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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.

NEXT EVENT: September 27, 6 - 7:45pm. (Pizza at 6, presentation at 6:30)
~~~In-person with option to attend online~~~
Speaker: Tom Potter (Dalhousie)

Topic: Dots and Boxes

Abstract: Dots and Boxes is a game invented by French mathematician Édouard Lucas, who first published a paper on it in 1895. Lucas called it la pipopipette. It is generally a two-player game, although it can be adapted to three or more players. The game is played on a grid of dots, and the goal is to form the most boxes by filling in edges between the dots. Dots and Boxes is an excellent introduction to games involving strategy. Learning this game can increase your capacity for strategic thinking, but it is also a lot of fun! We will guide you through the simple rules by going through an example, and then let you play and experiment to see what outcomes you can achieve. If time permits, the audience can play a round against the presenter!


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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:

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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.


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