The twenty-ninth JRMF Webinar took place on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 from 11 am until 12:30 pm. This virtual event was organized by Dr. Hector Rosario, Director of Outreach and Festivals 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 co-moderator in one of the breakout sessions for adults.
On this twenty-ninth Webinar, participants explored the interesting math activity called “Trip to Squareland” which is used in Festivals all around the world. This interactive activity consists of dividing a square into a certain number of smaller squares and exploring interesting questions like for example if you can find a number of squares for which it is impossible to divide a square.