Calendar

Schedule for 2018-19

 Date
 Time  Location  Topic  Discussion Leader
 Handouts
9/29/18

8:30 - 11:00 am
SDSU CRMSE
Room 128
Problem Solving Through Puzzles Dave Patrick
AoPS
Handout and Notes
Problem-Solving Brainstorming
10/20/18
8:30 - 11:00 am

SDSU CRMSE
Room 128
Polyominoes and Blokus Sarah Trebat-Leder
AoPS

11/17/18
8:30 - 11:00 am
RSVP
SDSU CRMSE
Room 128
Soma Cube Get Together Yana Mohanty
Imathgination LLC

12/15/18
8:00 -10:00 am
Note unusual time!
UCSD
Location TBA
Note unusual location!
TBA Po-Shen Loh
Carnegie Mellon
Leader of US IMO Team
 

Click here for directions to our meeting location at SDSU. (We meet in the CRMSE building at 6475 Alvarado Road. Parking is free and easy! It is also a short walk from the Alvarado Medical Center trolley station.)

More sessions for Winter/Spring 2019 to be announced!

Save the dates April 3-6, 2019! The NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition will be in San Diego at the Convention Center downtown. We are expecting to have Math Teachers' Circle activities in conjunction with this convention.

Click here to access materials from previous years 


 All sessions run according to the following approximate schedule:
 8:30 a.m.
Doors open
 8:30 - 9:00
 Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast
(bagels, muffins, fruits, juice, coffee)
 9:00 - 11:00
 Mathematics Session
 11:00 - 11:15
 Wrap-up



2018-19 Session Descriptions

September 29: Problem Solving Through Puzzles
We'll explore some mathematical puzzles and see what problem-solving tactics we can learn from them.
October 20: Polyominoes and Blokus
We'll explore some questions about shapes and tilings that are inspired by the game Blokus. It's not necessary to have played the game before to enjoy the mathematics! November 17: Soma Cube Get Together
The Soma cube is a 7 piece dissection puzzle made of polycubes that was invented in Denmark in the 1930's. We will play with its latest incarnation called BLOKL, which is comprised of many Soma cubes put together. This allows for more accessible mini-dissection puzzles suitable for younger students. We will also ponder the various ways to adapt BLOKL problems to the the classroom. December 15: Special session at UCSD
Note special times: Doors open at 8 a.m. for breakfast Session runs 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Special guest session leader: Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University and team leader of the US team at the International Mathematical Olympiad


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David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
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David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
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David Patrick,
Oct 1, 2018, 10:13 AM
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David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:54 PM
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David Patrick,
Nov 5, 2017, 1:15 PM
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David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:53 PM
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David Patrick,
Oct 1, 2018, 10:11 AM
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David Patrick,
Mar 12, 2018, 8:41 AM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 12:52 PM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 1:02 PM
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