We offer hands-on, experimental math workshops---math labs, for short. Each workshop will introduce an idea with
chalkboard drawings, discussions, and a physical activity, all at least partly done by students. Interruptions
are encouraged; our specific goals are minimal, with questions, ideas, and tangents from students always welcome.
For example, the word "tangent" led to a discussion of tangent lines, a fundamental concept from calculus. |

Many of these math labs were done with homeschoolers in southeast Ohio while homeschooling there, and formed
the centerpiece of "Math as a Liberal Art" university classes for non-scientists created and taught by
Dr. and Mrs. deLaubenfels. |

Workshops that we have done and/or plan to do soon include Moebius strips and topology ("rubbery" geometry),
astrolabes, logarithms and slide rules, logarithms and population growth, tessellations, the Pythagorean
theorem (discovering it with a pair of small jigsaw puzzles), abacus, statistics (precision versus confidence),
binomial probability, networks, and decimal expansions and approximations. |

Each lab will have a maximum of 6 participants. |