The East Texas Math Teachers' Circle (ETMTC) is an opportunity for mathematics teachers to rediscover their love for mathematics by exploring problem solving with SFA mathematics faculty. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving strategies that can then be taken back to the mathematics classroom. The ETMTC is open to all interested mathematics teachers: high school, middle school, elementary school, public school, private school, home school, and student teachers. Free to attend and no RSVP is required. Come join in and don't miss the fun!
The East Texas Math Teachers' Circle is a program of Stephen F. Austin State University, partially funded by the National Security Agency via the National Assoication of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
CPE and G/T credits available.
During the fall and spring semesters, the ETMTC will meet one Tuesday evening per month. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 PM and the problem solving sessions will follow until 8:00 PM. Meetings will be located in the SFA Math Building in Room 123, unless otherwise indicated with **.
Our last meeting for 2016-2017 was May 23. Please join us next year! Dates are below, other details to be determined.
2017-2018 Academic Year
|September 5, 2017|
|October 10, 2017|
|November 14, 2017|
|December 5, 2017|
|January 16, 2018|
|February 6, 2018|
|March 6, 2018|
|May 15, 2018|
|September 2, 2014||Really Big Numbers and Other Problems
inspired by math books for kids
|Dr. Jane Long|
|October 7, 2014||Exploding Dots||Dr. Lesa Beverly|
|November 11, 2014||Polygon Differencing||Dr. Phil Yasskin, TAMU|
|December 9, 2014||Mathematical Ringers||Dr. Matt Beauregard|
|January 13, 2015||Analysis of Algorithms||Dr. Jeremy Becnel|
|February 10, 2015||Piles and Holes||Dr. Debbie Pace|
|March 3, 2015||Folding Corners and Reasoning||Dr. Bill Clark|
|April 21, 2015||The Art Gallery Problem||Kaitlyn Phillipson, TAMU|
|May 26, 2015||Making Change with Polynomials||Dr. Greg Miller|
|September 1, 2015||Parents, Children, and Pascal's Triangle||Dr. Jane Long|
|October 6, 2015||King Arthur's Table||Dr. Clint Richardson|
|November 10, 2015||A Knight's Tour||Dr. Marcus Webb|
|December 8, 2015||How Does Google Rank All of Those Pages?||Dr. Keith Hubbard|
|January 19, 2016||A Candy Sharing Game||Dr. Jeremy Becnel|
|February 23, 2016||Hyperbolic Soccerballs||Dr. Frank Sottile, TAMU|
|April 1, 2016
|Texas MAA meeting at SFASU||Dr. Paul Zeitz, University
of San Francisco
April 19, 2016
|The Mathematics of Sharing||
Dr. Jonathan Mitchell
|May 24, 2016||May the Fourth Be With You!||Dr. Lynn Greenleaf|
|September 13, 2016||Mangling Triangles: What's the Best Way to Split a Triangle?||Dr. Keith Hubbard|
|October 11, 2016||Criss-Cross, at Henderson Middle School||Dr. Clint Richardson|
|November 15, 2016||The Language of Functions and Graphs||Dr. Tom Judson|
|December 6, 2016||The Mathematics of Apportionment||Dr. Jonathan Mitchell|
|January 17, 2017||Matching Problems||Dr. Jeremy Becnel|
|February 7, 2017||Math Magic||Dr. Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin,
|March 21, 2017||Math Without Words, at Henderson Middle School||Dr. Jane Long|
|May 23, 2017||Superfactorials - Factorials on Steroids!||Dr. Diana White, director,
National Association of Math Circles
For more information, contact Dr. Jane Long at longjh (at) sfasu (dot) edu.