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Splash Biography



MARK AGUILA, UC Berkeley junior studying math, cs, and stats




Major: Applied Mathematics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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M646: Coloring Maps: An intro to graph theory in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Look at a world map. Each country is a different color. Two countries next to each other are always different colors. What is the least amount of colors you need to color a world map so that no adjacent countries are the same color? Or any map? Learn how this over 150 year old problem has interesting connections to math and graph theory.


M648: Math in the Movies in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Math shows up in movies and TV in a variety of contexts. It might be the math lesson the main character ignores or an insane problem a prodigy solves in seconds. This class will take a look at some math problems that appear in movies that sometimes go unnoticed. We'll look at examples like the math problem from well known movies like Good Will Hunting or Mean Girls.


M649: Multivariable Math: Graphs in 3 Dimensions in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
In high school math courses the Cartesian plane is always the standard for graphs. Every graph is a curve on a flat plane. But what about graphs in 3 dimensions? This course will go into the basics of graphs in three variables. What do they look like? Take this class to find out.


M493: Multivariable Math: Graphs in 3 Dimensions in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Throughout high school math courses the Cartesian plane is always the standard for graphs. Every graph is a curve on a flat plane. But what about graphs in 3 dimensions? This course will go into the basics of graphs in three variables. These graphs in 3 dimensions create solids in 3 space rather your regular old curves on a plane. Take this class to find out what they look like.


M494: Intro to Graph Theory in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
These graphs are not the typical "equations in the coordinate plane" that you have seen before. They are likely much easier to understand. These graphs are a useful tool in GPS navigation, computer networks, and other computer science applications. This class will go into the basics of these graphs.


M495: Math in the Movies in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Math shows up in movies and TV in a variety of contexts. It might be the math lesson the main character ignores or an insane problem a prodigy solves in seconds. This class will take a look at some math problems that appear in movies that sometimes go unnoticed. We'll look at examples like the math problem from well known movies like Good Will Hunting or Mean Girls.


X379: Using Logic to Solve a Computer Puzzle in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
The online logic puzzle Galaxies from Simon Tatham's puzzle collection is simple to learn but harder to master. Master this computer puzzle using logical reasoning skills including ideas such as rotational symmetry, process of elimination, and contradictions.


X380: Learn to Solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
Want to learn how to solve a Rubik's cube? Is the full 3x3 puzzle to daunting? Start small and learn to solve its little brother, the 2x2 Rubik' cube.