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Welcome to NS Math Circles!

Nova Scotia Math Circles is dedicated to enriching the experiences of Nova Scotia students in all areas of mathematics.

Our program vision is to foster enthusiasm for math through interactive, creative, and meaningful presentations.

We offer monthly events at Dalhousie for senior high and advanced junior high students, and visit schools all across the province for free.

Monthly Events: To see our event schedule and sign up for an event, check out our current events. Our previous monthly events are listed HERE.

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

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.

 

Find out more and register HERE.

 

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To read our 2021-2022 Annual Report, click here!

Thank you Eastlink for renewing your Half-Million Dollar Donation!!!

On June 17th, 2014 we announced a partnership with Eastlink. They donated $500,000 to NS Math Circles for the program to further expand its outreach into junior high schools and begin outreach in the elementary schools. In the spring of 2019, Eastlink renewed its $500,000 donation for a further five years, allowing us to continue our outreach, improve our program, and widen our scope. Thank You to Lee Bragg and Eastlink for these generous donations!


Photo Credit: Danny Abriel

Math Circles in the News:

Check out an article about NS Math Circles in Dal News!
https://www.dal.ca/news/2019/06/04/math-circles-celebrates-five-years-with-eastlink.html

Join in the fun today!

Contact us for ideas on how we can best serve your needs. We would love to coordinate with you and give a presentation to your school for FREE!

Contact: Reach us through our form HERE.

 

Many Thanks to our Partners!





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