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Nancy Blachman
Works at Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
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San Mateo County Office of Education STEM Fair March 2013

Projects awarded the Julia Robinson Mathematics Prize
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Register for Nueva Math Circle, 1/16

Come discover new math concepts in a fun environment! The next session of the Nueva Math Circle will be on Friday, January 16, from 5 to 7:30 pm on the Hillsborough campus. After a great session in September, Stephanie Englehaupt will return with a new topic for the Lower School. We are also excited to have Sue VanHattum from mathmamawrites.blogspot.com joining us. Our Middle School and Upper School session is entitled "The Science of Encryption" and will be led by Professor Dan Boneh from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University.

Lower School sessions start at 5:00 pm and Middle/Upper School at 5:30 pm.

Register at nueva-mathcircle-jan2015.eventbrite.com. Early registration is only $8. If you are interested in getting on the email distribution list or helping out, send a note to mathcircle@nuevaschool.org. You can also check out the Math Circle page (www.nuevaschool.org/outreach/math-circles) on the Nueva website for registration, room locations, and session times.
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The Blachman Family
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Brigadoon 
(the Nueva Fall Musical)

Members of the community, friends, family (all ages), and prospective Nueva students are invited to the Nueva Musical Theatre Academy production of Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon.  This Broadway classic, the story of two American tourists who stumble upon a mysterious Scottish village, features humor, romance and, of course, dancing!  It's great for the whole family!
 
Friday Nov. 21, 2014, 6:30 pm
Saturday Nov. 22, 2014, 1:00 pm followed by a talkback
Saturday Nov. 22, 2014, 6:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 23, 2014, 1:00 pm

We invite you to a talkback following the 1 pm Saturday November 22nd performance. At the talkback, people in the audience will be given an opportunity to ask members of the cast and artistic staff questions.

Admission is free! 

Food will be available for purchase. 

Performance will be in the GCC (gymnasium). 

The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough
www.nuevaschool.org/arts/drama/brigadoon


Nancy
P.S. My children, Louis and Sarah, are performing as Charlie and Maggie in Brigadoon.
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It was awesome!
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"Perhaps in playing with these puzzles you will discover that mathematics is more delightful than you expected. Perhaps this will make you want to study the subject in earnest, or less hesitant about taking up the study of a science for which a knowledge of advanced mathematics will eventually be required.” —Martin Gardner, from the introduction in Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles, New York: Dover, 1986, p. vii.

Martin's 100th birthday was on October 21, 2014.
Exploring Mathematics through Puzzles. collected by Nancy Blachman. Founder Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Nancy@Blachman.org. “Perhaps in playing with these puzzles you will discover that mathematics is more delightful than you expected. Perhaps this will make you want to study the ...
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I remember a call-in to NPR's Car Talk several years ago, after (I think it was) Tom made an off-hand remark that he thought that Martin Gardner had died. The caller said he was pretty sure Gardner was still alive, and had been discussing the matter with his father just the day before. After a few minutes of related banter, either Tom or Ray realized that there was an important question left un-asked, and asked it: "Who is your father?" The answer was, "Martin Gardner."

The caller, Gardner's son, went on to offer that week's puzzler.
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Interesting unsolved problem.  Thanks Gord.
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Click on the link below to access my Valentine to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLFf_SwaK4 

(If you don't have time to watch the entire video, watch from 1:44 until the end.)
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I hope you'll join me on November 4 in voting for Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In California, our schools rank 45th in the nation in math and reading, and many children aren't getting the education they deserve. Marshall Tuck is running to change that—he'll be an independent advocate for parents and kids, bringing our much needed voices to Sacramento. Here's a video about him and his campaign: https://act.marshalltuck.com/fourdays. Every major newspaper in California has endorsed Marshall's campaign. I'm voting for Marshall. On—or before—November 4, please vote for Marshall Tuck and vote for our kids' future!

If you don't like Tuck, I would appreciate your letting me know why.

The most recent polls are calling this election a dead heat, and literally a few hundred votes could make the difference between a better future for California's school children, or just more of the same. Please remember to vote and ask everyone you know to vote for Tuck for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Thanks,

Nancy
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I invite you to see Louis as Aladdin in Hillbarn's production of Aladdin Jr.
 
Thusday-Saturday, November 6-8   7:30pm
Sunday, November 9   2:00pm

Hillbarn Theatre
1285 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City 94404

All tickets $10
 https://fctickets.org/ or call the Box Office at: 650-349-6411 x2

I hope to see you at one of the shows,

Nancy
Louis' mom
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