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 Counts to 100

The first story, Small Number Counts to 100 was inspired by narration from Ms. Rina Sinclair of the Siksika Nation. The story can be shown to elementary school students as a counting practice/puzzle or as a pattern recognition problem. For high school students it can be a way to introduce arithmetic progressions, modular addition, or an idea of number systems with a base different than 10.