AARMS-Girl Guides STEM camps
In collaboration with the Girl Guides of Atlantic Canada, AARMS organizes an annual provincial scale camp for girls aged 9-17. The first such camp is at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from May 12-13, 2018. Over 500 girls will take part in STEM based mini-workshops including topics such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Coding with Drones, and Geometrical Art. The 2019 edition of the camp is scheduled to take place at Dalhousie University. More information
Acadia University math outreach for middle and high school students
Acadia faculty and students will undertake four related outreach activities aimed at students in grades 7 – 12 in the Annapolis Valley and beyond. In previous years, these activities have been successfully undertaken with support from AARMS. The activities include i) class visits to grade 7 and 8 students; ii) math buffet events for grade 9-12 students, held at Acadia; iii) NS math league; iv) summer math camp, in partnership with Dalhousie. More information
Dalhousie – AARMS Math Challenge Club
The Dalhousie – AARMS Math Challenge Club is now entering its third year. We have started with a registration of 25 students in both the junior club and the senior club. Both clubs provide a fun environment for students to explore new mathematical concepts and begin to form a community of problem solvers. We participate in various contests throughout the year, but the emphasis is on developing problem solving skills and creativity as a community. The only requirement to join the club is that a student likes to do mathematics and wants to learn more. More information
Extending Mathematical Appreciation Through Outreach
This outreach program in New Brunswick has been directed at widening the lens for viewing and experiencing mathematics. Much of the effort has featured visits to classrooms or mathematical events in school settings, particularly elementary and middle schools. Events in community spaces such as public libraries and STEAM Expo have included recreational math exhibits, poster presentations, and lectures over the years. For more information contact John McLoughlin (University of New Brunswick).
Mathematics in the World: Bringing Applied Mathematics to High School Classrooms
This series of interactive lectures to high school students aims to show a variety of exciting applications and uses of mathematics, spanning from everyday reasoning to fascinating research that attempts to unravel the complexity of the world around us. The lectures span the topics of law, music, science, economics, and beyond, and rather than delving into mathematical details, aims to survey these applications of mathematics in an accessible way. Through this, increased motivation and engagement with mathematics is encouraged. The speaker is from St. Francis Xavier University. For more information contact Ryan Lukeman (St. Francis Xavier University).
Nova Scotia Math League
The Nova Scotia High School Math League is designed to stimulate and challenge high school students across the province. The NSML is based on the very successful Newfoundland Math League which has been running since 1987. The first game was run in Halifax in 2002 by Richard Hoshino and Sarah McCurdy. Since then there has been no looking back. More information
Show Me Your Math
Show Me Your Math is a program that invites Aboriginal Students in Atlantic Canada to explore the mathematics that is evident in their own community and cultural practices. Through exploring aspects of counting, measuring, locating, designing, playing, and explaining, students discover that mathematics is all around them and is connected to many of the cultural practices in their own communities. Each year students gather for the annual math fair and celebrate the work they have done. More information