In each edition of our Math Teachers' Circle, we'll engage in some mathematical problem solving activities and introduce one inquiry-driven course module appropriate for a middle or high school mathematics classroom and specifically linked to the New York Next Generation Learning Standards. Information about each session will be available here in advance. Food will be provided at each session. Please sign up at least 5 days ahead of time in order to guarantee there will be enough food and space for all!


Time & location:

  • Each session will be at St. John Fisher College
  • Each session will run 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • The room is the COP conference room in the Donald E. Bain Campus Center. The room is on the 2nd floor, down the hall.
  • An online campus map can be found here. A printable campus map can be found here [pdf].
  • Download a parking pass [pdf] prior to arrival on campus. Park in any one of the commuter lots listed (A, C, F, I, S, W, X, Z). Lots A, F, or I will be your best bet. See directions here [pdf] or sent by e-mail upon registration. Leave the parking pass on your dashboard.

2019 Dates & topics:

Past events (from fall 2018):

  • Tuesday, September 25 (5:00 - 8:00pm)
    • Supreme Court Handshakes with Mary Losito, OCM BOCES, and Caitlin Colburn, Pittsford Mendon HS. This module has been used as a kickoff problem in middle school math courses, but could just as well start the year in high school algebra courses.
  • Thursday, October 25 (5:00 - 8:00pm)
    • Percent Module, with Allie Edwards and Dyan Palmer, for middle school math courses.
  • Wednesday, November 28 (5:00 - 8:00pm)
    • Efficiency with Linear Equations by Mary Plumb, presented by Caitlin Colburn and Allie Edwards This module is designed to examine linear equations and could be used in upper middle school grades or in a course in high school algebra.