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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.

Update: As schools are now allowing visitors again, we are happy to announce that we will be resuming our normal activities, including visits to schools and monthly events on campus. The links on the left can be used to request a visit or sign up. We are also still happy to visit your class virtually via Google Meet and Zoom, particularly for schools that are far from the HRM.

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.

December 8 (In-person and Online)
Speaker: Tom Potter

Topic: Awesome Algebra and Devious Divisibility

Abstract: Algebra is one of the oldest expressions of mathematics, dating back to the ancient Babylonians, and developed as a subject in its own right by mathematicians like Diophantus and Al-Khwarizmi. Algebra can be considered as the study of mathematical symbols and rules for manipulating these symbols, and this is often understood in the context of equations.

In this presentation we explore some fun number tricks and use algebra to illuminate the mathematics behind these tricks. We also do some number theory, particularly some interesting tricks to determine when a number is divisible by various familiar small numbers. We also get a brief glimpse of modular arithmetic, which will illustrate how algebra can be used to answer questions about numbers. Bring pencil and paper!

Find out more and register HERE.


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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

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