Bay Area Math Teachers’ Circle Network

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The Bay Area Math Teachers’ Circles offer a free summer workshop for math teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spend a week immersed in mathematics, gain hands-on experience with problem solving practices, and make connections with local teachers and mathematicians!

We offer workshops for new members and teacher leaders. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until all places are filled, or until June 9, 2017.


The Summer Immersion Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity — a free residential summer program for math teachers. During this five-day (27-hour) workshop, math teachers and professors from around the Bay Area come together to engage in fun mathematical problem solving, share classroom experience, and build strong professional relationships.

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Questions? Contact Hana Silverstein, AIM Special Projects Assistant, hana () aimath.org or (408) 350-2034.


Workshop for New Members

Who participates?

The focus is on grades 4-12 math teachers from Bay Area public or private schools. However, we encourage all interested teachers and pre-service teachers to apply. This workshop is for new members of the AIM Math Teachers’ Circle (i.e., you have not previously attended a residential summer workshop at AIM or Berkeley.) Up to 30 participants are chosen based on their degree of interest in becoming engaged in a community of problem solvers and bringing the culture of problem solving to their classrooms. We encourage all interested teachers to apply, regardless of their mathematical background.

When and where is the workshop?

The workshop will take place July 10-14, 2017, at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose, California. The workshop hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 12 pm on Friday. Participants are lodged in the nearby DoubleTree Hotel during the workshop.

How much does it cost?

Free! All workshop participants receive funding for meals and accommodations during the workshop.

What are the benefits?

Many math teachers enjoy discovering great mathematics. Since 2006 the American Institute of Mathematics has opened its doors to such teachers to help them in their quest. The primary goals of the Bay Area Math Teachers’ Circle immersion workshop are to engage math teachers in mathematical problem solving and involve them in an ongoing dialogue about math with students, colleagues, and professional mathematicians; and to provide them with guidance, materials and resources that will promote open-ended problem solving as a way of thinking, learning, and practicing mathematics in the classroom.

What happens during the workshop?

During the workshop, teachers will be busy doing math throughout the morning, afternoon, and into the evening. Professional mathematicians from academia and industry engage participants with a problem-solving approach to math education. See last summer’s schedule for more information about workshop activities.

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for the 2017 workshop. Applications for the 2018 workshop will open in the spring. For more information, please contact Hana Silverstein, AIM Special Projects Assistant, hana () aimath.org or (408) 350-2034.

Workshop for Teacher Leaders

Who participates?

The Immersion Workshop for Teacher Leaders is intended for Bay Area math teachers who have been inspired by their Math Teachers’ Circle experience, want to deepen their understanding of mathematical problem solving, and share the experience with their students. To be eligible for the AIM Math Teachers’ Circle Immersion Workshop for Teacher Leaders, you must teach mathematics in grades 4-12 in a Bay Area public or private school. You must also have previously attended a residential summer workshop at AIM or Berkeley.

When and where is the workshop?

The workshop will take place July 10-14, 2017 at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose, California. The workshop hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 12 pm on Friday. Participants are lodged in the nearby DoubleTree Hotel during the workshop.

How much does it cost?

Free! All workshop participants receive funding for meals and accommodations during the workshop.

What happens during the workshop?

During this five-day (27-hour) workshop, participants will meet in a supportive group environment to write curriculum materials inspired by successful Math Teachers’ Circle sessions. Experienced leaders will guide teachers through the process of testing, refining, and publishing their materials.

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for the 2017 workshop. Applications for the 2018 workshop will open in the spring. For more information, please contact Hana Silverstein, AIM Special Projects Assistant, hana () aimath.org or (408) 350-2034.