Joint Math Meetings 2017

Dates: January 4-7, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Marriott Atlanta Marquis. Atlanta, Georgia.

Official Website: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm

Make sure to follow the Math Circle JMM events online, https://www.facebook.com/MathCircles.

This is especially a great way to connect for those of you who can't join us this year.

**Math Circle Events:**

- Thursday, January 5, 2017 (5:30 p.m-6:00 p.m.) SIGMAA MCST Business Meeting Location: International 2, International Level, Marriott Marquis
- Friday, January 6, 2017 (8:00 a.m.-10:35 a.m.) MAA Session on Unexpected Topics for a Math Circle I Location: Room A701, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
- Friday, January 6, 2017 (1:00 p.m.-3:35 p.m.) MAA Session on Unexpected Topics for a Math Circle II Location: Room A701, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
- Friday, January 6, 2017 (4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.) National Association of Math Circles Happy Hour Location: TBA
- Saturday, January 7, 2017 (11:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m.) SIGMAA on MCST Math Circle Demonstration Location: Regency Ballroom V, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency
- Saturday, January 7, 2017 (1:00 p.m-2:30 p.m.) SIGMAA on MCST Math Wrangle Location: Regency Ballroom V, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency

See below for more details and Check out the google calendar of all these Math Circle related events.

Friday, January 6, 2017 (8:00 a.m.-10:35 a.m.)

Location: Room A701, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis

*Organizers:*

Robert M. Klein, Ohio University

Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University

Unexpected Topics for a Math Circle, organized by Robert M. Klein, Ohio University, and Phillip Yasskin, Texas A&M University; Friday morning. While many math circle session topics have become well used and well known, presenters will share session topics that focus on areas, fields, or contexts not typical in math circles. Topics might include art, scientific applications, literature, or other surprising contexts. Sponsored by the SIGMAA MCST.

*Presentations Include:*

8:00 a.m.

What's in a Logo?

Christopher Goff*, University of the Pacific

8:20 a.m.

Finite Projective Planes and Applications.

Martin J Strauss*, University of Michigan

8:40 a.m.

Complex behavior from simple rules - cellular automata for Math Circles.

Mark C Hughes*, Brigham Young University

9:00 a.m.

The magical way to learn mathematics.

Maria S. Nogin*, California State University, Fresno

Adnan H. Sabuwala, California State University, Fresno

9:20 a.m.

Math Circles for Integrated STEM Learning Communities.

Celil Ekici, University of the Virgin Islands

Christopher Plyley*, University of the Virgin Islands

Cigdem Alagoz, University of the Virgin Islands

Angie Estien, University of the Virgin Islands

9:40 a.m.

The Missing `M' in STEM: A Math Circles & Modeling Approach.

James C Taylor*, Math Teachers' Circle of Santa Fe

Nicholas Bennett, Math Teachers' Circle of Santa Fe

10:00 a.m.

Different Angle.

Tatiana Dezbah Shubin*, San Jose State University

10:20 a.m.

Discussion

Friday, January 6, 2017 (1:00 p.m.-3:35 p.m.)

Location: Room A701, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis

*Organizers:*

Robert M. Klein, Ohio University

Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University

Unexpected Topics for a Math Circle, organized by Robert M. Klein, Ohio University, and Phillip Yasskin, Texas A&M University; Friday morning. While many math circle session topics have become well used and well known, presenters will share session topics that focus on areas, fields, or contexts not typical in math circles. Topics might include art, scientific applications, literature, or other surprising contexts. Sponsored by the SIGMAA MCST.

*Presentations Include:*

1:00 p.m.

Fold, cut, and problem solve: A Math Teachers' Circle sampling.

Angie Hodge*, University of Nebraska Omaha

Dylan Sorrell, University of Nebraska Omaha

1:20 p.m.

Pancakes, Music, and Games in MTC Dubuque.

Amanda H Matson*, Clarke University

Jonas Meyer, Loras College

1:40 p.m.

Math Circle Artifacts at the Bard Math Circle.

Japheth Wood*, Bard College

2:00 p.m.

Dancing in Math Circles.

Mary L. Garner*, Kennesaw State University

Virginia Watson, Kennesaw State University

Beth Rogers, Kennesaw State University

2:20 p.m.

A grid of liars.

Ryan W. Morrill*, University of Alberta

2:40 p.m.

Triangles, Squares, and Segregation: Introducing social issues through math.

Anne M. Ho*, Coastal Carolina University

Tara T. Craig, Coastal Carolina University

3:00 p.m.

CryptoClue.

Sharon K. Robbert*, Trinity Christian College

3:20 p.m.

Impact of the Southwest Chicago Math Teachers' Circle on the Disposition of Teachers Toward Mathematics and Toward the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics.

Angela Antonou*, University of St. Francis

Rita Patel, College of DuPage

Amanda Harsy, Lewis University

Dave Klanderman, Trinity Christian College

Kristen Schreck, Saint Xavier University

Amanda Snooks, St. Bede School

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Location: International 2, International Level, Marriott Marquis

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Friday, January 6, 2017 (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Location: TBA

Saturday, January 7, 2016 (11:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m.)

Regency Ballroom V, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency

A math circle is an enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. Circles foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics. This demonstration session offers the opportunity for conference attendees to observe and then discuss a math circle experience designed for local students. While students are engaged in a mathematical investigation, mathematicians will have a discussion focused on appreciating and better understanding the organic and creative process of learning that circles offer, and on the logistics and dynamics of running an effective circle. Sponsored by the SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers.

Saturday, January 9, 2016 (1:00 p.m-2:30 p.m.)

Regency Ballroom V, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency

This session will pit teams of students against each other, the clock, and a slate of great math problems. The format of a Math Wrangle is designed to engage students in mathematical problem solving, promote effective teamwork, provide a venue for oral presentations, and develop critical listening skills. A Math Wrangle incorporates elements of team sports and debate, with a dose of strategy tossed in for good measure. The intention of the Math Wrangle demonstration at the Joint Math Meetings is to show how teachers, schools, circles, and clubs can get students started in this exciting combination of mathematical problem solving with careful argumentation via public speaking, strategy and rebuttal. Sponsored by the SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers and American Mathematics Competitions.