The fifth Math Webinar in English took place on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 from 5 pm until 6 pm with James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and co-Founder of The Global Math Project, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
In this fifth Math Webinar in English, James Tanton presented on “How to Fold Things into Thirds, and Thirty-Thirds, and Three-Hundred-and-Thirty Thirds!” The speaker started the virtual event with the International Math Salute. James Tanton presented a method to fold a tie into thirds and then explained how to fold the tie to get different fractions (1/3, 1/7 and 19/37). The speaker highlighted how special these numbers are. Through this experiment of tie folding, James Tanton reached Artin’s Conjecture, which is an unsolved math problem.