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MAA MathFest 2013

** Stop by the NAMC Booth this week at MathFest for your NAMC Namebadge Sticker**

Math Fest 2013
August 1 - 3, 2013
Location: Hartford, CT

MathFest Program: Click Here!

NAMC has a Booth in the exhibit Hall -
Come visit us, pickup a Math Circle Sticker for your badge and talk to some of our favorite Math Circle leaders about their best Math Circle lessons or ideas.

Can you help us at the Booth? See below for the booth volunteer schedule.

• Wednesday, July 31

  • 6:00- 8:00pm, Grand Opening Exhibit Hall Reception - Visit the NAMC Booth for your NAMC Namebadge sticker.

Thursday, August 1

  • 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
  • 1:00pm - 4:15pm, SIGMAA MCST Session: "Math Circles: Best Practices." Convention Center # 17.
    • A Sampler of Math Circle Problems. James Tanton, MAA
    • Math (Circles) Magic!. Cheryll Crowe, Eastern Kentucky University
    • Two Circle Projects. Elgin Johnston, Iowa State University
    • Circle in a Plane: Can Math Circle Activities be done with Tablets?. Paul Andrew Zeitz, University of San Francisco
    • More Games for Little Wranglers. Edward C Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno
    • “I Need a Drink of Water!”: 10 Things to Think About When Working with Elementary Math Circle Students. Brandy Wiegers, National Association of Math Circles
    • Albany Area Math Circle: Building a Mathematical Community. Gili Rusak, Albany Area Math Circle.
    • Developing Collaborative Lesson Plans for Math Enrichment. Lauren Rose, Bard College; Beth Goldberg, Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook, NY; Joy Sebesta, Bard College
    • Northern Colorado Math Teachers’ Circle. Gulden Karakok, University of Northern Colorado; Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado; Cathleen Craviotto, University of Northern Colorado
    • What Happens in the Classroom of Math Teachers’ Circle Participants? Diana White, University of Colorado Denver
  • 4:00- 5:00, Town Meeting on Minority Participation in Mathematics, Ballroom B.
  • 6:00pm - 9:00ish NAMC MathCircle hosted Appetizers and self-hosting Dinner - contact us if you would like to attend!
    City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Friday, August 2

  • 9:00am - 5:00 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
  • Two math circle-related talks at contributed paper sessions:
    • 10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Training Gifted Students: The Fullerton Mathematical Circle Experience. Convention Center # 14.
    • 3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. "South Carolina High Energy Mathematics Teachers' Circle: A First Year Experience – Playing It By Ear". Convention Center #17
  • 6:00-7:50PM. EXPLODING DOTS by James Tanton. An accessible interactive workshop for middle and High school Math Teachers Convention Center #25

Saturday, August 3

  • 6:30 am - NAMC sponsored MathFest 5k in Bushnell Park.
  • 9:00am - 12:30 pm, Exhibit Hall Open - Visit the NAMC Booth.
  • 9:00am - 9:50am SIGMAA MCST - Circle Demo for Math Fest Attendees by Josh Zucker. Convention Center #13.
  • 10:00am- 10:50am SIGMAA MCST - Circle Demo for Local High School Students by Sam Vandervelde. Convention Center #13.

Volunteers are needed to help with the NAMC Booth at the
following times. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Brandy,

Time Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00- 10:00 XX Bill Ritchie A. Serenevy
10:00- 11:00 XX Phil Yasskin Bill Ritchie Amanda Serenevy
11:00- 12:00 XX M. Martynovsky Tatiana Shubin D. Patrick
12:00- 1:00 XX M. Martynovsky Bill Ritchie
1:00- 2:00 XX D. Patrick XX
2:00- 3:00 XX Tatiana Shubin D. Patrick XX
3:00- 4:00 XX XX
4:00- 5:00 XX XX
6:00- 8:00 XX XX

Supplies for booth helpers to lead sessions: beans, cards, dice, origami paper, balloons (and ballon pumps), graph paper, colored pencils, Math Circle activity guides, and so much more? Have an activity in mind but not sure if we have supplies, contact Brandy ( See you at the booth!