Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

This festival invites students in grades 6–12 to celebrate mathematics on the beautiful Stanford campus.

Join fellow math and puzzle enthusiasts to visit over 30 tables with various games, problems, and activities centered on creative, collaborative inquiry.
Students play a card game where they hold cards to their forehead.

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Enjoy a multitude of rich activities and discover and celebrate the joy and beauty of mathematics in a noncompetitive environment.
Event Information
We host the Julia Robinson Math Festival every year in early May. Join our mailing list to receive event updates!
What to Expect
During the festival, students can join any table and work collaboratively with our table leaders, spending 15-20 minutes at each activity/game
Passionate Peers
This festival is open to students in grades 6–12.

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Julia Robinson Math Festival at Stanford

The Julia Robinson Math Festival at Stanford is one of the largest festivals in the United States. The festival is hosted by Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Our goal is to advance the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. 

May 2018 Festival Details 

Who
6-12th grade students and parents

When
May 6, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where 
Stanford's McCaw Hall
Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

Parking 
Parking Structure 7 which is next to
the Patterson Building
663 Serra Street, Stanford, CA

About Julia Robinson Math Festival

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival supports locally organized events that inspire K through 12 students to think critically, to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through collaborative, creative problem-solving. Our Festivals engage many types of students, including those who don’t enjoy competition or working under time pressure. A Festival is also a community event, bringing together institutions and organizations as their constituents celebrate mathematics.

What Happens at a Festival?

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.

To learn more, please visit www.jrmf.org