News Archive

The news archive contains news shorts about members of the Math Catcher project. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

Date News

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Math Catcher's workshop proposal was accepted for the 18th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education, happening from November 22 through November 24 in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Sliammon version of the animated film "Small Number and the Basketball Tournamnet" has been completed. Take a look:


Thursday, September 13, 2012

For this year's iteration of Math Catcher's "Aboriginal Students in Math and Science" workshop, that is scheduled for October 23, the IRMACS Centre will host a group of about 60 Aboriginal high school students for a day of hands-on mathematics. This is the event schedule:

10:00 -10:10 – Welcome session
10:10 -11:00 - "Math Puzzles" with Shawn Desaulniers, Okanagan College
11:00 -11:10 - Break
11:10 -12:00 - "GeoBurst" with Alejandro Erickson, University of Victoria
12:00 -1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 - "Rubik's Cube" with Jamie Mulholland, Simon Fraser University
1:50 - 2:00 - Break
2:10 - 3:00 - "How to cut the cake" with Matt Devos, Simon Fraser University
3:00 - 4:00 - SFU Campus tour 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Math Catcher Project was part of the presentation that the SFU Faculty of Science prepared for Mr. Morgan Sturdy, the Co-founder and the first Chair of ACETECH. The Math Catcher was represented by Jessica Humchitt, Stephani Monkman, and Veselin Jungic.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Blackfoot version of the animated film "Small Number and the Basketball Tournamnet" has been completed. Take a look:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Here is a preview of Simon's work on the newest Small Number adventure.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ms. Betty Wilson recorded the Sliammon version of the story “Small Number and the Basketball Tournament”. The story has also been included in the Sliammon language segment of the First Voices website:


Friday, August 24, 2012

Ms. Loretta Todd and Veselin Jungic discussed a possible contribution of the Math Catcher Program to Ms. Todd's proposal to the APTN for a children's series abouth math and science.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mr. Benson Nookemis from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation recorded his narration of the Huu-ay-ahd version of the story "Small Number and the Old Canoe".

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Veselin Jungic, Jessica Humchitt, and Alejandro Erickson submitted an application to present a workshop titled "Math Catcher Outreach Program" at the 18th Annual Provincial Conference on Aboriginal Education that will be held in Vancouver, BC, in November 2012.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mr. Dexter Anaskon recorded his narration of the story "Small Number and the Skateboard Park". The recorhing is available here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In a lengthy conversation, Donna Kotsopoulos, an Associate Professor in mathematics education at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Veselin Jungic exchanged their experiences with teaching and promoting mathematics among Aboriginal students.  Dr. Kotsopoulos  is a co-developer of the LittleCounters TM Program, community-based program to Aboriginal settings.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mr. Simon Roy has accepted our invitation to do drawings for the animated movie "Small Number and the Skateboard Park". This is great news!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A new Samll Number story has been created! In "Small Number and the Skateboard Park" our hero solves a difficult geometical problem and learns that skateboarders must know geometry.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ms. Isabel Deslauriers and Mr. Elliott Corston-Pine
from Let's Talk Science discussed with Veselin Jungic
the possibility about including the resources developed
as part of the Math Catcher Program into the Let's Talk
Science Outreach Program.
Ms. Deslauriers kindly
offered to translate the three existing Small Number's
adventures in French.