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Test Your Knowledge of Math throughout April at STLCC-Forest Park

April 01, 2014

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Magic tricks, crime scene investigation math and the mysteries of a fourth dimension are part of Math Awareness Month at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

The Forest Park Math department is offering a free series of fun and informative events for students, faculty, staff and the public during April. 

“No particular math knowledge is required to enjoy the presentations,” said Debbie Char, assistant professor of mathematics.

“MCSI: Mathematical Crime Scene Investigations” will take place 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, from in Room 025 in the Student Center Cafeteria. The angle of blood spatter, the time of death, analysis of bones – learn how real-life detectives use math to solve crimes. Karen Gaines, a math professor at Meramec, will speak.

“Unleash Your Inner Mathemagician” will be offered noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Café East inside the Student Center Cafeteria. Debbie Char, assistant professor of math, will show individuals how to amaze their family and friends with impressive and amusing magic tricks, all based on math that is easy to understand.

Learn the basic mathematics of multiple dimensions, where really interesting and weird things can happen, in “Mathemagic and Mystery: The Fourth Dimension” 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Café East. Mike Lueke, assistant professor of math, will conduct the program, which also will include a short, math-oriented action-thriller film, “Flat Land.”

Seth Daugherty, Forest Park’s 2013 Teacher of the Year and assistant professor of math, will be a roving reporter in the cafeteria, finding out what people really know about math.

For more information, call the Math department at 314-644-9314.