Math Teachers' Circle (040417)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Rutgers University, Busch Campus
Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center
118 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Can you spot the math?
A mathematical exploration of the game “Spot it!”

Facilitator: Dr. Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University

Brainteaser:  In Blop kingdom, it takes 3 adult (unisex) Blops to make a baby! Each adult Blop is the parent of exactly 3 babies, and any two adults have exactly one baby in common. How many adults and how many babies are in Blop kingdom?

What’s in it for you?

  • A chance to think about math problems for fun
  • A chance to talk informally with other K-12 teachers
  • Professional Development (PD) hours
  • Free dinner* & No registration fee*
  • Attend whenever you can

Bring a guest!  You are encouraged to bring an interested fellow math teacher (please let us know your guest’s name and email address).

For more information & upcoming session dates:  Email Iuliana at

Organizing Committee:

  • Ann Bomberger, Sayreville Middle School; Chris Keil, Toms River Intermediate North
  • Cecilia Arias & Iuliana Radu, Rutgers Math Department
  • Amy Cohen, Rutgers Math Department (Professor Emeritus)

* Support from the following is gratefully acknowledged: Math AIP at Rutgers, American Institute of Mathematics, Math Sciences Research Institute, and anonymous donation(s)