Who we are

The Math CoOp, founded in January 2014, is a group of students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty who share a common passion for math outreach. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss mathematics and share ideas for presentations at all grade levels.

Below are some samples of our presentations.  If you are a student or post-doctoral fellow interested in joining the CoOp, or an educator in the New England area who would like one of us to present at your institution, please contact us.  Also, feel free to use these to present to students at schools in your own locality.

Founding Members

Faculty: Kavita Ramanan

Postdoctoral Fellows: John Gemmer, David Lipshutz

Students:  Mohammadreza Aghajani, Kenneth Ascher, Veronica Ciocanel, Alexis Cook, Steven Kim,

Ivana Petrovic, Michael Snarski, Alexandria Volkening

Sample Presentations

1.  Magical Mathematics (David Lipshutz) Level: Ideal for children in elementary school, and may be adapted for higher grade levels.

2.  Takeaway Games (Steven Kim) Level:  Ideal for students 9 - 12, and may easily be adapted for studets in K - 8. 

3.  When do small changes matter? (Alexandria Volkening) Level: Ideal for Students in grade 6, and may easily be adapted for middle and high school students. 

4.  What is curvature? (John Gemmer) Level:  Ideal for undergraduate college students, and may be adapted for high school students who are taking calculus.

Forthcoming Presentations

1.  Group Activities (Michael Snarski) Level:  Ideal for high school students, and may be adapted for middle school students as well.

2.  Fractals (Veronica Ciocanel) Level: Ideal for high school students, and may be adapted for middle school students as well.

3.  Untangling a tangle (Ken Ascher) Level:  Ideal for middle school students.

4.  Fibonacci numbers, golden ratios and the lives of plants (Ivana Petrovic) Level:Ideal for high school students, and may be adapted for middle school students.