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).

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:...

MC (February 11, 2014)

We did a math project called "the game of penny jumping" Here is a link to the project sheet:  http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2014/02/PennyJump.pdf

MC (February 25, 2014)

We did a project called "A Cycle of Differences" Here is a link to the project sheet: http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2014/02/CycleDiff.pdf We did LOTS of experiments. We found an example of a starting square that lasted 8 or 9...

MC8 (November 20, 2012)

Terry Bisson prepared a "Puzzlers" activity sheet: http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2013/01/Puzzlers.pdf and we had pizza!

MC7 (November 13, 2012)

Christopher Eppolito prepared an activity sheet on the arbelos: http://blogs.canisius.edu/themathcircle/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2013/01/ArbelosMCircle.pdf We used compasses!  

TheMathCircle at Canisius, Topics for spring 2013

For Spring 2013, The Canisius Math Circle met on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in SH1053 in the new Science Hall at Canisius College (2001 Main St. Buffalo NY). Meetings were:  Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19 and Mar 26 Here is a brief description...

MC 6 (November 6, 2012)

We have our regular math circle meeting Nov.6 at the regular time and place (despite school closures for Election Day).   Our topic:  Random Walks, with guest presentation by Professor Harry O'Malley. Here are some links for doing experiments:...

MC 5 (October 30, 2012)

We had our math circle meeting Oct.30 at the regular time and place (despite Hurricane Sandy and closed city schools). Our topic was some extra exploration of some of our recent projects.  Please feel free to add ideas to the comments below. From MC 1 we looked at a...

MC 4 (October 23, 2012)

Prof. Mary Ann Harasymowycz (Williamsville N.) gave us project on Catalan numbers.   They are the numbers that come up when you count things in lots of seemingly different problems, from handshakes, from geometry, from parenthesis forming, etc.   They also come up in...