by Alyssa Hall | Apr 25, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by schwab | Apr 19, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by Tarin Rietz | Apr 10, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by Cassie Kloss | Mar 21, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by Gloria Uwizeye | Mar 12, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by crooks | Mar 1, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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...
by schwab | Feb 29, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024

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,...
by Alyssa Hall | Feb 21, 2024 | Spring 2024

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...
by mcarthur | Feb 16, 2024 | Spring 2024

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...
by Cassie Kloss | Dec 18, 2023 | Fall 2023

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...