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.
Board Game Geek Out
Saturday, June 1, 2019 3pm to 6pm...immediately following short business meeting for officer elections from 2:45-3:00pm
Burke Centre Library (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FCAG Movie Night: Science Fair
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 pm-9 pm. popcorn and drinks included! Doors open at 6:30.
Families with students age 8 and up. Movie is rated PG.
Burke Centre Library (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA)
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to all, even if you're not a paid member of FCAG, however members get priority registration. Questions? Email email@example.com.
6th Semi-Annual Chess 4 Charity Chess Tournament to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Chess4Charity - Sponsored by FCAG
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