As we navigate challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are actively following the guidelines and recommendations
as outlined by Dalhousie University and the public health authorities in Nova Scotia. We regrettably will be suspending all of our in-person activities till further notice.
We are, however, resuming activities virtually.
Monthly Events: Our virtual monthly events are listed 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.
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Thank you Eastlink for renewing your Half-Million Dollar Donation!!!
On June 17th, 2014 we announced a partnership with Eastlink.
They donated $500,000 to NS Math Circles for the program to further expand its outreach into junior high schools
and begin outreach in the elementary schools.
In the spring of 2019, Eastlink renewed its $500,000 donation for a further five years, allowing us to continue our outreach, improve our program,
and widen our scope.
Thank You to Lee Bragg and Eastlink for these generous donations!