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Distinguish Speaker Series: The Math Catcher Outreach Program Workshop by Dr. Veselin Jungic.

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  • Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Math Catcher Outreach Program



 Dr. Veselin Jungic 
 Department of Mathematics
 Simon Fraser University (B.C.)




Abstract: The Math Catcher Outreach program aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily decisions and life-long choices. The storytelling, pictures, models, and hands-on activities encourage young people to enjoy math and help dispel myths that math is boring and solely abstract. The program has a strong First Nation component.

In this workshop I will provide a brief history of the program, describe its components, screen a couple of animated films from the Small Number series, and invite workshop participants to build tensegrities and hexastixs.

Dina Labelle
(519)253-3000 ext.3016