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
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
Please join us at the Morgan Hill Math Teachers’ Circle on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, for dinner and problem solving! Dr. Brian Conrey, Director of AIM, and Kelley Barnes, Morgan Hill Math, will be leading the session “Derangements.” A derangement is a rearranging of items such that no item is in its original place. We will work with both experimental and theoretical probability, investigate patterns, make predictions, and identify transferable problem-solving strategies. This lesson also relates to the inclusion exclusion principle that we explored last month!
Facilitator: Bruce Cohen — After over 25 years of teaching high school math (primarily geometry and calculus using a student centered, group work approach), I “graduated” from Lowell High School in June 2018. Last Fall at SFSU and this Spring at USF, I have been co-teaching number theory, focusing on setting inquiry-based learning tasks. I’ve been involved with both student and teacher math circles for many years, and currently serve on the leadership team of the SFMTC. Graduation has also allowed me to spend more time with my three young granddaughters.
Topic: Exploring Arithmetic Functions — An arithmetic function is a function where the domain (input set) is the positive integers. An example would be d(n), a function that returns the number of (positive) divisors of n. So d(12)=6 because 1,2,3,4,6, and 12 are the divisors of 12. We’ll begin with an exploration of some modular arithmetic (e.g. clock arithmetic, 10+4=2 on a 12 hour clock) that will motivate the definition of a very useful arithmetic function. We’ll look for ways to efficiently compute the value our function without actually counting.
If you plan to attend, RSVP [here – Link soon!].
Topic to be determined.
Join us as we explore how simple addition can lead to a dazzling variety of sophisticated patterns.
Topic: 2 = 1 + 1 and other compositions
Speaker: Joshua Zucker has been leading math circles since 1998 and is part of the team that began the math teachers’ circle program in 2006. In recent years he has run the Big Sur marathon and been a member of team USA at the world sudoku championships.
Food: Refreshments and snacks