Central Texas College’s annual Math Appreciation Day event, part of the Mathematical Association of America’s celebration of Math Awareness Month, was free to the public Thursday.
The event has been held each year in April since 1986 to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics.
The daylong event included the showing of the movie “The Martian,” prizes for students, a math trivia challenge, the mathematical puzzle Four Fours, math “Jeopardy,” a scavenger hunt and featured guest speaker Daniel King.
King, a math professor at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, discussed the history and evolution of the Electoral College, its merits and faults and possible alternative voting schemes.
Eric J. Shelton