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 Arts, Science and Beyond.

Course Outline:

Within Arts, 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.

In revealing these connections, several mathematical tools are used: these include Arithmetic, Algebra, Logarithms, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics, Combinatorics and even some introductory Calculus—all introduced in an intuitive manner, accessible to any enthusiastic student in grades 8 to 10.

Classes will be interactive, and students will engage in the topic of discussion each week, both theoretically and, where relevant, practically.

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

The connection between Math and…

  • Architecture
  • Ballistics
  • Card Magic
  • Exchange Rates
  • Food
  • Forensic Computing
  • Guessing
  • Insurance
  • Mechanics
  • Mortgages
  • Mirrors
  • Newton’s Law of Cooling
  • The Geometry of Origami
  • Snow Shovelling
  • The Medical Field
  • Tractenberg Speed Math

2018/19 Course Information

This course will be offered September 25, 2018 – April 2019 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

2017/18 Course Information

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

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 $380

Maximum class size is 40 students.
We reserve the right to cancel registrations with a full refund if a minimum enrollment is not reached.

Currently we only open pre-registrations for this course. Once we see that there is a sufficient number of students interested in taking the course, we will open full registrations. Please pre-register using this form:


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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