The Mathematics of Game Programming

Science Explorations - York University

Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3

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What's Included

In this course, students will embark on an week long adventure creating their own video game. We’ll deconstruct popular games such as Flappy Bird and Minecraft, to understand the basic mathematical concepts, algorithms, methods, and tools for use in creating video games. Initially, students will be presented with background and mathematical foundations for use in video games. Lectures will be kept to a minimum and augmented with hands-on experiences with examples that are pedagogically relevant. Major topics include Geometry, Vectors and Transformations, 3D graphics, Graph Theory, Computer Programming, and the mathematics of modelling Physics within a game.

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Science Explorations offers fun, innovative and engaging camp programs designed to inspire youth and discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Based out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our camp programs use an discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides campers also get a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

        Our camp takes place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University. Within the university environment, this gives campers the unique opportunity to learn and discover the amazing world of science and engineering . In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or  week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with laboratory visits, faculty presentations, workshops and demonstrations from student groups, and much, much more!

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