Hesperia students enjoy ‘Mathemagics’

September 27, 2015

Hesp kids - mathemagicsVICTORY TWP. — A total of 40 Hesperia math students traveled to West Shore Community College Thursday, Sept. 24, for an evening of “Mathemagics.”  

Dr. Arthur Benjamin, who is a highly-renowned mathematician put on a show sharing some amazing mathematical “tricks” and techniques mixed in with a little magic and humor.  

The event kicked off a year-long program series designed to help students and members of the community encounter the delightful, playful side of mathematics. Dr. Benjamin’s entertaining presentation was open to the public, and admission was free.

“Too many students come to college apprehensive about math or feel uncomfortable working in that subject, hindering their success,” said WSCC Academic Projects Team chair Seán Henne. “Consequently, the college’s Academic Projects Team is working to inspire students to think of math as something they not only can do well, but can even enjoy, and is designing a year of programming centered on a healthy appreciation for mathematics.”

“It was a very entertaining night for all and a fantastic experience for our students,” said Hesperia High School teacher Melissa Phillips.

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