"It was a perfect combination of new ideas and concepts that the students should already know. I really think it may inspire some of them to want to learn a little more about math."

  • Fractals
  • Math Curse
  • G is for Googol
  • Fractals and Dynamics
  • Probabilistic Paradoxes
  • Voting and Mathematics
  • Mathematical Perspectives
  • Patterns in Pascal's Triangle
  • Making Decisions Using Math
  • Knots, Links, and Braids, Oh My!
  • Dynamical Systems and Chaos Theory
  • The Secrets of Algebraic Coding Theory

Pathways is a Los Angeles area mathematics outreach program based in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. All of our volunteers are professional mathematicians who are eager to share their love of mathematics with elementary, junior high, and high school students.

Pathways:  Jon Jacobsen


Our 40-50 minute presentations are designed to expose students to parts of mathematics that are often unseen outside of college, but that are nonetheless accessible and often incredibly eye-opening. There is absolutely no cost for a visit from Pathways, and no group is too big or too small. We are also happy to work with individual teachers to tailor our presentations to meet the needs of different groups.


If you are interested in having Pathways visit your class or math club, or if you have any questions about Pathways, please send an email to pathways AT math.hmc.edu. You may also want to check out our Pathways Presentations page where you can find detailed information (e.g., titles, abstracts, and suggested grade levels) about several of the talks listed to the left. We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Sage Hill School
  • The Webb Schools
  • Claremont High School
  • Chaparral Elementary School
  • Rancho Cucamonga High School
  • Los Altos High School
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • Diamond Bar High School
  • Bonita High School
  • Mark Twain Middle School
  • Ramona Junior High School
  • Westwood Charter Elementary School
  • Vistamar School
  • Foothill Country Day School
  • Schurr High School
  • Winward School
  • Holy Name of Mary Elementary School
  • Stanton Elementary School
  • MESA at El Camino College
  • Magnolia Elementary School
  • Century Academy for Excellence
  • Stanton Elementary School
  • Cortez Mathematics and Science Magnet School
  • Walnut High School
  • Alverno High School
  • Locke High School
  • Paloma Elementary School
  • Immaculate Conception Elementary School
Pathways is funded by a grant from the Harvey Mudd College Office of Institutional Diversity.

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