News Archive

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Mr. Khelsilem Rivers from the Squamish Nation has kindly agreed to design the bilingual Nisga'a-English booklet Small Number and the Old Canoe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thirty-five participants of the CMS-PIMS Math Camp on the SFU Burnaby Campus attended the presentation titled The Adventures of Small Number.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Adventures of Small Number were presented to the participants of the CMS-PIMS Math Camp on the SFU Surrey Campus. More than 50 high school students followed Small Number in his exploration of mathematics.


Monday, June 25, 2012

The Nisga'a version of the animated film "Small Number and the Old Canoe" has been completed! Ms. Edna Nice from the Nisga'a Nation wrote, "It’s so amazing to see and hear the story come to life through Nisga’a language, very emotional!"

Take a look:


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Two members of the Math Catcher team, Stephani Monkman and Veselin Jungic, volunteered to help Alejandro Ercikson with his presentation at the Vancouver 2012 MakerFaire. Alejandro's booth was a great success. Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed making tensegritis and hexasticks or just playing with Alejendro's creations that were at the display. Congratulations, Alejandro and thank you for your continuing participations in the Math Catcher Program!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In an article titled National Aboriginal Day in Canada, the Math Catcher Program was listed as one of "the ways in which SFU is fostering community, research and student engagement that strengthens Canadian aboriginal peoples’ growth socially, politically, economically and academically." For the complete article click here.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jessica Humchitt, Alejandro Erickson, and Veselin Jungic visited the Sk'elep School of Excellence, Kamploops, B.C. We were wormly welcomed by the principal, several teachers and a large group of students from Grades 5-7.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn recorded his narration of the Blackfoot version of the story "Small Number and the Basketball Tournament".

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Sliammon version of the animated film "Small Number and the Old Canoe" has been completed! Ms. Gail Blaney from the Sliammon Nation wrote, "Wow! This is great! Thank you! What a great resource."

Take a look:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Cree version of the animated film "Small Number and the Basketball Tournament" has been completed! Take a look:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Look for a description of Math Catchers' visit to Bella Bella by Alejandro Erickson:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stephani Monkman, Alejandro Erickson, and Veselin Jungic visited N'Kwala School, Douglas Lake IR 3, B.C. We met with two groups of students who enjoyed watching Small Number's adventures, asking Stephani about studying at SFU, and building tensegritis.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Sliammon version of the second Small Number story has been included in the Sliammon language segment of the First Voices website:

Oshele from the Sliammon Nation, describes the project in the following way, "This is not a traditional Sliammon story but one that could be told in any First Nations communty. The story appealed to us because of it descriptive language and presented a challenge to translate. The story also has a math focus and we hope to encourage teachers to use it." 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Math Catcher Team visited Alderson Elementary School in Coquitlam, B.C. There they met two groups of very knowledgable and enthusiastic sturdents fro Grades 4 and 5.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

We met with two very keen groups of students at SenPokChin School in Oliver, B.C. Here is a photo: