Bay Area Teachers and Mathematicians


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Bay Area Teachers and Mathematicians


Math Teachers’ Circles


San Benito County Office of Education

460 5th St, Hollister, CA 95023

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

MBAMP - Math Department UC Santa Cruz

1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

San Joaquin County Office of Education

2922 Transworld Dr, Stockton, CA 95206

Proof School

555 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Barrett Elementary Schoool

895 Barrett Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Stanley Middle School library

3455 School St, Lafayette, CA 94549

CSU East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542

American Institute of Mathematics

600 E Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Nora Suppes Hall 103

224 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305

CSU Monterey Bay

Jan
7
Tue
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics | San Jose | California | United States

Session leader: Brian Conrad
Session topic: Pythagorean Triples and Conics

Among the solutions to the Pythagorean equation in whole numbers, some examples such as (3,4,5) and (5,12,13) are generally familiar (and perhaps (8,15,17) is to a lesser extent). Are there infinitely many such triples if we disregard the operation of scaling (e.g., creating (6,8,10) from (3,4,5))? The answer is affirmative in a definitive way: there is a nifty explicit formula that generates all such examples in terms of 2 parameters.

But much more remarkable than the purely algebraic fact of such a formula is that it has an elegant geometric explanation that is the tip of the iceberg on getting geometric insight into variations of the Pythagorean equation (involving ellipses and hyperbolas). This will provide a hands-on introduction to some basic ideas in the fascinating subject of algebraic geometry.

East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School | Berkeley | California | United States

Welcome to our fourth meeting!  Facilitator TBA

Jan
9
Thu
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ TBD
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers' Circle - Stanford @ TBD | Stanford | California | United States

Session leader: Brian Conrad
Session topic: Pythagorean Triples and Conics

Among the solutions to the Pythagorean equation in whole numbers, some examples such as (3,4,5) and (5,12,13) are generally familiar (and perhaps (8,15,17) is to a lesser extent). Are there infinitely many such triples if we disregard the operation of scaling (e.g., creating (6,8,10) from (3,4,5))? The answer is affirmative in a definitive way: there is a nifty explicit formula that generates all such examples in terms of 2 parameters.

But much more remarkable than the purely algebraic fact of such a formula is that it has an elegant geometric explanation that is the tip of the iceberg on getting geometric insight into variations of the Pythagorean equation (involving ellipses and hyperbolas). This will provide a hands-on introduction to some basic ideas in the fascinating subject of algebraic geometry.

Jan
25
Sat
San Francisco Math Teacher Circle @ Proof School
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
4
Tue
East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School | Berkeley | California | United States

Welcome to our fifth meeting!  Facilitator TBA.

Feb
11
Tue
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics | San Jose | California | United States

Session leader: Pedro Morales
Session topic: TBA

Feb
13
Thu
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ TBD
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers' Circle - Stanford @ TBD | Stanford | California | United States

Session leader: Pedro Morales
Session topic: TBA

Mar
3
Tue
East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East Bay MTC @ Berkeley High School | Berkeley | California | United States

Welcome to our sixth meeting!  Facilitator TBA.

Mar
7
Sat
San Francisco Math Teacher Circle @ Proof School
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
10
Tue
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics | San Jose | California | United States

Session leader: Nicolette Meshkat
Session topic: TBA