Posted: Oct 2, 2010 9:01 PM by Laura Wilson (KPAX News)
Updated: Oct 3, 2010 11:36 AM
MISSOULA - It may be Saturday, but that didn't stop some students from attending math lessons with nearly 60 high school students from around the state showing up for Math Day, hosted by the University of Montana Math Department.
UM faculty members led interactive math workshops that covered topics such as knot theory and fractals, all lessons intended to challenge kid's logic and reasoning.
The high school students we talked with said that the workshops didn't feel like another day at school, but rather a chance to play some fun and challenging games.
"It's more hands on. You actually get to work with puzzles or work with games and stuff like that to learn the more complex mathematics," commented Shea Hawkins who attends Florence Carlton High School. "It's not all algebra, or something like that."
Saturday's event was made possible through a grant from the Dolciani Foundation.