Thu, Jul 13|
Rockville Science Center
Numberphiles Math Club
Join us for some hands-on learning about platonic solids with Dr. Lana Yeganova. Ages 10-adult (under 14 must attend with an adult)
Time & Location
Jul 13, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rockville Science Center, 36 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
About the event
Our next Numberphiles meeting will feature a fun activity of building 3-D Platonic Solids. The Platonic solids, also called the regular solids or regular polyhedra, are convex polyhedra with equivalent faces composed of congruent convex regular polygons. In this exercise we will build platonic solids using provided materials and discuss why there are just 5 Platonic Solids. This activity is appropriate for interested adults and young learners age 10 and up (under 14 must attend with an adult). There will be some time for a brief business meeting.
Dr. Lana Yeganova is a scientist at the National Institute of Health. Her interests are applications of Mathematics to Natural Language Processing, including Information Retrieval and Language Generation. She is passionate about enhancing math education for the younger generation, igniting a love for mathematics and equipping them with essential skills for their future.
About the Rockville Numberphiles
The Rockville Numberphiles is a math club that offers interactive discussions and presentations to explore the broad range of elementary and advanced mathematics, its history, and problem solving.
The audience is usually from from middle school to adult. There might be break outs for mathematicians of various skill levels.
Middle school mathematicians (children) under 14 must attend with a parent.