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Tag Archives: math prize for girls
2012 Math Prize for Girls: #1620
Here are comments and solutions to (some of) the problems on the 2012 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 22.
Mental Madness at Math Prize for Girls
Tonight was the glorious Math Games Night at Math Prize for Girls. This year, the event took place in the stunning tenth floor of the Microsoft NERD Center. There were activities of all shapes and sizes: modular origami, traditional games, … Continue reading
2011 Math Prize for Girls: #15
Here are comments and solutions to problems 15 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Earlier I blogged comments and solutions for problems 610, problems 1115, and problems 1620.
2011 Math Prize for Girls: #610
Here are comments and solutions to problems 610 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Earlier I blogged comments and solutions for problems 1115 and problems 1620.
2011 Math Prize for Girls: #1115
Here are comments and solutions to problems 1115 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Click here for comments and solutions for problems 15. Click here for comments and solutions for … Continue reading
2011 Math Prize for Girls: #1620
Here are comments and solutions to (some of) the problems on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17. I’m going to try to resolve the problems in a straightforward, lotech way. I might indicate … Continue reading
2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 1620
Problem #16 This problem involves standard manipulations with power series. In this case, technical issues about convergence are not important, so you can manipulate the expressions much as though they were polynomials and use the fact that if two power … Continue reading
2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 1115
The official solution to problem #11 doesn’t actually prove that the “snug” circle is largest possible; it just claims that it is “clear.” If it isn’t clear to you, you could proceed by showing that any circle contained inside the … Continue reading
2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 610
Problem #6 If you know the standard formula for the area of a trapezoid, then you’ll know that the missing piece of information needed to complete this problem is the height of the trapezoid. If you draw in the height … Continue reading
2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 15
Since the 2011 Math Prize for Girls competition is coming up next month, I thought I’d go over last year’s contest. The problems can be found here. Because solutions are provide there too, here, I will indicate what students can do … Continue reading