Posts Tagged ‘Math Club’

Pi Day 2019

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

This evening, the math club hosted a belated Pi Day celebration event in Science Building. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. But, since March 14 was over spring break, we decided to host the event on March 22, at 7p.m. because …. π can be expressed as 22/7!! We watched the documentary The Secret Life of Chaos, while feasting on lots of pizza and different flavors of Betty’s Pies!

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Math or Magic?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Earlier today, I attended a talk organized by the CSS Math Club. The talk featured Dr Guanshen Ren, Math professor at St. Scholastica and focused on how Mathematics can seem magical when applied in interesting ways to ordinary things. One of the activities that Dr Ren presented on was Chocolate Math wherein a participant could pick a random number between 2 and 9 inclusive, then carry out a number of operations until they would get a 3 digit number that would have the last two digits being the participant’s age and the first being the random number that they picked! Following the talk was a subway meal and chat with Dr Ren.

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Math and Music

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Last week, Dr Qson, the Math Department Chair, gave a talk on the relation between music and math. He began with claim: Pianos are logs! He went on to explore the nature of the waves generated by the strings on musical instruments, connecting this with concepts such as logarithms (logs in short), exponents, trig, and differential equations! The event was organized by the Math Club and we had pizza (lots of it!) and a good time learning about math and music! I was quite fascinated by the flow of the presentation and the new concepts that I learned.

Math Club 2.0

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

First things first, Math Club is not all about math. Today I met with the club advisor, Donna Kirk, who teaches at CSS. We talked on length about ways to improve and revamp our programs this year. We will be working to engage the CSS community in lots of events this semester and grow the club!

Feeling Irrational? Eat some π!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Its Pi Day!!

An irrational number in Mathematics, such as π, is a real number which cannot be as a ratio of two integers, and having an infinite and nonrecurring expansion when expressed as a decimal. Examples of irrational numbers are the number π and the square root of 2.

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