Math Is Play! | National Math Festival
Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence

Math Is Play!

Sunday April 18, 2021 from 3:00pm - 3:45pm ET

My love for mathematics is rooted in my childhood love of playing games and puzzles. In fact as I learned more math, the game play didn’t stop. Mathematics can be found in popular games such as Rubik’s cubes, Chess, Sudoku, Poker, and countless others. I hope to introduce you to some of my favorite games and explore the mathematics behind them, including winning strategies (if they exist!).


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Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence is Term Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of San Francisco. One of her passions is broadening participation in the mathematical sciences by mentoring and outreach in various nationally recognized programs, such as the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program for Women and the MSRI-UP summer program for undergraduates. As... Learn more