MATH 12
The Mathematics of Lego Bricks Winter 2022

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This course is a modification of seven previous winter studies I have done on the Mathematics of LEGO bricks. Similar to those, we will use LEGO bricks as a motivator to talk about some good mathematics (combinatorics, algorithms, efficiency). We will partner with Williamstown Elementary and teach an Adventures in Learning course (where once a week for four weeks we visit the elementary school after the day ends to work with the kids). We will also submit a Lego Ideas Challenge, to try and create a set that Lego will then market and sell. There may be a speed build challenge (college teams vs elementary school teams).
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation
Prerequisites: appreciation of LEGO
Enrollment Preferences: conversation with the instructor
Materials/Lab Fee: $30
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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