Math educator Ken Fan visited DCD on Tuesday to share his love of math with eighth graders. Ken received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvard and then went on to earn his PhD in mathematics from MIT.
Ken brought locked puzzle boxes to the session at DCD that contained a prize for the group if they could successfully solve a series of math problems that would reveal the combination. Students spent two and a half hours trying to solve the puzzle, breaking into two groups — the girls in one room and the boys in another — for the challenging process of solving a multitude of math examples encompassing many different areas of math (including some difficult high-school-level questions. Each group worked on a different puzzle box.