## Sharing Mathematics Conference

#### Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:00 - 16:00

#### Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, B.C.

## Sharing Mathematics 2014

Speaker(s):**
Veso Jungic** (

*Simon Fraser University*) Making Hexastix

**Kristin Garn**(

*Mathtoons Media)*Daily Quests: Gamification and Math Practice

**John Grant McLoughlin**(

*University of New Brunswick*) Enriching the Student Experience: Informal Assessment, Activities, and other Teaching Ideas

**Greg Schlitt**(

*University of the Fraser Valley*) Technical Reports in Calculus I and II

**Judy Larsen**(

*University of the Fraser Valley*) Sharing About Flipping

**Louis P. Saumier**(

*University of Victoria*) Flipping Vector Calculus

**Jan Verster**(

*Kwantlen Polytechnic University*) Kwantlan's Math Problem of the Week

Topics:

Attention-Grabbing (and Mathematically Fruitful) Activities In and Around the Post-Secondary Classroom

Schedule:

08:45 - 09:00 *Welcome, Announcements*

09:00 - 10:00 **Veso Jungic** *Making Hexastix with Math Catchers*

10:05 - 10:35 **Kristin Garn** *Daily Quests: Gamification and Math Practice*

10:40 - 11:00 *Break*

11:00 - 12:00 **John McLoughlin** *Enriching the Student Experience: Informal Assessment, Activities, and other Teaching Ideas*

12:00 - 13:00 *Lunch*

13:00 - 13:40 **Greg Schlitt** *Technical Reports in Calculus I and II*

13:45 - 14:25 **Judy Larsen** *Sharing About Flipping*

14:30 - 14:45 *Break*

14:45 - 15:25 **Louis-Philippe Saumier Demers** *Flipping Vector Calculus*

15:30 - 16:00 **Jan Verster** *Kwantlen's Math Problem of the Week*

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### Abstracts

**Veso Jungic** *Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC*

**Making Hexastix with Math Catchers**

The word hexastix refers to a highly symmetrical object that contains three mutually intersecting hexagonal prisms. Building a hexastix is a little engineering exercise that produces a beautiful mathematical sculpture.

The main goal of the Math Catchers Outreach Program is to promote mathematics in general and hands-on and no-fear mathematics in particular among elementary and high school students in British Columbia. Over the last two years the program has reached about 3000 students across the Province.