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Sonia Kovalevsky Day 2024

UGA Boyd Research and Education Center

The Department of Mathematics is hosting a Sonia Kovalevsky day on Saturday, April 20, 2024

This is an opportunity for all (6th, 7th, or 8th grade) middle school students to engage in a day of networking, mentoring, and fun!

Event organizers are Hulya Arguz and Pierrick Bousseau, faculty at the UGA Mathematics Department.

The event is free. 


The registration is now open and it will close on April 18th. 2024. To register:

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email (to the email address of the parent/guardian you provide in the registration form), which will include further practical information. 


Below is a tentative schedule. 

The activity leaders for the events are: 

Barbara Remmers, Delaney Morgan, Hulya Arguz, Pierrick Bousseau and Sayan Chattopadhyay.



9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10-45 Activity 1:Seemingly Impossible Card Tricks: 
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Activity 2: Become a SOMA cube expert
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break: pizza lunch will be provided
13:30 - 14:15 Activity 3: How to color terrific maps
14:15 - 14:30 Closing remarks


Activity 1: Seemingly Impossible Card Tricks: Once you know the math behind these tricks, they are easy to remember and then you can shock your friends and family with your amazing abilities.

Activity 2: Become a SOMA cube expert: The SOMA cube is a puzzle whose seven pieces can form a cube in 240 different ways!  But solving it isn't as simple as that makes it sound. You will construct your own SOMA puzzle and be able to solve it before we're done.

Activity 3: How to color terrific maps: Keys to mathematics are beauty and elegance. We will illustrate this point by coloring maps of beautiful mathematical shapes, and of imaginary lands. While doing this, we will learn how many colors are needed to fill the regions of a map, so that neighboring ones get different colors.



For questions you can contact Hulya Arguz via email:

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