# Sharing Mathematics Conference

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, B.C.

## Sharing Mathematics 2014

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Veso Jungic

Veso Jungic

*Simon Fraser University*) Making Hexastix

**Kristin Garn**(

*Mathtoons Media)*Daily Quests: Gamification and Math Practice

**John Grant McLoughlin**(

*University of New Brunswick*) Enriching the Student Experience: Informal Assessment, Activities, and other Teaching Ideas

**Greg Schlitt**(

*University of the Fraser Valley*) Technical Reports in Calculus I and II

**Judy Larsen**(

*University of the Fraser Valley*) Sharing About Flipping

**Louis P. Saumier**(

*University of Victoria*) Flipping Vector Calculus

**Jan Verster**(

*Kwantlen Polytechnic University*) Kwantlan's Math Problem of the Week

Attention-Grabbing (and Mathematically Fruitful) Activities In and Around the Post-Secondary Classroom

*Welcome, Announcements*

09:00 - 10:00

**Veso Jungic**

*Making Hexastix with Math Catchers*

10:05 - 10:35

**Kristin Garn**

*Daily Quests: Gamification and Math Practice*

10:40 - 11:00

*Break*

11:00 - 12:00

**John McLoughlin**

*Enriching the Student Experience: Informal Assessment, Activities, and other Teaching Ideas*

12:00 - 13:00

*Lunch*

13:00 - 13:40

**Greg Schlitt**

*Technical Reports in Calculus I and II*

13:45 - 14:25

**Judy Larsen**

*Sharing About Flipping*

14:30 - 14:45

*Break*

14:45 - 15:25

**Louis-Philippe Saumier Demers**

*Flipping Vector Calculus*

15:30 - 16:00

**Jan Verster**

*Kwantlen's Math Problem of the Week*

### Abstracts

**Veso Jungic** *Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC*

**Making Hexastix with Math Catchers**

The word hexastix refers to a highly symmetrical object that contains three mutually intersecting hexagonal prisms. Building a hexastix is a little engineering exercise that produces a beautiful mathematical sculpture.

The main goal of the Math Catchers Outreach Program is to promote mathematics in general and hands-on and no-fear mathematics in particular among elementary and high school students in British Columbia. Over the last two years the program has reached about 3000 students across the Province.