UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

6/26/2022 -- Beginners 1A: Split the difference

Students will discuss an optical illusion, solve a warm-up problem having multiple solutions, and then study a bunch of problems on splitting the difference.

Students need to have the book, Math Adventures with ORMC, From Optical Illusions to Fighting Dragons, Level 1, Workbook. Students also need to have a few pencils, eraser, and US coins, plastic or real. At least twelve pennies, at least two nickels, at least one dime, quarter, and half-dollar.