Celebration of Mind


The University of Arkansas Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts our 8th Annual Celebration of Mind public event this Spring!


Celebration of Mind Poster designed by Prof. Michael HarrisThe Celebration of Mind is a time for children and adults to learn about the patterns, puzzles, and questions that make mathematics a fascinating subject.  At the event, members of the Department of Mathematical Sciences will have activities for attendees to do which show why we love mathematics and have made careers of it.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to play math games, look at mathematical art, and try solving math problems on their own.

Activities at previous Celebrations considered these questions:

How many different colors do you need to color a map so that no two countries with the same color
share a border?

How can we use mathematics to understand patterns in nature?

How can you count cards to gain an advantage in card games?

How can you use mathematics to devise a winning strategy in a game?

What is the "bell curve" in statistics and what does it mean?


Saturday March 31, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM.


Champions Hall, fourth floor, University of Arkansas Campus at the corner of W. Dickson Street and N. Duncan Avenue.


Everyone! K-12 students, parents, teachers, other adults with inquiring minds! While the event is designed for K-12 youth, there are interesting activities for all ages.


Being a public event, registration is not required, though if you are a teacher planning on bringing a class we would appreciate hearing from you to make any special arrangements necessary (such as bus parking).


Parking is available in Harmon Parking Garage immediately South of Champions Hall.

For more information, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UACelebrationofMind or contact the Celebration of Mind 2018 organizer, Michael Duffy, at mjduffy@uark.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Michael J. Duffy Jr. on behalf of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Arkansas.