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University of Waterloo Math Prof Visits

On Feb. 7, Mr.  Mike Eden, Lecturer  from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario visited our Calculus AB and Pre Calculus Math 11 Honours classes. What a pleasure it was to watch, Mr. Eden work with our students to make the math problem solving and math contest questions seem so easy. It was also fun to watch Mr. Eden teach the students from his ipad which he used to display the math problems. Mr. Mike Eden is Associate Director of  CEMC, The Centre for Education in  Mathematics and Computing. Our school is a zone champion in the contests from the University of Waterloo.  Fraser Heights students compete in the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat contests as well as Fryer, Galois,  Hypatia , Euclid, and Gauss.

  Mr. Eden  was an inspiration for our students as he helped them to solve problems that were very similar to problems on the April 2011 Euclid Math contest.  He explained that math is extemely cumulative and that problem solving builds on previous knowledge.  He worked with the students on algabra, geometry and  perfect square problems. He also explained that you could not use iTunes without math. Prime numbers and encryption is the whole idea behind transactions on the internet.  Mr. Eden delivered his lessons in a relaxed non threatening way that helped students to enjoy the problem solving. We appreciate the University of Waterloo outreach and the visit of Mr. Eden. What a wonderful math class.

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Math Challengers

Each friday at lunch approximately 25 math students meet with Math teacher and coach, Mrs. Pervin Buhariwala to work on Math Challenger. The students and the teacher are all volunteering their time once a week to prepare for competitions coming up in February at SFU.  As they get closer to exam time, they will be meeting two lunch hours a week. Its great to see the students are getting excellent results. Fraser Heights Math Challenger students in grade 8 and 9 are among the top ten schools in BC. I am so impressed by their dedication.

The past Math Challengers contest  results are on the URL: http://www.apeg.bc.ca/mathchallengers/Results.html
Fraser Heights participated in the Math Challengers contest since 2010 only so this will be our third year of participation. Students are excited and work very hard. We are looking forward to more great results. 

For more info on Fraser Heights Math Challenger contact:  Pervin D. Buhariwala <buhariwala_p@sd36.bc.ca>