The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF), jrmf.org, is a coordinated set of math fairs which hope to inspire elementary, middle and high school students to enjoy math and pursue related careers. CSME runs an annual JRMF on campus which attracts over a hundred students from across the city. JRMF is an unusual math contest which places more emphasis on collaboration than competition: participants can help each other. Many tables are laid out with activities, puzzles, games, and problems and students can freely move about. If table participants show insight, creativity, or perseverance, the facilitator at the table gives them tickets for a fair raffle, with prizes such as books, gear, and museum tours.
What: The San Francisco Math Circle invites local K-8 students and their families to attend a free Mathematics Festival at San Francisco State University featuring games, puzzels, and activities centered on creative, collaborative inquiry and exploration!
When: Sunday, January 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: CSME Annex Trailer P, San Francisco State University (Google Map)