SIGMAA on Circles is a

Special Interest Group of the MAA

the Mathematical Association of America.

Membership in the SIGMAA on Circles is open to all MAA members

REGISTER TO PRESENT AT JMM 2023

SEP 13 2022 DEADLINE FOR YOUR ABSTRACT        

BOSTON MA JANUARY 4-7 

MATH CIRCLE ACTIVITIES AS A GATEWAY INTO MATHEMATICS

If needed, See the help on the top of the linked page below - you will need a web AMS account to submit BUT THIS DOES NOT REQUIRE AMS MEMBERSHIP and YOU AREN'T REQUIRED TO REGISTER YET FOR THE MEETING  

 

TO SUBMIT CHOOSE AMS SESSION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE HERE

   Presenters will share ideas for math circle activities that can be included in courses by math professors, K-12 teachers, parents and community organizations. The goal is to highlight activities that show that math can be fu, interactive, accessible, and collaborative. Such activities level the playing field for all students, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics. Lesson plans should be self -contained and easily replicated for ease of use by educators and parents.

  Public perception of mathematics is highly skewed. Many people, even many in the upper echelons of business and administration, wear their dislike or fear of math as a badge of honor, communicating it freely. One important cause is the negative school and college experiences that many associate with mathematics. The subject is often presented as a rigid, closed set of arbitrary rules to be memorized and completed in a chore-like fashion. Math circles celebrate and emphasize the human and highly creative side of mathematics. Their inclusion into classes enhances students' experience and can change negative perceptions. Math Circle activities build confidence and encourage collaboration rather than competition between students. All types of activities are welcome in the session, including those that might not be relevant to particular courses but serve as "dessert" at the end if class.   

 

MATH FEST 2022 PRESENTER MATERIALS

MATH CEO - Circles for the Underserved

Fun With Rubik's Cubes (Plus the after party)

Joy Through Justice (MTC4SJ)

Joyfl Math Circles Via Game Theory

Math Circles Through an Equity Lens

Pirate Math from the Beast Academy

Poker and the Math of Bluffing

The World of Sona

UCI - the Online Circle for Young Researchers

The Unsuspecting Parent Circle

 

JOURNAL OF MATH CIRCLES (JMC) (MCST SIGMAA SUPPORTS AN EDITOR IN OUR CHARTER)

Photos From JMM 2011


Welcome to SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers!
A math circle is broadly defined as a semi-formal, sustained enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. Circles foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics.
The goal of this SIGMAA is to give math circles greater visibility and a permanent presence in the mathematical and educational landscape. This SIGMAA supports MAA members who share an interest in developing, supporting and running math circles. It works to facilitate vertical integration of elementary, middle and high school students, their teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty up through high-level research mathematicians.
Explore this site and related links to learn more, or attend a special session or workshop organized by SIGMAA MCST.
Other Links and Important Details

 

Quick Start Resources for Meetings

Math Circles Flyer

Math Wrangles & Rumbles

WRANGLE JMM 2019 ......... SOLUTIONS

RUMBLE MATH FEST 2018 ....... SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE JMM 2018 ...... SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE MATH FEST 2017 ..... SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE JMM 2017 (Check out here also)

WRANGLE PROBLEMS MATH FEST 2016 ... SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE PROBLEMS JMM 2016 ....SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE PROBLEMS MATH FEST 2015 .... SOLUTIONS

WRANGLE PROBLEMS JMM 2015 ... SOLUTIONS

Wrangle Problems JMM 2013 ... Solutions

Wrangle Problems (From Math Fest 2012) Solutions

Wrangle Problems Set I (Circle on the Road 2012) Solutions

Wrangle Problems Set II (Circle on the Road 2012) Solutions

Wrangle Problems (From JMM 2012) Solutions

Wrangle Problems JMM 2011 ...

Rumble Problems 2011 Solutions

Rumble Problems Alternate ... Solutions

Wrangle Problems (From 2010 without solutions)

Wrangle Practice Problems

Wrangle Rules (For Kids)

Tips for a Successful Wrangle

Rumble Rules (For Teachers)

The SIGMAA for Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST) supports MAA members who share an interest in developing, supporting and running math circles. It works to facilitate vertical integration of elementary, middle and high school students, their teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty up through high-level research mathematicians.

FROM MATH FEST 2021 SLIDES AND PRESENTER DETAILS

JMM 2022 PRESENTER MATERIALS

FROM JMM 2021 QUADS: A SET-like game. Lauren Rose*, Bard College

We introduce a variation of the popular card game SET, where each attribute has four states instead of three. (see math fest 2021 for more materials)

MATH FEST 2020 WAS CANCELLED

JMM 2020 CIRCLE ACTIVITIES

MATH FEST 2019 MATERIALS

JMM 2019 MATERIALS

MATHFEST 2018 MATERIALS

JMM 2018 MATERIALS

MATH FEST 2017 CIRCLE MATERIALS

JMM 2017 CIRCLE MATERIALS

MATH FEST 2016 Materials and Photos

JMM 2016 Materials

MATH FEST 2015 MATERIALS

JMM 2015 MATERIALS

JMM 2014 Math Circle Activities

MATH FEST 2013 MATERIALS

JMM 2013 Circle Activities

MATH FEST 2012 Presentations

JMM 2012 Program and Circle Activities

JMM 2011 Circle Activities

MATH FEST 2011 Lexington Kentucky Circle Presentations

Amazing Math Letters of James Tanton


 

 

Ed Keppelmann, Math Professor and K-12 Outreach Coordinator University of Nevada Reno.