Math Circle Week 2

Today we continued to explore the game of HEX.  We looked at some larger boards.  Some of the interesting heuristics the students noted were starting with the center square.  Many of the students tried to make straight runs down the sides of the boards and have a race as opposed to working along the diagonals.  We then explored a strategy we called ASCENDING.  I asked the students to try and place their hexes in a linear order along the rows and determine who would win.   I also asked the students to explore what works better, trying to skip steps or make moves next to each other.

Keep an eye out for this Thursday”s Melrose Free Press. There is an article on the students in our Math Circle.  Some nice photos of the kids and a summary of what we are doing.