Math.en.JEANS 2023: high-school students experience math research

  • Faculté des Sciences, des Technologies et de Médecine (FSTM)
    26 mai 2023
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In May 2023, 54 students from Lycée Alfred Mézières de Longwy, Lycée Classique de Diekirch, Lycée de Garçons Esch and Lycée Michel Rodange gathered at the Learning Centre in Belval for an immersive event in mathematics. 

Guided by Christophe Ley and Bruno Teheux from the Department of Mathematics and Thierry Meyrath from the Scienteens Lab, the students presented the results of their year-long research projects. They explained the problem they faced, the method they used and the solutions they found. Mathematicians from the University asked some questions and exchanged with the students. 

The 15 following projects were presented: 

  • Le chocolat empoisonné
  • Comment partager une pizza ?           
  • Chocolat ou sucre ?    
  • Le gratte-ciel et l’ascenseur
  • Last man standing
  • Des dés exceptionnels
  • Un casse-tête
  • Trier avec une pile
  • Transcodage
  • Soluno
  • Le problème de Josèphe
  • C’est magique – un tour de David Copperfield
  • Le problème des trois prisonniers
  • Modélisation de sports de raquette
  • Comment trouver l’âme-soeur?

In addition, they participated in an interactive quiz on contemporary mathematics and engaged in a math workshop featuring board games and iPad games. 

About MATh.en.JEANS

MATh.en.JEANS is a programme that aims to encourage young students to discover the hidden faces of mathematics. By working on their own projects under the guidance of a professor and a researcher, students are empowered to explore math in a creative and engaging way. The program also promotes teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, all of which are essential for success in any field.