Sharing Mathematics Conference

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:00 - 16:00

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, B.C.

Sharing Mathematics 2014

Speaker(s):
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
 
Topics: 

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

Schedule:
08:45 - 09:00 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
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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.

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