TOPIC: Working Together without a Leader
Bees all work together by communicating and obeying the orders of the Queen. Other animals gather in swarms, flocks, or schools and move in complicated ways without any leader at all. In a school of fish, each one is identical and they all follow the same simple rules. Yet they still manage to form tight bait balls and make sharp turns in unison. So a school of fish is more than just a group of fish; it is greater than the sum of its parts. In this workshop, we’ll investigate this deep mathematical idea by thinking about groups of animals.
Also, it may be fun to check out this video that illustrates some of the ideas we will be looking at:WHAT IS GEMS: The Gateway to Exploring Mathematics program (GEMS) is a series of workshops that helps excite the interests and curiosity of young students in mathematics and science. GEMS meets once a month on a Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. GEMS is designed to reach 8th, 9th and 10th grade students who have an interest in mathematics and science. Participants interact with excellent and award winning faculty, staff, students and alumni from each of the seven Claremont Colleges. FALL 2019 DATES: October 5, 2019 November 2, 2019 December 7, 2019 REGISTRATION: To register for our next event on November 2nd, please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/6LQbpRWVdGDvc97Q9 ANY QUESTIONS: Please contact our 2019-2020 GEMS coordinator, Josh Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org