2019 Festival: Maypole Math Activity | National Math Festival
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2019 Festival: Maypole Math Activity

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:00am - 10:30am ET

Maypole dancing meets mathematical patterning—come join the dance! Mathematician and dancer Nancy Scherich will lead this event for ages 8 and up. Participants will weave ribbons into beautiful and mathematically interesting designs. Start your day at the Festival with this full-body, full-color activity that will get your creative juices flowing.

To participate in making the maypole, come promptly at 10am. Later in the day the Math Maypole will remain on display for all to enjoy.

Hall D, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Nancy Scherich

Nancy Scherich is a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara working on her Ph.D. in mathematics. She has been a dancer for her entire life, and recently she has decided to mix her passions of math and dance together. In addition to her research, she creates Math-Dance productions using dance to illustrate the beauty of higher mathematics. 2019... Learn more