Welcome to the Mathematics Teachers' Circle of Austin!

This is the official site for the Mathematics Teachers' Circle of Austin, a professional learning community that brings together middle and high school math teachers and professional mathematicians so that they may work together and learn from each other.

Fall dates announced!
October 5
October 26

November 30
Eric Mann
Long-View Micro School

Long-View Microschool encourages young learners to think like producers, not consumers. Rather than learn mathematics as an ever-expanding set of algorithms to be memorized, the second to sixth grade students at Long-View approach mathematics as a discipline of sound reasoning. They work in highly collaborative groups and use algebraic properties to simplify expressions and solve equations. In this session, we'll hear more about Long-View and re-experience arithmetic questions with the powers of algebra.

Those of you who enjoy reading about math and the history of math should check out Eric Mann's math blog Footpath Math.  It is a nice collection of posts on a variety of mathematical topics, all illustrated with chalk on sidewalks all over Austin, and in cities beyond.

Please visit our Previous Workshops page for information and handouts from previous sessions.  
Information and handouts from previous workshops can be found by clicking on the Previous Workshops tab in the sidebar.  There you will find links to all previous MTCA workshops.  When handouts are available, they will be found as links at the bottom of each post.  You can also find links to handouts from our summer workshops by clicking on Workshops, then following the links to the summer workshops in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Check out Jason's collection of Collaborative Mathematics problems by clicking on http://www.collaborativemathematics.org/

Hanna Bennett has written up a very nice solution to the Fall 2013 Challenge Problem, asking for all the semiregular tilings.  Please see Hanna Bennett's Solution to the Semi-regular tiling problem.

Laura Battle's 5th Grade Class solves the locker problem.

Registration is free and open to all math teachers/instructional specialists/coordinators in the Austin area.  Join us for dinner and problem-solving fun!  See calendar below for more details.

MTC Austin