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## Methods of Teaching Mathematics

The effective teaching of mathematics is crucial for students to become proficient in mathematical concepts and capable of applying these skills in diverse settings. Students being able to have these skills could potentially result in increasing student enrollment in...

## A Survey of Important People in Mathematical History

Have you ever wondered about how math and famous theorems were invented?  Well, come to my math 381 talk on Wednesday April 24th to learn about famous mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Leibniz, and Newton who are credited with inventing the Pythagorean...

## Solving the SET End Game Problem Using Modular Arithmetic

SET is a card game centered around patterns and pattern recognition. An important part of the game is that SETs come in threes. One of SET’s endgame scenarios involves being left with six cards containing no SETs at the end of the game. But, what if you were missing a...

## Catalan Numbers: The Beauty of Bijections

The Catalan numbers are one of the most important sequences in combinatorics, which studies the mathematics of counting and arranging finite discrete structures. Combinatorics is an essential branch of mathematics as it provides efficient techniques for enumerating...

## Black Scholes Model in Pricing Options

The Black-Scholes model stands as a cornerstone in the field of financial mathematics, revolutionizing the way options are priced and opening new avenues for risk management and investment strategies. Developed by Fischer Black and Myron Scholes in 1973, with...

## How Banning The Shift Has Increased Batting Average

Going into 2023 Major League Baseball looked to make a change to increase offensive output. They decided to restrict where the fielding team could stand to help hitters produce at a higher rate. How much did this rule change truly affect hitters? We will focus on...

## The Mathematical Basis of Online Dating

Have you ever wondered how dating websites match people? Well look no further… for my presentation I will be talking about the algorithm OKCupid uses to find people their perfect match. The algorithm is quite simple that involves having people answer questions,...

## Random Graphs

In my talk on random graphs, we will go through what a random graph is and the two variations, the Gilbert graphs, and the Erdos-Renyi model. We will discuss the history of these models and how they are similar, but also different. From there we will discuss the...

## Linear Algebra used within Cryptography

Have you ever wondered how people in the war used to communicate without their messages getting intercepted by their enemies? Well before all the technological advances that we have today they would send encoded messages amongst themselves praying that the enemies...

## Exploring Pythagorean Triples: A journey from Fibonacci to Pythagoras

In my talk [given October 25], I discussed the Fibonacci number sequence and its unique connection to Pythagorean triples. A Pythagorean triple contains three positive integers (a,b,c) that satisfy the Pythagorean theorem for a right triangle. My primary focus will be...