# Sonia Kovalevsky Days

### About SK Days for Middle and High School Students

For more than twenty years Sonia Kovalevsky Days (SK Days) have been organized by AWM members and held at colleges and universities throughout the country. SK Days consist of a program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for high school and middle school students and their teachers, both women and men. The purposes are to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics, to assist them with the sometimes difficult transitions between middle school and high school mathematics and between high school and college mathematics, to assist the teachers of women mathematics students, and to encourage colleges and universities to develop more extensive cooperation with middle schools and high schools in their area.

Below we have compiled a list of resources to support those interested in hosting an SK Day. If you have any questions, please contact the AWM office at awm@awm-math.org.

#### Sample Activites for an SK Day

 Cryptography Number Theory Binary Codes Slides and Handout Identification Numbers Jefferson Wheel Cipher Drivers’ License Numbers Caesar Cipher (Pre-Activity: Modular Arithmetic) Fibonacci Numbers & the Golden Ratio Multiplication Cipher (Pre-Activity: Modular Arithmetic) Cryptography Worksheet for Caesar & Multiplication Ciphers Topology Cryptography & Matrices (Pre-Activity: Matrix Algebra) Topology Slides and Handout Graph Theory Inspiring Mathematics Euler Circuits Women in Mathematics Hamiltonian Circuits Math Beyond the Classroom Graph Coloring Why Do Mathematics? Signed Graphs Sample Career Panel Questions The Four Cubes Problem Google Page Rank (Pre-Activity: Matrix Algebra) Games Math Coloring Pages Voting Theory Math Games for Primary Grades Math & Voting Slides and Handout Middle School Jeopardy Manipulability of Voting Systems Scavenger Hunt Effect of Polling Tangrams

#### Sites for Recent SK Days

California State University – Fresno (2014 – 2023)

Dartmouth College (2011)

Elizabeth City University (2006)

Iowa State University

Kansas State University (2021, 2023)

Lincoln University

Montgomery College

North Dakota State University (2012 – 2022)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2018 – 2022)

SUNY-Albany (1998)

University of Arizona (2015, 2018, 2019)

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (2012 – 2023)

Valdosta State University (1996 – 2023)

Wichita State University (2022, 2023)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

*Note that these programs may not have received AWM funding every year that a SK Day occurred.

The AWM would like to thank those who contributed materials for this effort including Carolyn Starr, Katharine Ott, Jill Tysse, Omayra Ortega, Betty Mayfield, and Shanise Walker and special thanks to Keshet Weinstein for helping compile these resources.