## AIM Math Teachers’ Circle – San Jose

Founded in 2006 at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), the AIM Math Teachers’ Circle is the original member of the national Math Teachers’ Circle Network.

Every month from September to April (except December), the AIM Math Teachers’ Circle will offer meetings for math teachers interested in exploring accessible, exciting topics in mathematics and learning about a problem-solving approach to teaching math. Meetings are also held on selected Saturday mornings. Meetings include lunch or dinner, which is complimentary.

We’ll make some beautiful conjectures – some of which might be totally false. Then we’ll celebrate the human gift of erring and come up with some more conjectures. Let’s remove the stigma of failure from the classroom by celebrating false conjectures and interesting errors. Mathematics should be physically beautiful. Engage an extra 10-20% of students by keeping things beautiful.

### Location

American Institute of Mathematics, 600 E. Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA 95112. We are on the second floor of the Fry’s Electronics Home Office (on the other side of the building from the Fry’s store entrance). You can park anywhere in the Fry’s lot adjacent to Brokaw Rd.

### Contact

Sonya Kohli, American Institute of Mathematics, *skohli (at) aimath . org*

### Leadership Team

Brian Conrey, American Institute of Mathematics

Tom Davis, San Jose Math Circle

Mary Fay-Zenk, Miller Middle School (retired)

Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University

Josh Zucker, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

### Upcoming Events

**Session leader**: Matt Beck

**Session topic**: Integer Partitions

About the leader:

Matthias Beck studied mathematics and math education at the University of Würzburg (Germany), SUNY Oneonta, and Temple University, and after postdoctoral positions at Binghamton University (SUNY), the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, is now a professor at San Francisco State University. His research is in discrete & computational geometry, and numerous of his publications involved collaborative research with undergraduate and graduate students. Matt was one of the co-directors of the San Francisco Math Circle for about 10 years, as well as the PI of an NSF GK-12 project at San Francisco State, which supported graduate students and K-12 teachers in their education, research and outreach activities (including the San Francisco Math Circle). Matt was honored with the Mathematical Association of America’s Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2013. He has enjoyed visiting many math and teacher circles over the last two decades.

Apply now for the BATMath Immersion Workshop, a free residential summer program for math teachers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area!

The workshop takes place July 8-12, 2019, at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose. All workshop participants receive full funding for meals and lodging at a nearby hotel during the workshop.

Applicants 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.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until all places are filled, or until June 7, 2019.

For more information or to apply, please visit https://batmath.org/calendar/workshop/.

### American Institute of Mathematics

600 E Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA 95112