Reflections on Math Students’ Circles: Two Personal Stories from ColoradoJournal of Humanistic Mathematics
Abstract / SynopsisMath Students’ Circles provide an opportunity for mathematicians to work in their communities to engage young students in mathematics as a human, aesthetic, and social endeavor. Sometimes referred to simply as Math Circles, these venues give mathematicians experience in introducing children to topics not typically seen in school curricula in an exciting, hands-on format. This article explores two Math Students’ Circles (MSCs) in the state of Colorado from the point of view of two pre-tenure faculty members. One participated in MSCs for four years while working on her Ph.D. in mathematics, the other started an MSC as an offshoot of a successful professional development program for middle school mathematics teachers. We discuss how and why MSCs have influenced our professional lives.
Citation InformationDiana White and Lori Ziegelmeier. "Reflections on Math Students’ Circles: Two Personal Stories from Colorado" p. 110 - 120
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