Perfect Tau Day
kids who like to play with numbers”
June 28 (A Double Math Holiday)
- Who: This camp is recommended
for students who are in Grade 4 through Grade 9.
- Where: It is held at a home
near the Goleta Library, in a large room dedicated to Math Education.
- When: The camp meets on June 28, 9 a.m.-12 noon, 1-4 p.m., or 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- How: The instructor:student
ratio is at least 1:8. The cost is $42 for each 1/2 day session.
- Why: In observance of a math holiday, and to promote τ.
6-28 is a double math holiday. It is both a perfect date and Tau Day. Thus the themes of this mini-camp are perfect numbers and tau, the true circle constant.
The topics will include a level-appropriate selection from the following: factors, Mersenne primes, abundant numbers, summation, exponentiation, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers. During the presentation of topics that are too elementary or too advanced, as well as during the lunch hour, an assortment of fun and challenging math games will be offered.
Note that both perfect numbers and tau are featured in SB Crafts Math Clocks.
Thematically appropriate snacks will be served in the morning and afternoon sessions. During the inter-session hour, campers should eat lunches brought from home and they may play math games or just socialize.