Boise Mathematics Teachers’ Circle 2015-2016

The Department of Mathematics at Boise State University is proud to announce an all-new community for creative mathematical exploration among mathematicians, teachers (especially grades 6-9), and mathematics educators.

Application and Selection Process

Applications for the 2015-16 school year are no longer being accepted via the web page. Email the organizers for information.

2015–2016 Meetings

Our Summer Workshop took place on July 29-31, 2015.

Date Topic Notes
Wednesday, July 29 Problem Solving (part 1)  
  Arithmetic Fun  
  Polygons on a Sphere  
  Who is a Mathematician?  
Thursday, July 30 Discovery Center of Idaho Field Trip  
  Sona Drawings  
Friday, July 31 Problem Solving (part 2)  
  Dimension and self-similar geometry Dimension and self-similar geometry
  Sharing Resources  
  Math Games: SET and Prime Climb  

Meetings during the school year are on selected Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to noon. Meetings take place on Boise State University campus, Mathematics Building, room 107. Parking is available (contact a circle organizer for the parking code).

Date Topic Notes
September 12 Number Games  
September 26 Divisibility Patterns in Fibonacci Numbers BMTC Fibonnaci Handout 9_26_15
October 24 One-Cut Challenge one-cut-challenge
November 7 Deranged Arrangements On The Range BMTC Derangements handout Nov 7 2015 revised
December 5 Guest leader: Dr. Jennifer Brooks
Geometry of Complex Numbers and Roots of Polynomials
January 30 Guest leader: Dr. Brandy Wiegers
Mathematical Tiling & Organization
February 27 Guest leader: Dr. Paul Zeitz
Mathematical Magic for Muggles
April 9    

Circle Organizers

Boise State University Mathematics Department
Laurie Cavey, mathematics Education
Zach Teitler, mathematics
Joe Champion, mathematics education
Samuel Coskey, mathematics

Local Teachers
Denise Mirich, East Valley Middle School, Nampa, ID
Bryce Gillespie, Heritage Middle School, Meridian, ID


Please check here periodically for updates, or contact for more information.

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