Circling to Connect
Building Math Joy on the Foundation of Math Teachers’ Circles
Journal of Math Circles
Emilie Hancock and Brandy Wiegers
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MTCircular is excited to announce a new peerreviewed, openaccess journal! The Journal of Math Circles (JMC) publishes highquality, practitionerfocused articles documenting best practices for outreach and professional development in alignment with Math Circle core values: using worthwhile mathematical tasks, fostering problemsolving habits of mind, and building communities of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. The journal was created in response to the increased engagement of mathematics professionals in scholarly thought and action around Math Circles over the past decade. Articles are authored by and for mathematics professionals, including K12 teachers, who organize a wide range of communityresponsive programs for K12 students and teachers across the country. JMC publishes a minimum of one issue per year with special issues on themed topics. Learn more online or email JMC’s founding EditorsinChief, Emilie Hancock and Brandy Wiegers of Central Washington University.
Write for JMC
JMC welcomes original submissions offering thorough, evidencebased reflective commentary focused on one of the following three areas:
 Lesson Plans. These papers are intended to support leaders of a Math Circle session or progression of sessions.
 Outreach Programs. These papers are intended to support individuals or organizations in starting or sustaining Math Circle outreach programs.
 Professional Development. These papers are intended to support leaders of K12 Math Circle teacher professional development.
Review for JMC
Manuscript reviewers are vital to the publication process. Reviewers for JMC will gain valuable experience and help support the Math Circle community. Both experienced and firsttime
reviewers are welcomed.
More in this Series
Introduction
Building Math Joy on the Foundation of Math Teachers’ Circles
Circles of Inquiry
Jane Cushman, Keiko Dow, Ryan Gantner, and Yousuf George
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals
Brianna Donaldson
Math Monday
Scott Kim
Math News Snapshots
Nitsa MovshovitzHadar
This article originally appeared in the Autumn 2019 MTCircular.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AUTUMN 2019 MTCIRCULAR
TicTacToe 2.0New Takes on an Old ClassicCatherine Pullin Lane and Lynne M. Pachnowski 

Circling to ConnectFive Programs Building Math Joy on the Foundation of Math Teachers’ CirclesCircles of Inquiry, Julia Robinson Math Festivals, Math Monday, Math News Snapshots, Journal of Math Circles 

A Better World Through MathGloria Brown Brooks Is Retiring, But She’s Not Slowing DownInterview by Jessa Barniol 

Math Teachers’ Circle Small Grants Awarded 

A Note from AIMSurprising Connections 

Dispatches from the CirclesLocal Updates From Across the Country 