East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle
Founded in 2017, the East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle (EBMTC) provides meetings for local math teachers, where they can build professional contacts, swap trade information, and connect with local mathematicians. The EBMTC promotes problem-solving in the classroom, continuing professional development, love for mathematics, and opportunities for the community to come together—in a vertically integrated way. We hold regular meetings, at which teachers have a chance to talk over dinner, and then to participate in an exploration of a math problem.
The East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle meets regularly in two locations:
- Lafayette: Stanley Middle School library, 3455 School St.
- Hayward: CSU East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
For more information, please contact Elysée Wilson-Egolf, e.wilson-egolf (a) protonmail . com
Gary Chin, home educator
Michelle Giles, Stanley Middle School (Lafayette School District)
Sandy Portillo-Robins, Community School for Creative Education (Oakland USD)
Elysée Wilson-Egolf, Bentley Upper School
Shirley Yap, CSU East Bay
Facilitator: Tom Davis — has a Caltech BS and a Stanford PhD, both in mathematics plus two years as a post-doc in the Stanford electrical engineering department. He was a founder and principal scientist at Silicon Graphics for 16 years. For the past 20 years he has been busy coaching middle- and high-school students and middle-school teachers to apply problem solving techniques in mathematics. He has also written a number of game-like computer programs for students to explore topics like Euclidean geometry, group theory and surreal numbers.
Topic: “Fractions and Decimals” We’ll work some interesting — and cool — puzzles on the topic. This session will be very useful for middle school teachers.
If you plan to attend, RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/69uStpqXaT5MtEoH3