Latest NewsCBMTC Meetings 2017-2018 Academic YearWednesday, October 25, 2017 "Multiplication Algorithms" and Wednesday, April 4, 2018 "Cards: Perfect Shuffles and Hummer Shuffles" The Casco Bay Math Teachers' Circle usually meets on a Wednesday and explores a mathematics topic together through problem solving and discovery. We network over a light meal. Mathematics Educators and Professionals at all levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend. There is no cost to you, so come and enjoy!
The mission of the national Math Teachers' Circle (MTC) program, developed at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), is to establish the foundation of a culture of problem solving among middle school math teachers in the U.S. By fostering the confidence to tackle open-ended math problems, middle school teachers become better equipped to initiate more student-centered, inquiry based pedagogies in their classrooms. WHAT IS A MATH TEACHERS’ CIRCLE? “Math Circles are a form of education outreach and enrichment through which mathematicians and mathematical scientists share their passion with K-12 teachers and students. The Math Circle landscape includes two types of programs that can operate standing alone or in coordination: Math Students’ Circles and Math Teachers’ Circles. Math Circles bring K-12 students or K-12 mathematics teachers together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The Math Circles combine significant content with a setting that encourages a sense of discovery and excitement about mathematics through problem solving and interactive exploration. Ideal problems are low-threshold, high-ceiling; they offer a variety of entry points and can be approached with minimal mathematical background, but lead to deep mathematical concepts and can be connected to advanced mathematics.” https://www.mathcircles.org/Wiki_WhatIsAMathCircle CBMTC is the first math teachers' circle in Maine with its inception in March, 2011. CASCO BAY MATH TEACHERS' CIRCLE GOALS1. To engage middle school math teachers in mathematical problem solving and involve them in an ongoing dialogue about math with students, colleagues, and professional mathematicians. 2. To provide guidance and materials to middle school math teachers that will enable them to promote open-ended problem solving as a way of learning, thinking about, and practicing math in their classrooms. 3. To provide a forum to empower middle school math teachers to implement the mathematical practices in the Maine Learning Results. |