2020/2021 Events

Math Circles events at Dal during the 2020/2021 school year

Below is our tentative schedule for upcoming events in the 2020/2021 school year. Events' timing is from 7-8pm. The events will now be held online in an interactive Zoom meeting.

These workshops are appropriate for senior high and advanced junior high students, but an advanced elementary student could benefit as well.

Check out past events HERE.

March 31, 7-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Asmita Sodhi (Dalhousie)

Topic: Exploding Dots  

Imagine you have constructed a curious mathemagical machine, which consists of several boxes in a row. When you put one dot in the first box, nothing happens. But when you add another dot to the box... BOOM! These two dots explode, and form a new dot in the second box. When we put a second dot in that box to join the first... BOOM! These dots explode too, and form a new dot in the third box. What will happen if we make some changes to our machine, so now we need to add three dots for an explosion? Or more? What mathematics can we learn from this strange machine? In this talk, we'll learn about different ways of counting and arithmetic ideas while playing with Exploding Dots.

This talk will make use of the online Mathigon Polypad so that you can interact with the dots yourself. If you can, please make sure you can either access the Polypad from the same device you're using to join the talk, or a different one! Links to pre-made Polypads to play on will be shared during the talk.


Register for March 31

April 28th
Speaker: Matt Amy (Dalhousie)

Topic: TBA



May 26th
Speaker: Sarah Li (Dalhousie)

Topic: Math and Coding



June 9th
Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA



Topic Ideas?

If you have a request for topics, please contact us. If you have a topic or idea that appeals to you, let us help you explore it! Email our team at mathcircles@dal.ca and we will work it into our repertoire.



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