Library EventTotally Tweens: What Does a Mathematician Do?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

07/13/2021 2:00pm 07/13/2021 3:00pm Totally Tweens: What Does a Mathematician Do? What do mathematicians do? Probably not what you think... Did you know some of the most famous mathematicians are such slow, deep thinkers that their grade school teachers told them they would never be any good at math? Did you know some of the greatest mathematicians invented ideas that had no practical application until hundreds of years after their death? Still others had to assume hidden identities or pseudonyms to be taken seriously by some of their colleagues? Learn about how mathematicians play, question, think, and imagine to learn about and discover new ideas in mathematics every day. Learn how mathematicians use their voice and their vision to help shape the future of our country and planet. Come learn what mathematicians do through a set of books read aloud, and then get hands-on and practice thinking and playing like a mathematician! This program is for kids in grades 3-6. Your supply kit for this program can be picked up from the library anytime the library is open in the week leading up to the event. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Zoom event + kit

Kit available for pickup Jul 5 - 11, 2021

Registration opens June 22, 2021 at 9:00 am.

What do mathematicians do? Probably not what you think...

Did you know some of the most famous mathematicians are such slow, deep thinkers that their grade school teachers told them they would never be any good at math? Did you know some of the greatest mathematicians invented ideas that had no practical application until hundreds of years after their death? Still others had to assume hidden identities or pseudonyms to be taken seriously by some of their colleagues? Learn about how mathematicians play, question, think, and imagine to learn about and discover new ideas in mathematics every day. Learn how mathematicians use their voice and their vision to help shape the future of our country and planet. Come learn what mathematicians do through a set of books read aloud, and then get hands-on and practice thinking and playing like a mathematician!

This program is for kids in grades 3-6. Your supply kit for this program can be picked up from the library anytime the library is open in the week leading up to the event.

This event is open to the public.