We are planning on running the next institute starting March 14-May 16, 2024.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Here is the syllabus for the institute.
Engaging kids in mathematical discovery has long been touted as best practice in mathematics education, but the methods are obscure. In this 10-week course you will learn methods, techniques, and practices for leading collegial, non-competitive math circles, spreading the joy of discovery among students, and re-discovering how deep mathematics comes naturally from friendly conversation between peers, starting from "accessible mysteries."
Facilitated by Taylor Yeracaris, you will:
• Experience what it's like to be in a math circle, searching for mathematical meaning and making sense of challenging problems
• Discuss strategies for structuring a math circle, that starts from a single "accessible mystery" that leads to deep mathematical inquiry
• Learn techniques for keeping a group actively engaged in challenging mathematics, including sharing their ideas and working together towards a shared goal
• Learn techniques for guiding inquiry in problem-solving
• Watch and critique math circles led by experienced leaders and your classmates
• Participate in 10, 90-minute sessions of interactive instruction
• Receive a certificate for 20 continuing education hours