M05 - 
Graph Theory: Modeling Real-World Problems with Graphs for K-12 Students
  Graph Theory is an area of mathematics with its origins in recreational problems (i.e., puzzles and games) but which is also used as a tool to solve practical problems in many areas of society. It has the advantage of being accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and is an excellent source of enrichment material in K-12 classrooms. In this two-day seminar, we will study graph theory using a hands-on approach with many models and activities. We will explore questions such as the following: What is the minimum number of colors needed to color a map so that regions sharing a border get different colors? In what situations can you match workers to jobs so that each worker gets a job they like?
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
1/7/2020, 1/23/2020