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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.

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest Registration for the 2024 Canadian Math Kangaroo contest is now open! Register by Feb 25 to avoid the late fee. It's a fun math contest for grades 1 through 12. It will be hosted at Dalhousie, in the Kenneth C. Rowe building, on Sunday, March 24.

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: February 28, 6 - 7:45pm. (Pizza at 6, presentation at 6:30)
~~~In-person with option to attend online~~~
Speaker: Dr. Roman Smirnov (Dalhousie)

Topic: What is π?

Abstract: Everyone knows that the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is a constant number that is the same for all circles, and this number is called π. This conclusion can be reached by asking the question: why are all circles similar to each other? Because of this similarity, it is natural to assume proportionality in their linear dimensions.

The fact that the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known since ancient times. The first use of this number's symbol, the Greek letter π, is found in the work “Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos” (“Overview of Mathematics Achievements”) by the English teacher William Jones (1675–1749), published in 1706. The symbol π for the ratio of the circumference to the diameter became widely used after it was employed in the works of Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) — one of the greatest mathematicians in history. His work spans all areas of mathematics and he wrote 80 volumes of research.

We will give a mathematically rigorous definition of π by actually proving that the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter is a constant value.

 

Find out more and register HERE.

 

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To read our 2022-2023 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

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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.

 

Many Thanks to our Partners!





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