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Friday, March 9 • 09:00 - 10:15
Math Catcher Program - Hands On and No Fear Mathematics​ (Div 1 -2) POPULAR!

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The Math Catcher Outreach program aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in
general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in
everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily and long-term decisions. The
storytelling, pictures, models, and hands-on activities encourage young people to enjoy math and
help dispel myths that math is boring and solely abstract.

The program has a strong Aboriginal component that includes school visits, creation of resources in First Nations languages,
math and science workshops for Aboriginal students, and annual month-long academic summer camps for Aboriginal high school students. In this workshop, Math Catchers will talk about each of these activities and share some personal reflections about our experiences working with Aboriginal learners.

In addition, the workshop participants will be engaged in building a mathematical object, solving puzzles, and playing with mathematical toys. An animated film from the Small Number series will be screened.


Veselin Jungic

Teaching Professor, Simon Fraser University
Veselin Jungic teaches in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. Veselin Jungic brings his subject alive for varied audiences – from young to old, from rural to professional, from the most academically challenged to the most advanced students. His No-Fear Mathematics... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 MST
PWA 140