Olga Sokratova receives a Mathematical Association of America grant award

August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Department of Mathematics

Olga Sokratova, Director of the Math Tutorial Laboratory and a mathematics lecturer, has received a grant award from the Mathematical Association of America's Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant (DMEG) program. Olga Sokratova will serve as the project director.

The grant will be used to develop Junior Math Scholars at the University of Iowa, an enrichment program for 6th-8th graders. The students will meet bi-weekly to learn topics in mathematics not covered by the school curriculum. The particular topics will include problem solving strategies, number theory, divisibility tests, prime factorization, initiation to geometry, Pythagorean triples, counting, and probability. The material will feature higher than normal level of difficulty to provide extra challenge to students.