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East Texas Math Teachers' Circle

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!
National Association of Math Circles
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 Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Math Teachers' Circle Network, a program of the American Institute of Mathematics. We are grateful for our sponsors!
CPE and G/T credits available.

Upcoming Meetings:  
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.
Our first meeting for 2017-2018 is September 5. Please join us! Future dates are below. (Some details still to be determined.)

2017-2018 Academic Year
 Date Program Facilitator Location Menu
September 5, 2017 The Mathematics of Twister Dr. Nick Long SFA Math Building, room 123 Napoli's Italian
October 10, 2017 Mathematical Square Dancing 
(a.k.a. Conway's Rational Tangles)
Dr. Jane Long Henderson Middle School Jalapeno Tree Fajitas
November 14, 2017 Algorithms Dr. Jeremy Becnel SFA Math Building, room 123 Newk's Sandwiches and Salads
December 5, 2017 Grids in Games Dr. Clint Richardson SFA Math Building, room 123 Chinese Food
January 16, 2018  CANCELLED CANCELLED SFA Math Building, room 123 TBA
February 6, 2018 The Mathematics of Bicycle Tracks Dr. Tom Judson SFA Math Building, room 123 TBA
March 6, 2018

Cardano and the cubic

Dr. Frank Sottile, Texas A&M SFA Math Building, room 123


April 24, 2018 TBA TBA White Oak -- new location! TBA
May 15, 2018 TBA TBA SFA Math Building, room 123 TBA

Past Sessions

 Dates   Program Facilitator
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,
Lamar University
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.