The cornerstone of the MC-MAP program is the initial training workshop, which brings together teams of novice Math Circle leaders with their mentors for structured planning and support. The workshop is designed to nurture rapport and community among program participants as well as to demonstrate the kinds of informal, discovery-oriented learning opportunities that are the essence of a Math Circle experience. Mentees learn effective facilitation techniques, learn and familiarize themselves with existing resources for finding quality Math Circle session materials, and gain knowledge of the various administrative aspects of leading a Math Circle program. Workshop sessions address logistical issues (e.g. fundraising, recruiting and advertising, administrative essentials and emergency plans); effectively facilitating a meaningful mathematical experience for participants; and content issues (how to develop or identify a rich problem or activity).
“These workshops offer good company from all over the country – fellow Circle mentors with their own plans – and help me feel like our effort was part of a larger and very positive whole.”
Dates: September 15-17, 2016.
Location: University of Colorado Denver (1201 Larimer Street, 4th Floor)
Dates: September 10-12, 2015.
Location: University of Colorado Denver