Welcome to the 30th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 22 - June 27, 2014 at Phillips Exeter Academy. If this is your first time to the conference, use our interactive map to get to know the campus. Registration is held at the Phelps Academy Center and classes are primarily in the Phelps Science Center or the Academy Center.  You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  Your conference "Welcome Letter" includes your dorm assignment.  Please note on the map, the dorms are listed as male or female.  The gender assignment of the dorms may change the week of the conference based on our needs.  
     Using the schedule below, you can build your individual schedule by clicking on the "star" of the sessions you will attend.  For your (2) weeklong courses, please refer to your "Welcome Letter" for courses listed by period.  
     Our Conference within a Conference (CWIC) sessions are included in this schedule.  During your free time, you can attend as many CWIC sessions as you’d like. You do not have to pre-register for CWIC sessions, these are open to all to attend.  Just "star" the sessions you are interested in attending. Your individual schedule will be created.  You can print it or push it to a mobile device.

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Wednesday, June 25 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Circular Reasoning: PI Shows Up In The Strangest Places

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It's impossible to know exact values for both the circumference and diameter of a circle, but that hasn't stopped us from trying. From before the time Archimedes squeezed a circle between polygons, we've tried to find PI by cutting circles up to make them rectangles or triangles, dropping needles onto grids, and even legislating exact ratios. This CWIC will be a 45 minute historical tour that brings unusual applications of algebra, geometry, probability, and politics all together for a common goal.


Stuart Moskowitz

Retired, Humboldt State University Math Dept
Stuart loves to play with puzzles when he's not teaching math. Even more, Stuart loves to use puzzles to teach math. Besides puzzles, Stuart has a passion for history and technology as ways to make math come alive for students. Throughout Stuart's 20 years teaching teacher-prep courses... Read More →

Wednesday June 25, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT
Forum 3rd Floor Academy Center

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