National Mathematics Festival
The National Mathematics Festival is a yearly event organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). It is a space for mathematicians and math lovers to exchange ideas, presentations, and network. This year Steven went on behalf of Mathematics-in-Motion! He ran an activity booth on the popular Monty Hall problem! He said, “It was a really great activity to run because the kids got really into playing the game and it got them interested in learning about probabilities.”
Evans is known throughout Atlanta as a resource for other schools who wish to engage their students in fun mathematical thinking. He has gone into Title I schools, middle schools, and high schools in the local Atlanta area with a team of students to bring activities and games to the students as well as resources to the teachers.
Evans works with a team of students at Georgia Tech to create presentations for all ages. They have put together information for an event, Family Science Night at IEEE, which was headed by one of his students. One of their most popular presentations on gerrymandering will be presented at upcoming events. Hope to see you there!