The thirteenth JRMF Webinar took place on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 from 11 am until 1 pm. This virtual event was organized by Dr. Hector Rosario, Director of Outreach and Teaching of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF). Participants were divided in several breakout sessions, depending on whether they were kids or adults. Dr. Jeanette Shakalli, Executive Director of FUNDAPROMAT, acted as the moderator in one of the breakout sessions for adults.
On this thirteenth Webinar, participants explored the fun math activity called “Staircases” which is used in Festivals all around the world. In this interactive activity, we refer to a staircase as having at least two rows of squares and each row below the top row must have exactly one more square than the row above it. The game is based on finding the number of squares in any staircase.