Nova Scotia Math Circles is dedicated to enriching the experiences of Nova Scotia student in all areas of mathematics.
Our program vision is to foster enthusiasm for math through interactive, creative, and meaningful presentations.
We offer monthly events at Dalhousie for senior high and advanced junior high students, and visit schools all across the province for free.
Join us at our September Math Circles event!
Who: Dr. David Wolfe
When: September 21, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm (NEW TIME!)
Where: Chase Building Room 117, Dalhousie University
What: Clock Arithmetic, Pandigital Numbers, Checkerboards, and Fun Proofs
Take the number 123456789. Now double it. Double it again. And again. No, really, try it. See anything strange happen? We'll
figure out a way of doing arithmetic on a clock that explains why.
I'll also talk about a counting problem on a checkerboard. The
question is, "How many ways can you put checkers on the squares of a
checkerboard so that every square (whether it has a checker on it or
not) is adjacent to an odd number of checkers?" Here's one way on a 4x4 checkerboard:
Rotating the board gives you 3 more ways. How many ways total are
there? You can try other board sizes or even rectangular boards.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to mathcircles @ dal.ca so that we know how much pizza to order!
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To read our 2014-2015 Annual Report, click here! The 2015-2016 report is in the works and will be available shortly.
Click here for the article in Dal News on the event!
Thank you Eastlink for a Half-Million Dollar Donation!!!
On June 17th, 2014 we announced a partnership with Eastlink.
They are donating $500,000 to NS Math Circles over the next 5 years!
We will now be able to further expand our outreach into junior high schools and begin outreach in the elementary schools.
Thank You to Lee Bragg and Eastlink for this generous donation!
Photo Credit: Danny Abriel
Math Circles in the News:
Check out our segment on CTV Morning Live!
Check out an article about NS Math Circles in the Community Herald!
Follow us on Twitter : @NSMathCircles
Check us out on Facebook: NS Math Circles
Join in the fun today!
Contact us for ideas on how we can best serve your needs. We would love to coordinate with you and give a presentation to your school for FREE!
Contact: Svenja Huntemann (Program Director) at email@example.com