Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

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Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Games aimed at perseverance and critical thinking
Cori Davis, 10, left, and Canyon Tucker, 10, both fifth-graders at Park Elementary School, work on the Polydron Challenge on Thursday during the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College.
James Gonzales, a Fort Lewis College student majoring in elementary education, helps Shayla Saunders, 11, left, Adilynn Martinez, 11, center, and Brianna Stafford, 12, all from Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, as they play Chocolate Fix, a game that focuses on using logic and reasoning. During the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Thursday, about 200 students from fourth grade to eighth grade played games that required the use of mathematical reasoning.

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, left, and Canyon Tucker, 10, both fifth-graders at Park Elementary School, work on the Polydron Challenge on Thursday during the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College.
James Gonzales, a Fort Lewis College student majoring in elementary education, helps Shayla Saunders, 11, left, Adilynn Martinez, 11, center, and Brianna Stafford, 12, all from Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, as they play Chocolate Fix, a game that focuses on using logic and reasoning. During the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Thursday, about 200 students from fourth grade to eighth grade played games that required the use of mathematical reasoning.

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Anne McCarthy, associate vice president of academic affairs at Fort Lewis College, talks with students as they use numbers in the day’s date, 11/8/2018, in an equation. McCarthy helped organize the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Thursday at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College.

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Shayla Saunders, 11, left, Adilynn Martinez, 11, center, and Brianna Stafford, 12, all from Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, play Chocolate Fix, a game that focuses on building skills of logic and reasoning. The students were among 200 participants who attended the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival held in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College.
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