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Help Inspire a Million Students to Experience Uplifting Mathematics

The Global Math Project aims to engage students and teachers around the world in thinking and talking about the same appealing piece of mathematics during a series of annual Global Math Weeks. During the first Global Math Week, beginning October 10, 2017, one million students will experience Exploding Dots, a refreshing and powerful mathematical approach to arithmetic and algebra developed by founding team member James Tanton and regularly described by students and teachers alike as “mind blowing.” Stay tuned for ways to get involved through the MTC Network!


Applications Are Open for the 2017 Rosenthal Prize

The Rosenthal Prize for innovation and inspiration in math teaching, a $25,000 prize administered by the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, celebrates innovation and inspiration in the middle school math classroom by rewarding a teacher who creates an exceptional, hands-on, math activity. The application process opens in January 2017 and preliminary applications are due in May 2017. For more information, contact rosenthalprize@momath.org.


2017 Presidential Award Applications Open

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. If you know great teachers working in grades 7-12, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals. Nominations close on April 1, 2017. Applications close on May 1, 2017.


Great Hearts Academies Is Hiring

Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit network of twenty-nine charter schools in Arizona and Texas dedicated to improving public education with a core, classical liberal arts curriculum that sets high expectations for all students. Great Hearts is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 mathematics faculty and apprentice teachers. To learn more or apply, please contact careers@greatheartsamerica.org.

Know of another opportunity of interest to the MTC community? Contact us at circles@aimath.org.

This article originally appeared in the Winter/Spring 2017 MTCircular.


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A Teacher and a Mathematician

MTCs have the potential to affect teachers’ beliefs about themselves and about mathematics
MDMTC summer immersion workshop 2015 edited

A Circle in the Delta

A Math Teachers’ Circle extends a Math Science Partnership

Spot It!

Spotting mathematical structure in a children’s game

Freeing the Clones

Exploring paradox through mathematical games

Taton Becomes Director of Mathematics for School District of Philadelphia

Joshua Taton brings the MTC spirit to the School District of Philadelphia

Bolognese, Davis, Phelps, Ray, Sudnick Win Ohio Teaching Awards

Five Ohio MTC members were recognized with awards from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Capasso, Hill Win Presidential Awards

Liz Capasso (Fairfield County MTC) and Patty Hill (MTC Austin) win the nation’s highest recognition for math and science teachers

Danforth Presents at National Conferences

Heather Danforth (AIM MTC) presented on Math Teachers’ Circles at two conferences this fall

A Note from AIM: Identities and Connections

As the MTC Network grows larger, our understanding of how MTCs affects teachers deepens

Dispatches from the Circles

Local updates from across the country