Clark University Educational Studies Program
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Worcester, MA 01610

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Our next Splash event will be April 07, 2024!

ESP Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Clark

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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X98: Learn How To Juggle! (And/or learn some tricks!) in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
Have you ever wanted to throw things up in the air and catch them, then throw them up in the air and catch them again ad infinitum?? Well, it sounds like you want to juggle! Your instructor will do his best to get you on your way to juggling three balls and if you happen to be an intermediate juggler (anywhere from 3 to 6 ball juggler), he will be happy to teach you some tricks!

X142: Introduction to Graph Theory in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
Description: In 1735, a problem was presented to the preeminent Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. The problem, commonly referred to as the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg problem, is today thought of as the beginning of graph theory. Graph theory is essentially the study of networks. They are in no way related to the usual y versus x mathematical graphs that most people are familiar with. In this class, we will go over the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg as well as discuss some of the modern applications of graphs. You may (or may not) be surprised to know graph theory plays a role in computer science, biology, linguistics, and even sociology.

M48: Math in an Historical Perspective in Splash Fall 12 (Nov. 10, 2012)
There usually isn't enough time in high school math classes for your teachers to give you the (oftentimes interesting) stories behind the math. If you like your math doused in a little bit of history, this class is for you!

X49: Learn how to Juggle Three Balls! (Or Learn Tricks if You Know Already!) in Splash Fall 12 (Nov. 10, 2012)
Anyone can learn how to juggle! If you've ever wanted to be the show off at the party, here's your chance! Also, if you know how to juggle three balls already, or even four or five balls, I can teach you some tricks.

X30: How to Juggle 3 balls in Splash Spring 2012 (Apr. 21, 2012)
Ever want to learn to juggle? Surely, you answered yes to that question so take this class and you too can learn! With a bit of effort and helpful advice, anyone can learn how to juggle. Instruction and tips will be provided by someone with over 10 years of experience in juggling.

M36: Simple Mathematical Proofs in Splash Spring 2012 (Apr. 21, 2012)
Why is .999...=1? How does one prove that there are an infinity of primes? How in the world do you compare the infinitude of the integers with the infinitude of the real numbers? Take the class to find out!