MTCircular Magazine

SUMMER/AUTUMN 2017

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FEATURES

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A Problem Fit for a Princess

Apollonian gaskets in history

Christopher Goff
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What’s in a Logo?

A sampling of logos from MTCs across the country

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Polygons and Prejudice

Introducing social issues through math

Anne M. Ho and Tara T. Craig
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Daydreams in Music

Patterns in musical scales

Jeremy Aikin and Cory Johnson
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Problem Posing

A framework to empower participants

Chris Bolognese and Mike Steward

NEWS AND VIEWS

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MTCs featured in KQED MindShift

KQED News reports that Math Teachers’ Circles help teachers bring a sense of wonder and discovery back to math classrooms

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MTCs Advocating for Math in ESSA Plans

Undertaking a collaborative effort to promote the advancement of mathematics education

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Adams, Ghosh Hajra, Manes Win Awards

Three MTC leaders recognized for teaching excellence and community engagement


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MAGAZINE ARCHIVE

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Winter/Spring 2017

How MTCs affect teachers’ identities and beliefs about math. Plus: Spot It and Freeing the Clones.

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Summer/Autumn 2016

Symmetries in quilt blocks, lottery scams, and a physical experience of √2.

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Winter/Spring 2016

Featuring a tasty classroom lesson on fractions. Plus: how teachers + mathematicians benefit from MTCs.

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Summer/Autumn 2015

Sustaining an MTC over the long term and connecting MTCs across the state.

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VIEW RESOURCES FROM THIS ISSUE

Page 4: A Problem Fit for a Princess
Page 8: Polygons and Prejudice
Page 13: Problem Posing
Page 16: MTCs Advocating for Math in ESSA Plans
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): the education law that replaced No Child Left Behind and restructured allocation of federal money for education.
  • ESSA Review Toolkit: a collaborative effort to support the engagement of the mathematics education community in developing state plans for spending ESSA funds.
Page 19: Global Math Week
  • The Global Math Project aims to engage a million students and teachers around the world during Global Math Week.
  • Global Math Week: the biggest global math event — coming in October 2017!
  • Exploding Dots: a favorite topic for MTCs that was developed by Global Math Project founding team member James Tanton.