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21 April 2017

Humboldt Math Festival to take place April 29th at Adorni Center

Humboldt Math Festival to take place April 29th at Adorni Center
The 10th annual Humboldt Math Festival will be held at the Adorni Center, located at 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka, on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. This community celebration of mathematics is fun for all ages and includes activities, games, contests, puzzles, career information, computers and calculators, displays of student art, and math history.

Some highlights this year include Mouse Trap Racers: Engineering Challenge, Giant Chess Pieces, "Hexaflexagons" and the Spaghetti Tower Challenge. This year's Community Tessellation Project design is literally taking on a new dimension. The shape is designed by Annika Mauro, from Arcata High, and is being cut from wood using a laser cutter at her school.

This year’s featured artist is Marc Daniels, who builds authentic Alaskan native kayaks. The guest author will be Dr. Laurie Dengler, professor of Geology and author of Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home.

Local schools of all age groups will present activities at the festival. College of the Redwoods will have many Mathematics and Career Technology instructors and also Student Services staff on hand for the event. For more information about this event, go to www.humboldtmathfestival.org or call 707-725-6980.

College of the Redwoods is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful community event, sharing appreciation of many aspects of mathematics. Other sponsors include Eureka City Schools, Humboldt County Office of Education, Zane Middle School, Discovery Museum, Indian Tribe of the Trinidad Rancheria, California Math Council to the Far North, Eureka Parks and Recreation, Lost Coast Camp, Benoit Dens Taxes & Consulting, Hunter Hunter & Hunt CPA, 101 Things to Do, Host GIS, Coast Central Credit Union, Redwood Capital Bank, CDH Painting, and KIEM TV Channel 3.

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