## Community

“I want it that way” — Backstreet BoysServices on, and off, campus that members to the club as well as undergrads may be interested in:

### On-campus

Actuarial Students Association at York University (AS^{2}A, or ASAYU), N537 Ross. Information on Actuarial events and exams;

**Latest news**; mirror 2

Student Ombuds Services (SOS), Bethune College

Math/Stats Lab, S525 Ross. Mathematics Undergraduate Office, N519 Ross; Administrative Office, N520 Ross

Coxeter Library, N620 Ross.

Physics Society at York University, at YUConnect, 2010-2011, fall 2010

Chemistry Society at York (CSY), 206 Chemistry Building. latest website

York University Biology Society (YUBS), 111 Lumbers

Board Game Club; Chess Society

Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Keele, et Mathématiques à / and Mathematics in Glendon

NATS-Aid, from the Division of Natural Sciences

ADMS and ITEC PASS Sessions in New College at Atkinson.

Course webpages from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

York University Libraries, Learning Commons is especially useful

York Students Offering Support,

**not**related to Students Ombuds Service in Bethune College

### Off-campus

Math Exam / Education Resources wiki at The University of British ColumbiaWolfram Alpha: A search engine-like portal for the sciences

Kim Maltman’s Mini-Course on Trig Basics

Fields Institute at the University of Toronto

Our twins at The Association of Mathematical and Computer Science Students (AMACSS) at University of Toronto Scarborough, and Math Union at St. George campus, Mathematics Course Union at Ryerson, the McMaster Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Society in Hamilton, and The Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology Math Club in Oshawa

Why U, project by the University of Central Florida

AsapScience, by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown

The web comics, xkcd and Spiked Math, which often have math and science humour

### Mathematical Associations

Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex systems (MITACS)

Statistical Society of Canada

Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA)

Pacific Institute of Mathematics

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

### LaTeX

LaTeX is a typesetting system that allows publishing with emphasis on content over layout. It is especially suited for generating complex mathematical formulas instead of formula editors in most office suites, as well as creating large publications. Google Docs supports basic functions of LaTeX. LaTeX plugins are available for GMail.

There is also MathML, a standard designed for web pages, but is not as widely adopted, currently being overshadowed by MathJax.

#### Set-up information

LaTeX for the impatient: A concise guide to important informationThe Comprehensive T

_{e}X Archive Network

### Software

GeoGebra; USB Drive version is available.KaleidoTile

Kali

Octave, alternative to Matlab

R Project

Sage

Spherical Easel

Statistics software guides on SAS (Statistical Analysis System) and SPSS through York Libraries, and courses through the Institute for Social Research

### Mathematics Education

Quality mathematics teachers are essential to properly educating today’s youth for a world that is increasingly pervaded by mathematics and mathematical-like reasoning. Below you will find mathematics education related-links to resources for the future (or current) mathematical educator. Many educators now strive to integrate many fields of study into groups such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Faculty of Education, York UniversityOntario Association of Mathematics Educators (OAME)

Fields Institute Mathematics, Organizes monthly Education Forums

Canadian Mathematical Society Education web page

Scientists in School

JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) Math

Mad Science

Update, Summer 2016: According to the EQAO (2014) in their “EQAO Provincial Assessments 2014”, math scores for grade 3 and 6 had a four- and seven-point decrease, respectively. The results would be a catalyst for discussions between the government, policy-makers, educators, and other relevant parties in the coming years.

### Math Seminars

These seminars are frequent gathering to discuss research by their members, some of which may be our faculty members! A more comprehensive list is also from the Department.Activities from the Fields Institute at the University of Toronto, most of which are free to attend.

Algebraic Combinatorics, at the Fields Institute.Applied Algebra

Category Seminar,

Center for Disease Modelling (CDM)

Discrete Mathematics

Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems (LAMPS)

Probability Seminar (Schedule at Google Groups)

Set Theory, at the Fields Institute