### September 19, 2015

##### Beginner Group: Frank Sotille on How to Solve a Problem

Presenter: Frank Sotille

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Abstract: We will work together to solve and discuss some

interesting puzzles and problems.

##### Intermediate Group: Phillip B. Yasskin on The Candy Conundrum

Presenter: Philip B. Yasskin

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Abstract: A candy company wants to a advertise the large number of flavors that can be made by mixing candies in your mouth. Let’s figure it out.

##### Advanced Group: Kaitlyn Phillipson on Catalan Structures

Presenter: Kaitlyn Phillipson

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Abstract: The Catalan numbers are one of the most common sequences in mathematics. There are many structures counted by the Catalan numbers, and in this activity we take a look at several of them.