The Magic of Numbers Workshop
At the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library on October 8th, we hosted our number theory workshop! Attended by 20 girls, and led by Selene Wang, we explored concepts such as prime factorization, least common multiple, and greatest common denominator. We began with an introduction to number theory and our woman in STEM role model for this workshop, Julia Robinson. One participant commented, “cubing numbers was interesting because I haven’t learned it in school before”. After discussing prime numbers, we kicked off our first activity: the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Participants used the sieve to find all the prime numbers between 1 and 100. After trying to find one, the girls also discovered that there is no formula to generate prime numbers!