Great Circles 2009 Schedule (.pdf)
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Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
Time  Topic  Speaker  Location  Notes 
8:00am  8:30am  Continental Breakfast fare and Conversation  
8:30am  8:40am  Welcome, Overview  Robert Bryant, MSRI Director  Simons Auditorium  
8:40am  9:30am  Plenary Talk: What is a Math Circle?  Mark Saul (Bronx High School, Retired)  Simons Auditorium  
9:30am  10:45am Math Circle Demonstrations 
"Collegial Math Circles: a Demonstration and Discussion"  Bob Kaplan (The Math Circle)  Simons Auditorium  
The Divisors of Pascal's Triangle.  Paul Zeitz (University of San Francisco)  Commons Room  
Fractions and Circles  Tatiana Shubin (San Jose Math Circle)  Baker Board Room  
10:45am – 11:15am  Coffee, tea in the atrium  
11:15am – 12:05pm  Great Circles I 
Harold Reiter (UNC Charlotte) Anna Burago (Seattle) Mary O'Keefe (Albany, NY) 
Simons Auditorium  
12:05 12:15pm  Mathematical Diversions  Sam Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University)  Simons Auditorium  
12:15pm – 2:10pm  LUNCH  
1:40 pm  2:10pm  www.mathcircles.org  Brandy Wiegers / Josh Zucker  Baker Board Room  
1:00pm – 2:10pm  Book / Display  Library  
2:10pm – 3:00pm Plenary Talk 
"A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle  the American Experience.What have we learned?"  Zvezdelina Stankova (Berkeley Math Circle)  Simons Auditorium  
3:00pm – 3:30pm  Coffee, tea in the atrium  
3:30pm – 5:00pm  Mathematical Battle  Sam Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University)  Simons Auditorium 

5:00pm – 6:00pm  Reception at MSRI 



Time  Topic  Speaker  Location  Notes 
8:00am  8:30am  Continental Breakfast fare and Conversation  
8:30am  9:20am  Gender, Culture, and Math  Janet Mertz (University of Wisconsin)  Simons Auditorium  
9:20am  10:30am Math Circle Demonstrations 
"Collegial Math Circles: a Demonstration and Discussion"  Ellen Kaplan (The Math Circle)  Simons Auditorium  
“Boxing Dots”  Sam Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University)  Commons Room  
Bottle Blastoff!  Jamylle Carter (SFSU)  Baker Board Room  
Mark Saul (Bronx High School, Retired)  Atrium 


10:30am – 11:00am  Coffee, tea in the atrium  
11:00am – 11:50am  Great Circles II 
Julia Brodsky (Maryland) Tom Davis (Bay Area, CA) Alex McFerron (Chicago, IL) 
Simons Auditorium  Tom's Website Alex's Presentation 
12:05 12:15pm  Awards for Diversions Announcements  Sam Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University)  Simons Auditorium  
12:00pm – 1:45pm  LUNCH  
1:25 pm  1:45pm  www.mathcircles.org  Brandy Wiegers / Josh Zucker  Baker Board Room  
Book / Display  Library  
1:45pm – 2:35pm Plenary Talk 
Implicit Attitudes and Stereotypes matter in Math and Science  Fred Smyth (University of Virginia)  Simons Auditorium  Full Potential Initiave 
2:35pm 3:30pm Panels 
Vertical Integration for Math Circles 
Matt Beck (San Francisco Math Circle), Kentaro Iwasaki (San Francisco Math Circle), Yvonne Lai (University of Michigan) 
Simons Auditorium 

Funding Models for Math Circles 
Blake Thornton (Washington University Math Circle), David Brown (San Diego Math Circle) 
Commons Room 


Adapting Math Circles for different audiences 
Amanda Serenevy (Riverbend Community Math Center), Bob and Ellen Kaplan (The Math Circle), Mark Saul (Bronx High School, Retired), Ken Fan (Girl’s Angle) 
Atrium 


Mathematical Festivals and Team Competitions 
Joshua Zucker (MSRI), Lori Mains (American Institute of Mathematics), Jonathan Kane (University of Wisconsin), Silas Johnson (Stanford University) 
Library 


Evaluating Math Circles 
Fred Smyth (University of Virginia), Brandy Wiegers (MSRI), Irina Mitrea (University of Virginia), Jim Sotiros (MSRI) 
Baker Board Room 


3:00pm – 3:30pm  Coffee, tea in the atrium  
4:00pm – 4:50pm Panels 
Panel Discussion II (Same as above) (Concurrent sessions) 


4:50pm – 5:00pm  Final Remarks 
Kathy O’Hara (MSRI) 
Simons Auditorium 
