Math Connections in Arts, Science and Beyond – (Grade 8-10 Students)


To inspire a generation of budding mathematicians through exposure to a wide range of math applications in Art, Science and Beyond.

Course Outline:

Within art, science, humanities, sports, business and many other fields, there is math. Each week, in this stimulating class, we will use math as a window to the world, studying the math foundations of these fields. In every class, the focus will be on the connection between math and one or more subject areas (e.g. math and art, sports, ballistics, physics and magic). Each connection has been chosen for interest and applicability, as well as relevance to age and grade-level. Classes will be interactive, and students will engage in the topic of discussion each week, both theoretically and, where relevant, practically. On occasions higher level concepts will be introduced, gently, to enrich learning and provide a taste of what is to come in future studies, and entice students to extend their math education.

The course will also be enriched by guest-speakers, who will discuss their area of work and its math connection. These may include university professors, high-tech professionals and experts in business. A math-related field-trip, in the Ottawa area, is also a possibility. There will be modest weekly assignments and a brief, final, project presentation.

Below is a tentative syllabus (topics will be adjusted as the course progresses):

The connection between Math and…

  • Architecture
  • Ballistics
  • Card Magic
  • Code Breaking
  • Courtroom Evidence
  • Curling
  • Driving
  • Electronics
  • Exchange Rates
  • Food
  • Forensic Computing
  • Guessing
  • Insurance
  • Mechanics
  • Mortgages
  • Music
  • Newton’s Law of Cooling
  • Origami
  • Satellites
  • Snow Shovelling
  • The Medical Field
  • The Tractenberg System

2017/18 Course Information

This course may be offered September 26, 2017 – April 2018 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Maximum class size is 40 students.

Starting in January, classes will be held in Canal Building, room CB 2104.

Last class in the Fall term is November 28.

First class in the Winter term is January 9.

Registration Information

Registration fee is $350 + HST = $395.50
We reserve the right to cancel registrations with a full refund if a minimum enrollment is not reached.


For students with limited financial resources some fee adjustment may be available.

Refund Policy

100% refund prior to September 30th
75% refund prior to October 31st
50% refund prior to November 30th

To request refund, please send an e-mail to before the deadline.


For more information, please write to

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