Inland Northwest Math Experience

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Nov

Inland Northwest Math Experience

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Hello, my name is Jaylen Fourstar. Some of you reading this may remember me becasue I was the one who gave the speech at the Reach auction on Gonzaga's campus last year. But I didn't write this to tell you about that. I am writing this because I would like to tell you about "INME." You must be a little confused. "INME" stands for Inland Northwest Math Experience. Where did I take this field trip you ask? Well, a couple of weeks ago I turned in a permission slip to see if I met the math requirements to go to Washington State University. I knew this would be a good thing for me to do because I would like to become an architect when I get older.
Anyways, the bus ride down to Pullman was really fun. I hungout with my friends. Once we finally arrived we went into a big room with rows and rows of seats with built in desks. To start us off with this math experience we were introduced to Futoshiki. It is a brainbuster puzzle, a lot like Sudoku. I thought it was pretty cool, but it was also pretty difficult. Next, we went to the Geometry room. We go to mess with triangles and stuff like that. Once that class was over we went into another room where we messed with motion detectors. When we were done, we talked about what we had learned about motion detectors. Then, we split up into groups to see how fast we could get a car going. The new key word/term was acceleration. It means to speed or move up. The quicker the car accelerated, the faster it went. Then, it was lunch time. We got to eat at the campus cafe! I had two eggrolls, some chow mein, and sweet and sour chicken. It was super yummy! Once I was done we went to more classrooms and talked about probability. My favorite part of the day was lunch! We left WSU and didn't arrive back at Garry until about 4:30pm. I had a blast, and it was a ton of fun! Thank you for reading about my time at WSU. Hope to share my "College for a Day" experience with you next time!