU Math Club
Fall 2015 Activities
The Math Club played a few rounds of the 24 game and then looked at some sample Putnam Problems about infinite series.
The club constructed some modular origami, making stellated octahadrons.
We worked on some Putnam warm-up problems concerning polynomials.
As preparation for the Putnam competition, we covered some problems dealing with number theory.
We worked on some weighing problems. Some that were easy, others more challenging.
Inspired by the PowerPuff Girls
, we look at some classic brain teasers.
We demonstrated the Desmos Graphing Calculator App. This allowed us to visualize transformations and shifts on graph. We could even play with Taylor Series.
Math Club Cook-out, 6pm at Means Park on Huber.
Spring 2015 ActivitiesApril 15:
Inspired by Krispy Kreme donuts, we computed the volume of a torus
created by revolving a circle of radius 1 centered at (3,0) about the y
Math Club members practised integration to get ready for the upcoming student competition.
The Math Club held an early Pi Day -- ordinarily this would be 3/14. Pizza and apple pie were served while we examined some formulas where pi unexpectedly shows up.
SWOSU was closed the afternoon of March 4th due to weather. The Math Club did not meet.
In preparation for the Student Competition at the MAA OK-AR Sectional Meeting
this April, we practiced some Math Jeopardy.
The Math Club examined some classic logic puzzles. This site
randomly generates logic puzzles for you to solve, and even supplies a grid.
We made Transforming Ninja Stars
, inspired by something Katie Martin brought into the Math Club last year.
The Math Club made a study of graphs in polar coordinates. We made progress in understanding when polar equations give you cardiods, roses
, and circles.
Classical straight-edge and compass constructions!
For our first meeting, we worked out some Tangram