Delving Deeper: Close Encounters with Stirling Numbers of the Second Kind

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Two seemingly unrelated problems—one posed to a class of eighth graders, the other posed to a class of high school juniors—uncover a connection through Stirling numbers of the second kind.


Edited by Maurice Burke, University of Texas at San Antonio

J. Kevin Colligan, RABA Center of SRA International, Columbia, MD

Maria Fung, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

Jeffrey J. Wanko, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Contributor Notes

Martin Griffiths,, who has taught both high school and college mathematics, is a lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is particularly interested in how we teach exceptionally able secondary school students and undergraduates.

(Corresponding author is Griffiths
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