## Montlake Math Challenge |
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Welcome to the Montlake Math Challenge! The MMC is an after school program for students who love math and want to expand their mathematical knowledge. The program's goal is to introduce students to exciting mathematical ideas that are not part of the standard curriculum. We will emphasize a hands-on learning environment in which students will explore new concepts in small groups.

** Meeting Times: ** Tuesday, 3:30-4:30

** Location: ** Room 9 (Mr. Schultz' classroom)

** Instructors: ** Eric Nitardy, Katia Nepom

** Contact Information: ** nithardt [at] u [dot] washington [dot] edu

- 04-05-11: The discussion of extended sums continues.
- 03-29-11: Big Sums: Extended sums.
- 03-22-11: A continuation of last week's puzzles including:
- The island eye color puzzle.

- 03-15-11: A potpourri of puzzles including:
- Count the edges on a complete graph.
- Find a winning strategy for the circle game.
- Find the last two digits of 99^99.
- Figure out the logic behind a new game: Start with 2 each player takes turns adding some positive number less than the present number and replacing the existing number with the sum. The first player to reach 200 wins.

- 03-08-11: Finish working with graphs.
- 03-01-11: Graphs II
- 02-15-11: Graphs I: Shoe laces and other puzzles involving graphs.
- 02-08-11: Binary Numbers II: More puzzles featuring binary numbers and a solution to the game of nim.
- 02-01-11: Binary Numbers I: Puzzles featuring binary numbers.
- 01-25-11: Number Bases and Exploding Dots and Number Bases Worksheet: An introduction to number bases.
- 01-18-11: Bring your own puzzle (BYOP) day.
- 01-04-11: Nim II
- 12-14-10: Nim I: Another more complicated game to figure out.
- 12-07-10: Pigeon Hole Principle: A very simple, but powerful deductive principle.
- 11-09-10: Logic III: Last of the logic puzzles.
- 11-02-10: Logic II: More interesting logic puzzles.
- 10-26-10: Logic I: Some interesting logic puzzles.
- 10-19-10: Pico, Fermi, Bagel: The logic behind a game.
- 10-05-10: Math Challenge had no worksheet, but the problems were:
- How many fourth graders can crowd into Mr Schultz's classroom?
- How many fourth graders can pile into Mr Schultz's room?
- What is the volume of Mr Schultz's room?
- How many decks of cards can fit into Mr Schultz's room?

- Our first meeting will be Tuesday,
**October 5th**.

- MMC Winter, Spring 2007 (instructors: Robert Bradshaw, Michael Goff, UW)
- MMC 2007-2008 (instructor: Steve Klee, assistant: Amir Talebiliasi, UW)
- MMC 2008-2009 (instructor: Steve Klee, assistant: Sam Buelk, UW)
- MMC 2009-2010 (instructor: Eric Nitardy, assistant: Katia Nepom, UW)