Prof. Po-Shen Loh: Math in Games, Strategy and Invention (Canceled)

Hopkins Wilderness Park amphitheater

Event Description

ICEA cooperates with Daily Challenge with Po-Shen Loh for this fun and interactive math event for all students who will be in Grades 4–8 next school year, together with their families. It will discuss some games which appear simple at first glance, but turn out to have powerful strategies that become visible after changing to a mathematical perspective.

The talk will also address parents, discussing educational philosophy, particularly around how to teach students to invent mathematically (to be able to come up with their own mathematical changes of perspective), instead of simply treating math as a subject to be memorized and drilled.

There will be substantial time for free-ranging Q&A from students and parents. This is an opportunity to unite families in the region who share common interests, create connections, and exchange ideas.

NOTE I: Since there’s no chairs in the event venue, please take your own chairs for the best experience.**

NOTE II: To promote health and safety, all attendees who are able to get the COVID vaccine are recommended to do so as early as possible.


Speaker Info

Prof. Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and evangelist who travels the world and gives fun, inspiring, and insightful talks, to increase everyone’s interest and ability in mathematics. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the founder of the free online learning platform Expii, and the national coach of the USA Math Olympiad team. His research and educational outreach take him to cities across the world, reaching over 10,000 people each year through public lectures and events, and he has featured in or co-created videos totaling over 10 million YouTube views.

Agenda (PDT)

1:45 – 2:00 pm: Arrival

2:00 – 2:40 pm: Math in Games, Strategy & Invention

2:40 – 3:30 pm: Open Q&A for parents and students on any topics

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Social & Picture Time


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions about the talk content or online course information, contact or contact the Daily Challenge with Po-Shen Loh team at boshuzhushou1 on WeChat or

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements. However, the math content for this talk is suitable for students who already understand basic operations with numbers and basic concepts such as averages.

Event Venue and Parking

The event venue is Hopkins Wilderness Park amphitheater. Click to follow the map. Parking is free.



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