Looking for "Math Circles in the Sky"

December 10, 2017

2017 Canadian Math Society Winter Meeting

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Veselin Jungic was invited to present at the "Using Digital Assets in Mathematics Education and Outreach" session organized by  Barbara Forrest and Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo).

The title of Veselin's presentation was Looking for "Math Circles in the Sky".

Abstract: After giving a brief description of the Math Catcher Outreach Program, I will talk about a piece that is still missing: reaching out to young members of Aboriginal communities across Canada and offering them an opportunity to fully explore and develop their mathematical talents. I will present a possible model of such a program based on modern technology. The model is inspired by the Navajo Math Circles project initiated by Tatiana Shubina, the Masters of Mathematics for Teachers program created by Barbara and Brian Forrest, and by hundreds of Aboriginal learners and their teachers that I have met through the Math Catcher program.