Immersion Workshop


Immersion Workshop




July 9-13, 2018


2014 Immersion Workshop

2014 Immersion Workshop

Why should kids have all the fun?

Bay Area Teachers and Mathematicians offers a free residential summer workshop for math teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spend a week immersed in fun mathematical problem solving, share classroom experience, and make connections with local teachers and mathematicians!

We offer workshops for new members and teacher leaders. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until all places are filled, or until June 8, 2018.

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Workshop for New Members

Who participates?

The focus is on grades 4-12 math teachers from Bay Area public or private schools. However, we encourage all interested teachers and pre-service teachers to apply. This workshop is for new members of the BATMath Math Teachers’ Circles (i.e., you have not previously attended a residential summer workshop at AIM or Berkeley.) Up to 30 participants are chosen based on their degree of interest in becoming engaged in a community of problem solvers and bringing the culture of problem solving to their classrooms. We encourage all interested teachers to apply, regardless of their mathematical background.

When and where is the workshop?

The workshop will take place July 9-13, 2018, at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose, California. The workshop hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 12 pm on Friday. Participants are lodged in the nearby DoubleTree Hotel during the workshop.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! All workshop participants receive funding for meals and accommodations during the workshop.

What are the benefits?

  • Meet other local math teachers
  • Rediscover the thrill of math
  • Gain confidence with new concepts
  • Get new ideas to use in your teaching
  • Do math like a mathematician

What happens during the workshop?

During this five-day (27-hour) workshop, teachers will be busy doing math throughout the morning, afternoon, and into the evening! Professional mathematicians from academia and industry engage participants with a problem-solving approach to math education. See last summer’s schedule for more information about workshop activities.

How do I apply?

Fill out the online application. Applications are evaluated as they are received and will remain open until all places are filled, or until June 8, 2018. For more information, please contact Hana Silverstein, AIM Special Projects Assistant, hana () aimath.org or (408) 350-2034.

2015 Immersion Workshop

2016 Immersion Workshop



2017 Teacher Leader Workshop

Workshop for Teacher Leaders

Who participates?

The Immersion Workshop for Teacher Leaders is intended for Bay Area math teachers who have been inspired by their Math Teachers’ Circle experience, want to deepen their understanding of mathematical problem solving, and share the experience with their students. To be eligible, you must teach mathematics in grades 4-12 in a Bay Area public or private school. You must also have previously attended a residential summer workshop at AIM or Berkeley. Up to 6 participants will be chosen based on their degree of interest in becoming engaged in a community of problem solvers and bringing the culture of problem solving to their classrooms.

When and where is the workshop?

The workshop will take place July 9-13, 2018 at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose, California. The workshop hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 12 pm on Friday. Participants are lodged in the nearby DoubleTree Hotel during the workshop.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! All workshop participants receive funding for meals and accommodations during the workshop.

What happens during the workshop?

During this five-day workshop, participants will meet in a supportive group environment to write curriculum materials inspired by successful Math Teachers’ Circle sessions. Experienced leaders will guide teachers through the process of testing, refining, and publishing their materials.

How do I apply?

Fill out the online application. Applications are evaluated as they are received and will remain open until all places are filled, or until June 8, 2019. For more information, please contact Hana Silverstein, AIM Special Projects Assistant, hana () aimath.org or (408) 350-2034.