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

Dec
4
Tue
East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle – Berkeley @ Berkeley High School
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Bay Math Teachers' Circle - Berkeley @ Berkeley High School | Berkeley | California | United States

Facilitator: TBD

Topic: TBD

If you plan to attend, RSVP [here – Link soon!].

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

Session leader: Matt Beck
Session topic: Integer Partitions

MBAMP Math Teacher’s Circle @ RSVP for directions
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
13
Thu
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University | Stanford | California | United States

Session leader: Peter Herreshoff
Session topic: Geometric combinatorics, the binomial theorem, finite differences, the 4th dimension and beyond

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

Session leader: Karl Schaffer
Session topic: Moving with Symmetry

Artists as well as scientists must perceive, analyze, and utilize symmetries in space and time. Symmetry may be found in dance in the way positions of the ensemble of dancers repeat in time, as with a variety of folk dances, but also in the relationships between the bodies of individual dancers in space at any given time. These spatial relationships may utilize symmetry or even asymmetry to create movement sequences which express an enormous range of ideas, stories, or images. We will practice differentiating and performing movements with several types of symmetry, will explore how these symmetries compose in pairs, and use this to construct symmetry group tables and to better understand frieze and wallpaper patterns. This leads back to better understanding of how these symmetries appear within dance composition, but also allows us to examine connections with cross-cultural uses of pattern and symmetry in visual arts, design, and language arts.

Karl Schaffer Bio:

Professional dancer and choreographer Karl Schaffer holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in graph theory, and has taught mathematics at De Anza College since 1989. He has co-directed the Santa Cruz-based dance company Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble for 30 years. Operating under the auspices of MoveSpeakSpin, the company has performed its entertaining and highly physical works internationally, with special focus on dances integrating mathematics and movement. Schaffer and co-director Stern are on the Kennedy Center’s Teaching Artist Roster, and travel frequently sharing their math and dance integration methods in the classroom. Schaffer’s recent concerts include The Daughters of Hypatia, on women mathematicians, which appeared recently at Montalvo Arts Center; Mosaic, on issues of culture, conflict, peace and justice in Palestine and Israel; and Choreocopia, a festival of food, song and dance. Schaffer writes frequently on mathematics and dance, and his writing appeared in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012.

Jan
10
Thu
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University | Stanford | California | United States

Session leader: Karl Schaffer
Session topic: Moving with Symmetry

Artists as well as scientists must perceive, analyze, and utilize symmetries in space and time. Symmetry may be found in dance in the way positions of the ensemble of dancers repeat in time, as with a variety of folk dances, but also in the relationships between the bodies of individual dancers in space at any given time. These spatial relationships may utilize symmetry or even asymmetry to create movement sequences which express an enormous range of ideas, stories, or images. We will practice differentiating and performing movements with several types of symmetry, will explore how these symmetries compose in pairs, and use this to construct symmetry group tables and to better understand frieze and wallpaper patterns. This leads back to better understanding of how these symmetries appear within dance composition, but also allows us to examine connections with cross-cultural uses of pattern and symmetry in visual arts, design, and language arts.

Karl Schaffer Bio:

Professional dancer and choreographer Karl Schaffer holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in graph theory, and has taught mathematics at De Anza College since 1989. He has co-directed the Santa Cruz-based dance company Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble for 30 years. Operating under the auspices of MoveSpeakSpin, the company has performed its entertaining and highly physical works internationally, with special focus on dances integrating mathematics and movement. Schaffer and co-director Stern are on the Kennedy Center’s Teaching Artist Roster, and travel frequently sharing their math and dance integration methods in the classroom. Schaffer’s recent concerts include The Daughters of Hypatia, on women mathematicians, which appeared recently at Montalvo Arts Center; Mosaic, on issues of culture, conflict, peace and justice in Palestine and Israel; and Choreocopia, a festival of food, song and dance. Schaffer writes frequently on mathematics and dance, and his writing appeared in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012.

Feb
5
Tue
East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle – Berkeley @ Berkeley High School
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Bay Math Teachers' Circle - Berkeley @ Berkeley High School | Berkeley | California | United States

Facilitator: TBD

Topic: TBD

If you plan to attend, RSVP [here – Link soon!].

Feb
12
Tue
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose @ American Institute of Mathematics | San Jose | California | United States

Session leader: TBA
Session topic: TBA

MBAMP Math Teacher’s Circle @ RSVP for directions
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This month’s Topic: How many squares are in a grid?

Description: We begin with the simple task of counting the number of squares in a small grid. Then we do as all mathematicians to and will try to generalize to bigger grids, while also exploring related geometric ideas and making connections to other areas of mathematics.

About this month’s speaker, Sean Gasiorek: I am a graduate student in the mathematics department at UC Santa Cruz in my sixth and final year(!) working with Richard Montgomery. I’ve been attending and presenting with the MTC since the 2015-16 academic year. I discovered my love of math in high school thanks to my passionate, motivating teachers, and enjoy giving back to the MBAMP community.

Food:  Refreshments and snacks


  1. Experience the excitement of learning mathematics with a supportive group.
  2. Gain knowledge and confidence.
  3. Rediscover the thrill of learning mathematics for its own sake.

 

Feb
14
Thu
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – Stanford @ Stanford University | Stanford | California | United States

Session leader: TBA
Session topic: TBA

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Testimonials

Over the past 30+ years, I have led hundreds of workshops for math teachers, at all grade levels and all over the country. Among those, the sessions I presented to Math Teacher Circles in San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco stand out. These circles attract participants with a deep interest in both mathematics and teaching, who welcome tough problems and who are likely to take back what they learn to their students and their colleagues. There is no better way to support math education for Bay Area students.
Henri Picciotto

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