MITxplore Math Day

MITxplore puts on day long Math Day events a few times a year. Explorers who come to Math Day are introduced to many problems and concepts through quick activites. We hope that explorers leave Math Day with a newfound excitement for the wonders of math!

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Join us at Math Day

Math Days are usually held on MIT campus, although we have also held Math Day events off site for communities that would have trouble traveling to MIT. If your explorer wants to participate in Math Day at MIT, please sign up for our newsletter so you'll receive announcements about upcoming Math Days. If you would like MITxplore to host a Math Day at your local school or community center, please contact us.

Example Activities

Math Day explorers might visit the islands of:

  • Geometry and Topology (containing treasures such as fractals and platonic solids)
  • Probability (containing treasures such as the Monte Hall problem and Punnett squares)
  • Numbers and Limits (containing treasures such as infinite series and projectile motion)

Typical Math Day schedule:

  • 9:30 - 10:00am: Registration and breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:10am: Welcome address
  • 10:10 - 11:20am: First mathematical island (e.g., Geometry)
  • 11:20 - 12:30pm: Second mathematical island (e.g., Numbers and Limits)
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:10pm: Third mathematical island (e.g., Probability)
  • 2:10 - 2:30pm: Prizes and goodbye!

You can read more about previous Math Day events that were highlighted by MIT News and MIT CEE Department News.