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
Please join us as Emily McCullough leads us through a session on “The Perfect Shuffle.”
Emily McCullough is an East Bay native. She has always loved learning and playing sports and continues to seek out both. Emily’s background is math and math education. She holds a BA and an MA in pure mathematics from San Francisco State University and additionally received a math secondary education teaching credential from that institution. Emily has taught mathematics in many settings including high schools, universities and the Art of Problem Solving’s online school. But Emily is most at home in the Math Circle community where she can fully embrace her dual-identity as mathematician-math educator.
The Hidden Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Behind Perfect Shuffles. Algebra is the study of number systems, their operations and structures; Geometry is the study of figures in space and the relationships between them; Combinatorics is the study of the enumeration of sets of elements. How are these three fields of mathematics related to Perfect Shuffles — the interlacing of an even number of cards after a perfect cut? Join us to find out!