by Terrence Bisson | Nov 6, 2012 | Projects

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...
by Terrence Bisson | Nov 6, 2012 | Projects

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:...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 30, 2012 | Projects

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...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 30, 2012 | Projects

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...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 30, 2012 | Projects

Dr. L. Christine Kinsey, on Star Polygons. We will post the project sheet here soon.
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 24, 2012 | Uncategorized

Here is a link to a list of lots of math contests at different levels: http://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-competition-listing The 2012 AMC 8 Contest will take place on Tuesday, November 13. The 2013 AMC 10/12 A Contest will take place on Tuesday, February 5. The...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 23, 2012 | Uncategorized

Almost any of our math circle projects could be developed into serious student projects. Let’s think about it! Here is some information about local Math and Science Fairs:Also see the MSRI link http://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-competition-listing...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 10, 2012 | Projects

TheMathCircle@Canisius had our second meeting on Tuesday October 9, from 4pm to 5:30pm. We had 6 enthusiastic participants, and we filled up all the white boards at least once. We discovered some 4 by 4 squares, even though those are harder and were not discussed on...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 10, 2012 | Projects

TheMathCircle@Canisius had our first meeting on Tuesday October 2, from 4pm to 5:30pm. We had 5 enthusiastic participants, and we filled up all the white boards at least once. Some good questions about why the same counts show up no matter how you play from an...
by Terrence Bisson | Oct 4, 2012 | Projects

Here is an idea of topics and presenters for Fall 2012 Oct.2: Prof. Terry Bisson on Criss-Cross (a geometric paper-and-pencil game) Oct.9: Prof. Terry Bisson (Canisius) on Sumptuous Squares (semi-magic squares). Oct.15: Prof. L. Christine Kinsey (Canisius) on Star...