Southwestern Oklahoma State University


Math Club
Academic



We meet each Monday at 4:00 p.m. in CAM304. Every meeting features something different. We have explored unusual mathematical topics, solved puzzles, played games, hosted cook-outs, gone bowling, and worked with local youngsters during volunteer activities. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
 
PresidentEmily Hartley
Vice PresidentMary Miller
Tom McNamarathomas.mcnamara@swosu.edu
thomas.mcnamara@swosu.edu


September 18: The Math Club will be hosting a cookout at Means Park. We should be firing up the grill by 6:00 p.m.
September 15: We discussed the chip model for integers. This makes use of two-color counters for understanding signed numbers. We can use these to represent both positives negatives. Further, we are able to demonstrate the various sign rules for the operations of arithmetic.
September 8: The first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year saw the election of new officers, a discussion of activities for the Fall Semester, proofs without words, and a talk by Dr. McNamara about formulas for sums of powers of integers. We also discussed the relationship between simplification and generalization and a direction for undergraduate research.
 
Fall 2014 Activities:
 
Cookout: 9/18 at 6:00 in Means Park
Bullpups Camp: Homecoming weekend
Putnam Competition: 12/6 - the first Saturday in December