UWA professors to teach math card tricks to youth at Science Saturday

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites elementary to high school students to the next Science Saturdays on February 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus. Drs. Jing Chen and Hazel Truelove, UWA professors, will present a workshop titled “Mathematical Card Tricks.”

Students will learn several mathematical concepts through learning magic tricks with playing cards. The workshop is designed to make students realize that the field of mathematics is fun to study. Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science and mathematics. The sessions create excitement and enthusiasm that students need not only to learn the basics of science, but also gain the tools to further their studies in the field.

The workshop is free and open to all children in fourth through twelve grades. Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email Rosie Campbell (rmc@uwa.edu) or call 205-652-3414. For more information please visit Science Saturdays website at http://www.uwa.edu/sciencesaturdays/.