Mar 01

February 23, 2016: our project

We studied an interesting game using 0’s and 1’s:

we made some discoveries: it seems that if you start with an odd number of 1’s, the game ends with a 1; but if you start with an even number of 1’s, the game ends with a 0.

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Do you agree? Here is the project sheet describing the game.

ZeroOnes

Feb 09

Some new articles on old trapezoids

Here are links to two recent articles about trapezoids, related to our Math Circle project for February 9, 2016.

babylonian trapezoids

 

trapezoids in medieval India

Nov 17

Math Circle for Spring 2016 (an up-dated version)

Here is the new, up-to-date list of Math Circle meetings for Spring 2016.

The Math Circle at Canisius College will be in session
the following Tuesdays in the Spring semester 2016:

February 2; February 9; February 23; March 1; March 8; March 15; April 5; and April 12.

Room SH 1053 (Science Hall at Canisius College)

We hope you are on our email list for notifications of cancellations due
to weather or other conditions. But we will also post that information here.

Oct 29

No Math Circle on Nov. 3, 2015

Hi, I thought I would remind everyone that we won’t have a math circle on Nov. 3,
because it is an election day and a lot of the schools are closed. See you on Nov. 10

Aug 26

Canisius Math Circle – Fall 2015

A Math Circle is a friendly gathering for young students, where love for mathematics is the driving force.  Our Canisius Math Circle meets once a week throughout the school year.  For the Fall 2015, we plan to meet on Tuesdays from 4:15PM to 5:30PM in Room 1053 of Science Hall at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.  For directions and a map, see “how to find us”at http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/2012/09/20/how-to-find-us/

We plan to have meetings on Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, and  Nov. 17  (there is no meeting scheduled for October 13 and for November 3).

We welcome students from grades 5 – 12 who want to explore mathematical curiosities and have fun with mathematics. We started in Fall 2012, and we have had many successful meetings, with activities led by Canisius faculty and students, and local teachers.

Mar 13

Math Circles for March 2015

Hi everyone.

March 10, Dr. Burns led a nice Math Circle on algebraic formulas for counting patterns.

On March 16 there is NO Math Circle.

So our last two Math Circles for this semester are March 23 and March 30.

Mar 03

March 3, 2015: Math Circle cancelled

Because of the weather and the closing of schools this afternoon,

we have cancelled the Math Circle meeting for March 3, 2015.

We hope that it will be more like spring next week March 10.

See you then, sincerely Dr. Burns and Dr. Bisson

Feb 24

Art&Math Feb.24, 2015

Hi, our Math Circle project for February 24, 2015 is on Art and Mathematics.

Here are two links concerning area that we might find useful:

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AS1/RefARea.htm

http://www.mathsisfun.com/area.html

 

Jan 13

MathCircle for Winter-Spring 2015

A Math Circle is a friendly gathering for young students, where love for mathematics is the driving force.  Our Canisius Math Circle meets once a week throughout the school year.  For the Winter-Spring 2015, we plan to meet on Tuesdays from 4:15PM to 5:30PM in Room 1053 of Science Hall at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.  For directions and a map, see “how to find us”at http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/2012/09/20/how-to-find-us/

We plan to have meetings on Jan.27, Feb.3, Feb.10, Feb.24, March 3, March 10, March 24, and March 31.

We welcome students from grades 5 – 12 who want to explore mathematical curiosities and have fun with mathematics. We started a few years ago, and we have had many successful meetings, with presentations by Canisius faculty and students, and local teachers.

Please help us spread the word! Anyone interested can register by email at themathcircle@canisius.edu or call 888-3291.

Looking forward to seeing you,   Dr. Barbara Burns and Dr. Terrence Bisson

Nov 18

MathCircle for Nov.18-cancelled

MathCircle for Nov.18, 2014 is cancelled, because of weather uncertainty.

We had a nice semester of meetings, with lots of puzzle days and a talk on symmetric patterns in paper bands.   Join us next semester; we will be posting the dates by mid January.

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