4th Annual Focus on Mathematics Exposition Features Creative Achievements by Boston-Area Students

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 | ewhipple@bu.edu

The 4th Annual Student Mathematics Exposition, slated for Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at the Museum of Science, will highlight the most innovative achievements in mathematics by elementary, middle and high school students in the Boston-area. The event will showcase research projects designed and created by students from school districts in Arlington, Chelsea, Lawrence, Waltham, and Watertown.

On display will be 156 student projects judged to be the best, based on mathematical skill and depth, entered by over 2,700 students in Math Fairs held recently in each district. Project topics include the mathematics involved in Pascal’s triangle, Fibonacci patterns, origami and cryptography.

A reception with attendees including university mathematicians, school district superintendents, teachers, parents, and students will be held during the Expo and Boston University Provost, David Campbell, will give introductory remarks. After the Expo, 10 posters have been selected as a representative sample of the student projects to remain on display at the Museum of Science from June 10 – June 17 in the Blue Wing Well.

The Boston-area students participating in the Expo have been supported and mentored by teachers, visiting scientists and research mathematicians through the Focus on Mathematics program. In addition to the five school districts, partners include Boston University, Education Development Center, Inc., Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMASS Lowell. Corporate sponsors dedicated to furthering student interest in mathematics include Alkermes, AstraZeneca, Raytheon Company and Polaroid Corporation.

Event Details: The 4th Annual Student Mathematics Exposition

Saturday, June 9, 2007

12:00 – 5:00 PM

Museum of Science
The Washburn Pavilion
Science Park
Boston, Massachusetts

For more information, contact Ava Berinstein, 617-358-2388, Ava@Focusonmath.org
or visit www.focusonmath.org.

Focus on Mathematics is a Massachusetts-based math and science partnership funded by the National Science Foundation. It is a unique partnership of teachers and mathematicians at the secondary and collegiate levels committed to increasing student achievement in and enjoyment of mathematics.