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Math Catcher unveils more movie magic

December 05, 2012
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SFU mathematicians collaborating with graphic artists, writers and videographers will unveil their latest video creation in a multi-media project called Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling on Friday, Dec. 7, 2:45-4:30 pm. The general public and SFU community members are invited to a free premiering of Small Number and the Skateboard Park at SFU’s IRMACS Centre, the fourth under-four-minutes video in the Math Catcher series. The animated film, which features a small Aboriginal boy discovering his culture’s traditions as he takes on math challenges, will be screened during IRMACS’ Community Christmas Celebration.

Veselin Jungic is an SFU senior lecturer in math and one of the creators of the Math Catcher project’s videos, stories and online teaching tools. He can talk about the success the project is having in engaging Aboriginal youth of all ages in math learning. In this new video, Small Number’s cousin Full Circle — a math student and a skateboarder — helps Small Number discover geometry in some unexpected urban places.

The IRMAC Centre is located in the upper floor of the Applied Sciences Building, ASB10900.

The other videos created so far in this six-part series are Small Number Counts to 100Small Number and the Old Canoe and Small Number and the Basketball Tournament.

Veselin Jungic, 778.822.3340, vjungic@irmacs.ca

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