## Santa Cruz Math Teachers’ Circle

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Math Teachers’ Circle! Founded in 2009, our mission is to promote a culture of mathematical problem solving among teachers in Santa Cruz County, as well as to provide a forum to discuss curriculum and classroom issues in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet once per month to explore a math problem chosen or developed by a math professor at UC Santa Cruz. These math problems will be challenging, enjoyable, fascinating, and accessible to those with a knowledge of basic algebra and arithmetic.

The Santa Cruz MTC meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Meetings are free, and include dinner. Teachers can earn PD units for attendance.

### Location

A different member hosts a meeting each month, either in their classroom or at their home.

### Contact

For more information, please contact Judith Montgomery, *judithm (a) ucsc . edu*

### Leadership Team

Sumita Jaggar, Scotts Valley Middle School

Jordan Johnson, Teacher, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep School

Judith Montgomery, Monterey Bay Area Math Project

Martin Weissman, University of California at Santa Cruz

### Upcoming Events

**Speaker**: Paul Zeitz, Math Professor at University of San Francisco, co-founder of Proof School, SF Math Circle, and Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad.

**Topic**: Mathematical Magic for Muggles

Learn how the simplest of mathematical ideas, like “an odd plus an odd is even” and “x + -x = 0” can help us to craft magic tricks that seemingly bestow superhuman powers on us. No skill required!

**Speaker**: Paul Zeitz, Math Professor at University of San Francisco, co-founder of Proof School, SF Math Circle, and Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad.

**Topic**: Mathematical Magic for Muggles

Learn how the simplest of mathematical ideas, like “an odd plus an odd is even” and “x + -x = 0” can help us to craft magic tricks that seemingly bestow superhuman powers on us. No skill required!