SMACThe SMAC project, directed by Professor Jean-Marie De Koninck at Université Laval, receives funding from the AFC. The mission of the SMAC project is to arouse and reinforce the interest of young people for mathematics and sciences, and to demystify mathematics for the population at large. Show Math, one of three projects run by SMAC, is an educational show about mathematics for young people and the public in general. Show Math has been presented over 70 times through Québec, Ontario, and New Brunswick since 2005.
Canadian Mathematical SocietyThe AFC, in partnership with the Canadian Mathematical Society, provides funding for Math Camps. The Math Camps are mathematics enrichment camps designed primarily for Canadian students in grades 8 through 11. They encompass a rich array of experiences ranging from one-day camps to a full week of activities.
Youth Science CanadaIn partnership with the Youth Science Foundation Canada, the AFC provides funding for six awards acknowledging excellence in the youth science movement in Canada. The AFC Awards, presented at the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair, are given to outstanding projects that demonstrate effective use of mathematics, database manipulation and statistical analysis in investigating or solving complex problems.
Dollars with SenseThe AFC funding supports the delivery of the Dollars with Sense program for Grade 7 students in central Ontario, in partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. Led by experienced business volunteers, students learn about money management, simple investment strategies, and making informed decisions.
The Economics of Staying in School
The AFC provides funding to support the delivery of The Economics of Staying in School program for grade 8 students in Québec, delivered through Les Jeunes Entreprises du Québec. The program helps students develop positive attitudes towards education and the future, and explore the relationship between education and personal goals.
Recognition of Excellence in Data ManagementIn partnership with the Youth Science Foundation Canada, the AFC provides funding for six awards acknowledging excellence in the youth science movement in Canada. The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Awards, presented at the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair, are given to outstanding projects that demonstrate effective use of mathematics, database manipulation and statistical analysis in investigating or solving complex problems. Two awards are given under each age category (junior: grades 7 and 8; intermediate: grades 9 and 10; and senior: grades 11, 12 and CÉGEP).
Science Alberta FoundationDeveloped with support from the AFC, the "Collision Scene Investigation" is one of the modules available under the Science-in-a-Crate program provided by the Science Alberta Foundation. Linked to components of math and physics curricula, it contains seven scientific activities that students use to reconstruct a collision and ultimately determine who is at fault. In doing so, students make use of a range of mathematic analysis techniques.
Through the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Waterloo, the AFC supports MathFrog (Math Fun, Resources and Online Games), a collection of online resources for mathematics education for grades 4 to 6. Funding is provided for expenses related to field-testing with students and teachers, and workshops for teachers.