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2022/2023 Events

Math Circles events at Dal during the 2022/2023 school year

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest: A fun contest for Grades 1-12! Written at the Chase building at Dalhousie University on Sunday, March 19. Registration opens soon!

Below is our tentative schedule for upcoming events in the 2022/2023 school year. Events' timing is from 6:30pm - 7:45pm. For events with in-person attendance, we plan to serve pizza at 6:00pm. Masks are encouraged when not eating or drinking.

This year, we plan to host events in a variety of formats. Some events will be on campus at the Chase Building, while some may be online-only, and some may have the option to attend either in-person or online. This will allow presenters flexibility to present in a way that's successful for them.

These workshops are appropriate for senior high and advanced junior high students, but an advanced elementary student could benefit as well.

Check out past events HERE.

November 30, 6:00 - 7:45pm (Pizza at 6, presentation at 6:30)
~~~In-person with option to attend online~~~
Speaker: Cali Park (University of Alberta) and Tom Potter (Dalhousie)

Topic: Exploring Probability — Part 1

Abstract: Probability underlies many aspects of our day-to-day life. In this talk, we explore what probability is and how it appears in daily occurrences. We define probability, sample space, and mutually exclusive events, and show how to determine the probability of a basic outcome. We briefly discuss the axioms of probability. Then we'll play Probability Dice-Bingo and discuss the likelihood of a given Dice-Bingo card winning. Lastly, we explore normal distributions and probability in the game Plinko from the popular gameshow The Price is Right.

For those attending on Zoom, there may be some handouts you'll need to print or sketch. These will be sent by email before the event.


Register for November 30

December 14, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Cali Park and Tom Potter

Topic: Exploring Probability — Part 2

Abstract: TBA


January 25, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Sarah Meng Li

Topic: Problem Solving With Algorithms

Abstract: TBA


February 22, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Dr. Hector Baños Cervantes (Dalhousie)

Topic: TBA--related to Graph Theory

Abstract: TBA


March 29, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Dr. Dongho Lee (Dalhousie)

Topic: TBA: related to Logic

Abstract: TBA


April 26, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Erick Lee (HRCE)

Topic: Thinking Recursively with Art and Games

Abstract: Recursion can be found in art, mathematics, games and even computer programming. What is recursion? Join us to find out. We'll explore the concept of recursion while making art with paper and scissors as well as playing a recursive game. We'll also talk about the famous Fibonacci Sequence and how it can be modeled with mathematics.


May 24, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Drs. Danielle Cox & Karyn McLellan (MSVU)

Topic: TBA

Abstract: TBA


June 21, 6:30 - 7:45pm.
Speaker: Thiago de Holleben (Dalhousie) (Tentative)

Topic: TBA

Abstract: TBA


October 26, 6:00 - 7:45pm (Pizza at 6, presentation at 6:30)
~~~In-person with option to attend online~~~
Speaker: Tom Potter (Dalhousie)

Topic: Toads and Frogs

Abstract: Toads & Frogs is a game that is easy to play and fun to explore. We will find the number of moves needed to solve the game, and discover more about number patterns within the game. If attending online, you will need something to write on, like a notepad or whiteboard. If in person, we will supply everything!


Topic Ideas?

If you have a request for topics, please contact us. If you have a topic or idea that appeals to you, let us help you explore it! Email our team at and we will try to work it into our repertoire.



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