November 16, 2018

Northwest Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

The WXML, together with

is hosting the Northwest Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Saturday, 11/17.

This festival will explore the beauty of mathematics, with engaging activities for all ages. Participants explore these collaborative, creative problem-solving activities without the pressure of competition or time constraints.

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a longhouse-style facility on the UW Seattle campus. It provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities to come together in a welcoming environment to share knowledge.The mathematics festival will be part of a broader day exploring successful Indigenous math circle programs, and the expansion of these programs into Washington State.

The festival itself will run from 1-3pm, and is open to kids of all ages. We strongly encourage families to come, and will have games and mathematical toys to take home.

The day will start with a mathematics workshop for educators, from 10:30am-12 noon. If you are a teacher and would like to come to the teacher workshop and bring your students at that time, we will have activities for students during the teacher workshop. Please let us know how many students you plan to bring.

Please be aware! There will be a UW football game at the same time as the festival. This will make parking very difficult and expensive. We highly recommend using public transportation and apologize for any inconvenience this causes.