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Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon



 

 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

 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

 

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2009

 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)  
Tatiana Shubin (San Jose State University)

 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