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 Ithaca High School Math Seminar (Grades 1012)
 Math Explorer's Club (Grades 812)
 Math Clubs & Circles (Grades K12)
 Math Tutoring
 GAIM: Girls' Adventures in Math (Grades 38 girls)
 Mathematics Competitions (Grades 712)
 Math Discovery Workshops (Grades 25)
 Family Mathematics Program (Grades 710)
 ENewsletter for Parents/Guardians/Students
 Julia Robinson Math Festival (Grades 412 students)
 Discrete Mathematical Explorations (DIMEX)
Opportunities for K12 Students
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Almost all outreach activities are directed by Dr. Mary Ann Huntley. Please contact her for more information or help, unless a program has another point of contact listed.
Dr. Mary Ann Huntley
Director of Mathematics Outreach and K12 Education Activities
huntley@math.cornell.edu
6072555529
Ithaca High School Math Seminar (Grades 1012)
The Math Seminar at Ithaca High School provides advanced mathematics instruction for students who have exhausted (or nearly exhausted) the highschool mathematics curriculum. The purpose of the seminar, which meets at the high school during school hours, is to introduce students to topics that they would typically not see until their junior or senior year in college and to encourage more high school students to major in mathematics when they go to college.
Over the course of the academic year, the seminar consists of three graduate students introducing topics related to their research interests and then guiding students in the development of their own endofterm research projects. While by no means new research, the projects enable the highschool students to explore topics of interest.
The Math Seminar was developed and conducted for several years with NSF funding. The Cornell University graduate student instructors of the Math Seminar course are funded by the Cornell Department of Mathematics and the Center for Applied Mathematics. This is a joint outreach activity with Ithaca High School, and as such, a portion of the financial support for Math Seminar is provided by the Ithaca City School District.
See past coverage in the Cornell Chronicle  2015, 2016.
Academic Year 20202021 Math Seminar Updates

Math seminar sessions for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 will take place via Zoom

Students outside of Ithaca High School are welcome to join

At minimum, students must have previously taken calculus or are taking it concurrently

Meeting Times: Mondays 3:454:45 pm & Wednesdays 56 pm

Logistics (all dates approximate)
Nov. 2020  Jan. 2021: Seminar 1  Numerical Analysis
Jan.  March 2021: Seminar 2  Dynamical Systems, Chaos, & Fractals
March  June 2021: Research Projects

To express interest, please complete this survey
For more information or questions about the Ithaca High School Math Seminar, please contact Mary Ann Huntley.
Math Explorer's Club (Grades 812)
The Math Explorer's Club (MEC) consists of a sequence of lessons, led by graduate students and facilitated by undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, that introduce new mathematical concepts and problemsolving strategies to grades 812 students. Lessons are designed to be interactive, providing opportunities for participants to ask and refine questions, develop ideas and definitions, and solve problems cooperatively. Students are encouraged to share what they have learned with the general public by creating a presentation or poster based on their experience.
We implement one or two Math Explorer's Club modules on the Cornell campus each semester. Students can expect interactive lessons taught in a cooperative and supportive learning environment = lots of fun!
See past coverage in the Cornell Chronicle.
Fall 2020 Math Explorer's Club Offering (via ZOOM)
Title: Applied Math 101
Dates & Times: November 7 & 14, 2020, 12 pm
Description: How do scientists and engineers design selfdriving cars? How do epidemiologists and policymakers plan intervention strategies in the face of a pandemic? Join us for exciting virtual Math Explorer's Club sessions to get the inside scoop on the role that applied mathematics plays in our everyday lives! We will explore several applications ranging from the natural sciences to the social sciences, and as a group we will use a variety of math topics to solve reallife, openended problems. The world is abound with opportunities to engage with applied mathematics, and we can't wait to explore these with you!
About the Instructors: Yujia Zhang is a second year student in the Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM). In her free time, she likes to read, doodle, cook, and play the piano. Mallory Gaspard is a second year student in the Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM), and she is primarily interested in dynamical systems. When she’s not hanging out with her fellow CAMsters, she can usually be found near a blender inventing new fruit smoothie recipes, watching Jeopardy, or working on the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that lives on her coffee table.
Registration (required, deadline November 3, 2020)
Background: The content that is taught in Math Explorer's Club is based on a collection of modules that was developed by graduate students through support from the National Science Foundation.
For more information about Math Explorer's Club, contact Mary Ann Huntley.
Math Clubs & Circles (Grades K12)
The Department of Mathematics at Cornell University supports several local math clubs and circles. Some math clubs and circles have been in existence since the 1990s, and others are just being formed. Underlying each club are the following two goals: to stimulate students' interest in mathematics, and to develop students' problemsolving skills. At some sites, students engage in recreational mathematics; at others, students are coached for math competitions, such as AMC8, Math Counts, and MOEMS (Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools).
The Girls' Math Circle at Cornell offers girls a fun, intimate, and socially comfortable environment to explore mathematics, and building math competence with other likeminded girls. Preparing for math competitions is one focus of the weekly meetings. Girls' Math Circle is divided into four groupings:
 Maria Agnesi Cohort (grades 45)
 Ada Lovelace 2 Cohort (grades 68) *This group is not meeting during Fall 2020
 Ada Lovelace 1 Cohort (grades 810)
 Maryam Mirzakhani Cohort (grades 1112)
If you are a teacher, school administrator, or parent who is interested in starting a club, contact Mary Ann Huntley.
If you are a student who is interested in joining a math club, more information is provided in the table below.
20202021

Grades 
Meetings 
Contact Person 
Little Circle  K2 
Wednesdays (Zoom) 
Dr. Inna Zakharevich 
DeWitt Middle School Math Club  68  Fridays (Zoom) 3:454:45 pm 
Math Tutoring
Mary Ann Huntley organizes mathematics tutoring at local schools, community centers, and other sites around the region. Tutoring takes place in a variety of formats (e.g., inclass tutoring, afterschool tutoring, oneonone). Volunteer (unpaid) tutors include undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty. Please contact Mary Ann Huntley for more information.
Staff in the Department of Mathematics maintains a list of people who are interested in offering private mathematics tutoring for an hourly rate. Tutors arrange their own schedules and negotiate rates directly with families. Please contact Mary Ann Huntley for more information.
GAIM: Girls' Adventures in Math (Grades 38 girls)
Girls' Adventures in Math (GAIM) is a comicbased math competition that each year features four women who have made substantial contributions to the fields of mathematics and science. The event begins with a 60minute, 16question Round 1 and a 20 minute research question Round 2, followed by strategy games. Teams of four students from the same school compete in one of two divisions: Upper Elementary, for grades 35, and Middle, for grades 68.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
Mathematics Competitions (Grades 712)
The Cornell Mathematics Department supports local students in a variety of math competitions. Graduate students are involved in coaching the students in preparing for the competitions.
2020 AMC 8 Competition (held remotely using Zoom)
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, 45:30 pm
Registration
2021 AMC 10B/12B Competition
Information forthcoming
Math Discovery Workshops (Grades 25)
Handson activities that engage students in mathematics.
 Gr. 2: Who is bigger, you or your shadow?
 Gr. 3: Shapes and numbers, including figuring out the number of dots in various triangles, finding primes, and verifying Goldbach's Conjecture up to 38
 Gr. 4: Building tetrahedon, cube, and octahedon, and discovering Euler's formula
 Gr. 5: Probability and statistics of rolling 1, 2, and 4 number cubes
More information will be forthcoming.
Family Mathematics Program (Grades 710)
Together with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY), the Cornell Mathematics Department and Center for Applied Mathematics sometimes hosts an allday mathematics program for students in grades 710 and their parents/caregivers. It is the philosophy of the program that the family relationship is critical in nurturing the potential of students, so it is a program requirement that each student be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
ENewsletter for Parents/Guardians/Students
Mary Ann Huntley maintains an electronic mailing list for disseminating information to parents, guardians, and students about upcoming mathematics education events at Cornell, opportunities for students in grades K12, and other news related to mathematics education. To be added to the electronic mailing list, please email your contact information to Mary Ann Huntley.
Julia Robinson Math Festival (Grades 412 students)
The Julia Robinson Math Festival is an opportunity for Grades 412 students to participate in mathematical games and activities in a collaborative setting. During the festival in February 2020, students worked together in small groups that were facilitated by Cornell graduate students. More information about the festival can be found at jrmf.org. For questions, pleased contact cornellawmofficers@gmail.com.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
Discrete Mathematical Explorations (DIMEX)
Discrete mathematical structures are at the heart of many modern disciplines, including computer science. We are inviting grades 912 students to join this exciting new program, in which they will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, with guidance from experts in the field. Students are expected to commit 3 hours/week for a 2month period (at minimum). To express interest or to ask questions, please contact Jose Bastidas (jdb394@cornell.edu). There is no cost for students to participate in this program. Click here for more information.
Funding provided by NSF Grant #1847284