The fourteenth JRMF Webinar took place on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 from 11 am until 12:30 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 fourteenth Webinar, participants explored the fun math activity called “Jigsaw Squares” which is used in Festivals all around the world. This interactive activity is based on finding the side length of smaller squares that are inside of a larger square. The game gets a bit more complicated when the images are not drawn to scale and the squares look like rectangles even though they are still squares.