Math Circle dates: Fall 2019

Welcome to Math Circle for Fall 2019, at Canisius College's Science Hall (2001 Main St. Buffalo NY). It is a free program where students from grades 5 – 12 can get together to investigate concepts in mathematics! We look forward to seeing you back or meeting you...

Kite Setup

Hi Everyone! Thank you for another great year of Math Circle!  We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you and exploring different math problems with you. As promised, below is a picture of what your kite should look like when it is put together.  Dr. Burns will...

Binary Number Fun!

Yesterday, Tuesday 10/25, Dr. Bisson introduced Squirrel Girl and binary numbers.  Ever think you could count past five on one hand?  Dr. Bisson taught us how to count to 31 on one hand- and yes, a hand with only five fingers!  The students quickly organized...

Math Circle Topics for Fall 2016

Tuesday October 18:   KenKen and related arithmetic puzzles! Tuesday October 25: Squirrel Girl and applied dactylonomy! Tuesday November 1: Chess is a puzzle! ALREADY DONE: September 27: The game of penny jumping October 4: Logic puzzles

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

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  

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:...