Math Camp 2014

Between July 2nd  – August 1st, 2014, the Department of Mathematics, the Office for Aboriginal Peoples and the IRMACS Centre, with the support of NSERC, the SFU Faculty of Science and PIMS offered the first SFU Academic Summer Camp for Aboriginal Students. 

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Small Number and Salmon Harvest

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief.  He lives in a small village by the water with his mother and father. It is a crisp autumn day and Small Number is helping his father to prepare the nets for tomorrow’s salmon harvest.

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School Visits

The IRMACS Centre welcomes the Nass Valley

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Science AL!VE 20th Anniversary Open House!

Math Catchers, Janelle, Ivy, Shawn, Matthew, and Veselin, participated in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Science Al!ve program. Our tables were very busy from the opening to the closing time. Dozens of visitors built hexastixs and tensegrities, played with the mathematical toys, and solved puzzles.

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Small Number and the Skateboard Park

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief. He lives in a big city with his mother and his older sister Perfect Number. Every Sunday afternoon, Small Number does his math homework. When he has trouble with math, he usually asks his sister for help. But this Sunday he has a geometry problem that looks very difficult and he decides to ask his cousin, Full Angle, who studies mathematics at the university.

Small Number and the Basketball Tournament

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief. Twice a week, after school, he goes with his friends to the Aboriginal Friendship Centre. There the boys first have a snack and then they do mathematics for half an hour. Sometimes they do algebra in their workbooks, but usually they play mathematical games. They also love playing basketball in the Centre’s gym and wish to enter a tournament. Small Number demonstrates how a basic understanding of combinatorics can help in all aspects of life, even basketball!