National Association of Math Circles Wiki
Joint Math Meetings 2013

Dates: January 9-12, 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Official Website: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm

Math Circle Related Events:

  • Friday (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Reception
  • Saturday(9:00 a.m.-9:55 a.m.) SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers: Demonstration for Mathematicians.
  • Saturday(10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.) SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers: Demonstration for Students.
  • Saturday(1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.); SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Math Wrangle Demonstration.
  • See below for more details.


    Minicourse #3: How to Run a Successful Math Circle.
    Presented by Sam Vandervelde, St. Lawrence University; Japheth Wood, Bard College; and Amanda
    Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center;

    Part A, Wednesday, 4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.;
    Part B, Friday, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    A math circle brings together secondary school students and professional mathematicians on a regular basis to explore engaging topics. This course will focus on the logistics involved in organizing and sustaining a math circle as well as the fine art of conducting lively sessions. Facilitators will discuss how to adapt a promising topic for math circle use, provide tips for keeping a circle running smoothly, and address issues such as publicity and funding. Participants will craft a math circle lesson plan and take away a variety of materials including sample topics and a list of book and Web resources.


    Math Circle Poster and Activity Session
    1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, Marina Ballroom G, Marriott Hotel
    Organizers: Philip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University; Sam Vandervelde, St. Lawrence University; Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University; and James Tanton, St. Mark's School

    Description: Come join us for the chance to experience a math circle firsthand. Math circles vary widely in format and frequency, but they all bring groups of interested students or teachers together with professional mathematicians to investigate and discover mathematics. About ten math circles from around the country will display a poster describing that circle along with a live activity to try out. These activities are intended to provide ideas for lessons to use at your own circle or school. Activities will be designed to either restart every 30 minutes or run continuously.

    The Full Schedule for the Poster Session is available on the SIGMAA MCST Website: Click Here!

    Sponsor: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers


    SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Reception.
    4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday, Marina Ballroom FG, 3rd Floor, Marriott

    Organizers: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers


    SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers: Demonstration for Mathematicians.
    9:00 a.m.-9:55 a.m., Saturday, Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center.
    Organizers: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers

    Description: Come learn about and participate in this Math Circles experience.


    SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers: Demonstration for Students.
    10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m., Saturday, Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center.
    Organizers: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers

    Description: Come learn about and participate in this Math Circles experience.


    SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers Math Wrangle Demonstration.
    1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center.
    Organizers: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers

    Description: Come see how everyone can get involved in this exciting combination of mathematical problem solving, public speaking, strategy, and rebuttal.