Location: Europark Maribor
Time: 14:00 - 21:00
Participants will be actively engaged in playing Numeric expression with dice, Prisoners and River crossing. The first game promotes efficient arithmetic skills and other two develop fundamental concepts of probability. All games may be played in smaller (at least 2 players) or larger groups (max. 6 players). All three games will be played in three versions according to the age of participant: version for children between 5 and 11 years, version for pupils between 12 and 14 years and version for students and adults older than 18 years. Symbolic prizes will be awarded in that case.
Experiments involving role-play will enable participants to get acquainted with two famous mathematical problems: the problem of handshaking and Monty Hall problem. The participants will thus acquire metacognitive knowledge for solving mathematical problems .
Since the first problem relates to Carl Friedrich Gauss, the presentation will present the life and work of this famous mathematician. Participants will be informed primarily by the fact that active exploration can begin at a very young age.