MATH CIRCLES EVENT

 

Dr. Keith Taylor will give this month's presentation:  Cardinal Sins of the Infinite

The concept of infinity has fascinated people since ancient times. In this math circle, we will carry out a number of activities that naturally involve infinity in some manner. From a practical problem of stacking blocks with maximum overhang off a supporting edge to a totally impractical supernatural tale about a Genie and his pets, we will explore the sometimes surprising consequences of processes repeated infinitely often. Participants should be prepared to do a little arithmetic and some algebra.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attending the event:

- If bringing 5 or more students, it is expected that a parent/teacher/guardian remains with their students for supervision.

- If bringing 4 or fewer students, we prefer if a parent/teacher/guardian remains at the event; however, if this is not possible, please leave an emergency contact number in the RSVP to the event.

Pizza and pop will be served. To give us accurate numbers for food orders, we ask that you RSVP to mathcircles@dal.ca (mailto:mathcircles@dal.ca?subject=RSVP%20for%20monthly%20Math%20Circles%20event) by 10am on October 23. Space is limited. Please RSVP early to guarantee a spot on the list! An overview of all events for this year can be found on our website, https://nsmathcircles.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2232cb852df68c33352b64fa3&id=744c32c761&e=73de8d3b3d (https://nsmathcircles.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2232cb852df68c33352b64fa3&id=c0f7e6df91&e=73de8d3b3d) . Bring your friends, classmates, students, or anyone else who might be interested.

 

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#119 Learning Center, Chase Building