Society Investigating Mathematical
Brings together high-school mathematics teachers and students from all over the greater
Toronto area (a unique opportunity to regularly meet other teachers with
Investigates recreational mathematics problems as well as the deeper
mathematical ideas which arise from these problems.
Each SIMMER meeting features a keynote presentation
by an invited speaker, along with a lively discussion of related recreational
mathematics problems and ideas. All this takes place over the course of a light
supper and refreshments.
SIMMER holds its
monthly meetings at the Fields Institute, at 222 College Street, Toronto (directions
and parking information below), from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m., Cost: $7/teachers,
$5/students (for a
light supper to be paid on the day).
To make the planning of this event more
efficient, R.S.V.P.s, either online,
by telephone, by fax, by e-mail or
by mail (printable form available below) would be greatly
All interested mathematics teachers and students in your school are invited to
attend SIMMER activities.
Next SIMMER Meeting:
"SIMMER/SOAR 2001 Reunion"
Saturday, October 13, 2001, 2-5pm
At the Fields Institute
all, do parallel lines
Jenya Soprounova, Ivan Soprounov, & Kiumars Kaveh
(Mathematics, University of Toronto)
Saturday, October 13, 2001, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., (location to be
consensus was reached at the ‘International Congress on Parallelism’:
you crazy? Parallel lines do not intersect.”
Pablo the painter: “They
do meet at the horizon.”
Jack the locoman: “Ugh,
they better not intersect!”
Aliens from spheroidal universe: “&@^%*&! What are you talking about? Any two lines intersect.
Continuing to SOAR into mathematics, we will try to
clarify this matter.
we did not forget about the SOAR 2001 “Reunion
Problems”. You will have a chance to present your brilliant ideas.
Here are some printable
posters, forms and notes!
the Fields Institute
The Fields Institute building (222 College Street, Toronto) is
located along the southern border of the University of Toronto's St. George
(downtown) campus, on the north side of College Street just west of St. George
Street, between University Avenue and Spadina Avenue. Parking is available in
a pay lot located across the street (College St.), or underground at the
Clarke Institute, one block west of the Fields Institute (entry from Spadina
Ave., just north of College). Parking behind the Fields Institute is NO
The building is three blocks west of the Queen's Park subway station.
All interested mathematics teachers and students in your school are
invited to attend SIMMER activities.
See you there!
This page was last updated: October 04, 2001