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
When: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 5:00-7:30 PM
Where: Lafayette, at the Stanley Middle School Library
Why: Explore rich math, rediscover the joy in learning math, and network with fellow teachers and mathematicians
Facilitator: Cornelia Van Cott is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of San Francisco. Outside of teaching math courses, Cornelia enjoys working with children at math circles and summer math camps. Cornelia also serves on the leadership team for the San Francisco Math Teachers’ Circle.
Topic: Dragons, Frogs, and Chocolate We’ll look at imaginative math puzzles involving dragons, frogs, and — yes — chocolate, among other things. Each scenario will feel chaotic and impossible at first, but the chaos is only skin-deep. Surprising structure and clarity will be apparent once we discover a so-called invariant.
Please: If you plan to attend, RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/0Og9S17QobFFLVgD3