STEM Santa Fe Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals

Mathematical

Fun        Puzzles        Games        Prizes

A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. They can address any level of the student, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement.

Samples of Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival Activities

A brown, wooden boat floats on top of wavy water in different shades of blue. There is a red border around the outside.

River Crossings

There are 6 pieces of chocolate arranged in a grid with 2 rows and 3 columns. In the first row from left to right, there is a brown square, white triangle, and brown circle. In the bottom row from left to right, there is a pink circle, a brown triangle, and a pink square. There is a green border around the outside.

Chocolate Fix

Four squares in a 2 by 2 grid, colored red, green, yellow, and blue, labeled 4, 1, 2, and 3, and surrounded by a red border

Jumping Julia

2022 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL
In-person JRMF @ Santa Fe Community College, Thursday, April 14, 2022, Summary Report
Exclusively for Carlos F. Vigil Middle School students

2021 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL

2021 virtual JRMF @ Carlos F. Vigil Middle School students, Thursday, May 13, 2021,  Summary Report

2020 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVALS

2020 virtual JRMF @ Academy for Technology and the Classics, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Summary Report

2020 in-person JRMF @ Santa Fe Community College, Friday, February 21, 2020. Summary Report Open to 7th and 8th-grade student groups from schools in Northern NM

2019 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVALS

2019 JRMF @ Santa Fe Indian School, Thursday, November 7, 2019. Summary Report Exclusively for 7th and 8th-grade SFIS students

2019 JRMF @ Northern New Mexico College, Thursday Friday, May 17, 2019. Summary Report Exclusively for Carlos F. Vigil Middle School students

2019 JRMF @ Santa Fe Community College, Friday, March 15, 2019. Summary Report Open to 7th and 8th-grade student groups from schools in Northern NM

2018 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL

2018 JRMF @ Santa Fe Community College, Friday, February 23, 2018Summary Report
Open to 7th and 8th-grade student groups from schools in Northern NM

2017 STEM SANTA FE JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL

2017 JRMF @ Santa Fe Community College, Friday, February 24, 2017Summary Report
Open to 7th and 8th-grade student groups from schools in Northern NM

For the First Time in New Mexico
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 
Friday, February 24, 2017!

2017 Julia Robinson Math Festival – Santa Fe
148 students in 7th and 8th grade and their teachers

STEM Santa Fe is proud to have brought for the first time in New Mexico the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in Santa Fe. This Festival is meant to inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The Festival introduces kids to the beauty of mathematics by providing interesting, inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking problems.

Quick Facts about Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival:

  • Our mission is to inspire student interest and joy in mathematics through creative and collaborative problem-solving
  • First festival at Google in 2007
  • The festival has been in 16 US states and 3 countries
  • Numerous universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale, etc, have hosted the festival