FCAG Activities

Summer Camp Fair

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Summer Camp Fair in February. Thank you as well to our many vendors for making this year's fair such a success. Check back in November for updates on next year's camp fair.

Upcoming Events

Board Game Geek Out

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 3pm to 6pm...immediately following short business meeting for officer elections from 2:45-3:00pm

Who: Families

Place: Burke Centre Library (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA)

Cost: None! This is a free event, but you must register and space is limited. Registration for members is currently open; registration opens to the public one week prior to the event. To register email your name and number of attendees (with student ages) to fcagevents@gmail.com

About the Board Game Geek Out

Love Catan? Dominion? Chess? Want to try out hot new games like Gizmos, Kanagawa, or Architects of the West Kingdom? We also have great games for younger players. Bring your kids, and a favorite game if you want. Plenty of competitive and cooperative games will be provided so you are welcome to come without games. We will also be providing drinks and lots of great snacks. It's a great chance for you and your kids to play with a large group. Plus you may even discover a new game you absolutely love.

Past Events

FCAG Movie Night: Science Fair

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 pm-9 pm. popcorn and drinks included! Doors open at 6:30.

Who: Families with students age 8 and up. Movie is rated PG.

Place: Burke Centre Library (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA)

Cost: None! This is a free event, but you must register and space is limited. Registration for members is currently open; registration opens to the public one week prior to the event. To register email your name and number of attendees to fcagevents@gmail.com

About the Film

Hailed by critics as immensely likeable, brilliant and quirky and an ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends, and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

Movie runtime is 90 minutes. A brief discussion will follow the movie.

    FCAG presents: Your (Math) Teachers are Lying to You!

    Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:15pm-9pm. PIZZA is included!
    Place: Pohick Library (6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015)
    Cost: None! This is a free event, but you must register and space is limited (details below).

    George Mason University's Geometry Lab will present an interactive math night, in which we play closer attention to our assumptions and question the context of mathematical truths. When does 2 plus 2 not equal 4? Do the angles of a triangle always sum to 180 degrees? Are you sure you can't divide by zero?

    We look at time-keeping on a fictional planet with 8-hour days, we do geometry on the surface of a balloon, and we turn the space around us into a complex number dance floor. And along the way we turn well-known facts on their heads and learn that there is more to mathematics lurking under the surface.

    This event is appropriate for kids in grades 3-7. Enjoy pizza, some socializing with parents and kids together, as well as a fabulous evening of mathematical joy.

    Please register by sending your child(ren)'s name and grade to fcagevents@gmail.com. This event is open to all, even if you're not a paid member of FCAG, however members get priority registration. Questions? Email president@fcag.org.

      Chess4Charity - Sponsored by FCAG

      6th Semi-Annual Chess 4 Charity Chess Tournament to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

      When: Saturday, April 6, 2019. Tournament starts at 10am (registration and sign in from 9am-9:45am). Tournament will last until about 3pm. There will be a simul at the end.

      Where: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 (the JCC)

      What: Charity Chess Tournament. Silent Auction for Charity. Simul with local IM. Pizza & Snacks. Other special guests and events planned.

      Who: All ages (preschool to adult) are welcome. All skill levels are welcome. You don't have to have any experience to play for fun, for charity! IMs and GMs are welcome! Players welcome from all states and locations. Children under 11 must be accompanied by adult. Older children must be dropped off by an adult (16 or above, with valid ID).

      How Much: All Registration Fees go directly to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. $45 early bird price (before March 25); $55 after March 25. These are suggested minimum donation amounts, so feel free to contribute more. It all goes directly to charity.

      Info for Chess Players: Sections: Open (1500 floor), U1600, and non-USCF/beginner. Time Control: SS4 G/25, d3 (Quick Rated). 4 rounds.

      Donations to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are welcome whether or not you can make it to the tournament, If you would like to donate you may do so at Chess4Charity

      Registration is open from 9 to 9:45am the day of the tournament. Advance registration is recommended and may be done online at Register

    • 2019 Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair
    • Panel Discussion: High School Success in Fairfax County
    • Great Math Education: Cultivating Creativity, Joy, and Talent
    • Strategy Game Night
    • Math Event: The Mathemagician
    • Panel Discussion: TJ Experiences with Panelists: TJ Students
    • 2018 Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair
    • AMC 8 Math Fun Night
    • FCAG's Board Game Geek-Out
    • FCAG Math NIGHT! "Really BIG numbers", for kids in 3rd-6th grade
    • The Best and Worst of Middle School in FCPS
    • Competition: Helpful or Harmful?
    • Essential Life Skills For Twice Exceptional Learners: Tools For Social & Academic Success
    • IB & AP Programs: What's best for Your Child?
    • General Membership Meeting
    • Meet and Greet with Dr. Garza
    • Panel on Math Education, "Nurturing Depth in Learning Mathematics: Beyond Checking the Box".
    • Discussion with Intel ISEF Winners

Upcoming Events

Business Meeting -Elections
Saturday, June 1, 2019
2:45 pm - 3:00pm
Burke Center Library
5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke
Immediately precedes game event

Board Game Geek-Out
Saturday, June 1, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Burke Center Library
5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke
Free - Registration required

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