Apply or Nominate a Teacher: How to Fold Things into 3rds, 7ths, and 37ths

Open to: All Teachers – Math Teachers, STEM Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Why does it seem easier to fold things into halves than into thirds?  8ths than 7ths?   Surprisingly, there is a natural technique for folding things into odd fractions.  The solution suggests a curious interplay between the powers of two and odd fractional amounts.  During this master class (three sessions), we will start by playing (bring along something to fold, like a tie!) and then encounter a 100-year-old unsolved mystery.  See below for session details.

Session Details

  • Sessions 1 and 2: Teachers learn from James Tanton
  • Session 3: Exchange ideas with each other

**There will be some homework for each session.

CTLE credits offered. Cost: $175, paid by your school. Scholarships are available.

Key dates: 

All sessions will be from 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.

  • Tuesday February 15th, 2022
  • Thursday February 17th, 2022
  • Friday February 18th, 2022

Location: Online
Registration deadline: 01/18/2022
Take action: Register here
For more information: Kerry Wimley