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CAP poster presentation event July 25 to focus on math problem solving

July 18, 2019

The College Access Program (CAP) is hosting a poster presentation event on Thursday, July 25 titled, “A Gathering of Mathematical Problem Solving.”

The event runs from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159) of the Education Building.

This event aims to create an opportunity for CAP students to talk with community members about math, math education, and social justice issues. The format is loosely modeled after a poster presentation at professional conferences.

There are 45 CAP students this year, so there will be a wide range of posters and problems to check out.

There will generally be two kinds of student presentations. Some students will present their favorite, most memorable or even most frustrating math problem and invite you to try it. Other students will explore a topic that combines math and social justice inquiry.

The College Access Program, which is administered by UW-Madison's School of Education, is a three-week pre-college program that is open to first-generation, high school college-bound students, and/or underrepresented students from low-income families.

Participants live on campus and take classes to enrich their skills in math, writing, and academic strategies.

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