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  1. Math Fairs – Thinking is Fun Robert Geretschläger Makos 2005 Čejkovice, Czech Republic October 7th, 2005

  2. What is a SNAP Math Fair? Student-centered Non-competitive All-inclusive Problem-based

  3. Math Fairs students choose a mathematical problem (puzzle) find the solution prepare a presentation lead visitors toward finding a solution themselves explain the solution

  4. Why hold a Math Fair? Math Fairs accessible and interesting students lose their fear of mathematics and gain confidence students on the same level as teachers raises general problem solving skills

  5. What makes a good problem? Math Fairs easily presentable participants can find and completely understandsolution feel comfortable explaining it to others

  6. Math Fairs Evaluation idea of the work the student has done express students’ learning progress in terms of grades feedback from the other students/teachers/parents offers opportunity for honest self-evaluation

  7. Math Fairs Some of my favourite puzzles Sliding Block Puzzles

  8. Math Fairs Polyhedral Dissections

  9. Math Fairs

  10. Math Fairs Paper Folding Problems 10 folds

  11. Math Fairs robert.geretschlaeger@brgkepler.at http://geretschlaeger.brgkepler.at Thank you for listening.