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Math festival for children on Sunday at UC Berkeley

  1. January 27, 2012
  2. Pamela Gocobachi, Correspondent
  4. http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_19838763?IADID=Search-www.insidebayarea.com-www.insidebayarea.com

Students in grades 6-12 who enjoy solving puzzling math problems are invited to attend the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival hosted by UC Berkeley on Sunday.

Participants will work with teachers, professors and graduate students to use math skills to solve fun problems for a chance to win prizes such as books and games.

The festival, named for former UC Berkeley math professor Julia Robinson, aims to share the joys and wonders of math with Bay Area children. Robinson made significant contributions to the solution of Hilbert's Tenth Problem from Hilbert's famous list of the most important mathematical problems for the 20th century. She died in 1985.

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, at UC Berkeley campus, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom at 2475 Bancroft Way.

Registration for the event is $10 or free if a waiver is requested.

For more information, call 510-917-0074.