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.

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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

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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

 

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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

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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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Math Circle for Fall 2014

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 2014, we plan to meet on Tuesdays from 4:15PM to 5:45PM 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. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, and  Nov. 18  (with no meeting on October 14).

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 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.

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MC (April 1, 2014)

Our final Math Circle of this semester is April 1 (no fooling!).

It is on rubber-band braiding and links to knots.

(some experts are coming to demonstrate)

Here is a link to a project sheet:

http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/files/2014/04/rubber-bands.pdf

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MC (March 25, 2014)

We had no meeting on March 18 because of Spring break.

On March 25, we did a project on Sudoku and its cousins.

Here is a link to the project sheet:

http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/files/2014/03/mcMarch25.pdf

Our final Math Circle of this semester will be next week April 1 (no fooling!).

It will be on rubber-band braiding and knots (with some experts coming to demonstrate).

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MC (March 11, 2014)

We celebrated pi day a little early, with help from Dr. H.

We looked at the definition of pi, acted out a poetic drama, examined the first 200 digits of pi, and simulated the Buffon needle experiment (with great results).

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MC (March 4, 2014)

The project for March 4, 2014 is “Building Maze-Trees”.  Appearing by request, as a follow-up to our interesting project on mazes in Fall 2013.

Here is a link to the project sheet:

http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/files/2014/03/MazeTreeScan.pdf

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