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: Matthias Beck studied mathematics and math education in Germany and the US, and 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.
Topic: Parking Functions form a fun and easy-to-explain concept in combinatorics with wide-ranging connections, e.g., to computer science. We will work out an approach to count parking functions, and this count in itself connects to other interesting combinatorial objects.
If you plan to attend, RSVP [here – Link soon!].