2014 SFMC/ BACT Winter Workshop

In the past SFMC has done weekly and monthly meetings for teachers. In talking with our community of teachers, many of them have had other obligations that have arisen so we've decided to do only 1 or 2 Teachers' Circle events a year. The 2013-2014 Teachers' Circle event will happen on January 25th, 2014 at San Francisco State University. We look forward to seeing you then!


Please Click Here to Register! Food and other supplies will be provided for the day but we do ask that you register ahead of time to ensure we have enough supplies.


Saturday, January 25th 2014. 10am - 4pm.


Winter Workshop Schedule (.pdf) 10:00-‐11:30 Session 1
o TH 326 -‐ Exploring the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence through Continued Fractions and Spirals Kyla Quillin
o TH 329 -‐ Counting Pennies Spencer Bowen
o TH 327 -‐ The Josephus Problem Brian Davis (Elementary)
11:30-‐12:00 Bay Area Math Opportunities (TH 327)
12:00-‐1:00 Lunch (TH 329)
1:00-‐2:30 Session 2
o TH 326-‐ 1D and 2D Tiling Nina Cerutti
o TH 327-‐ Games and Problem-‐Solving Strategies Emily McCullough (Elementary)
oTH 329-‐ How Big is this Circle?- Spencer Bowen (Elementary)
2:30-‐4:00 Session 3
oTH 326-‐ Face Structure of Convex Polytopes Hannah Winkler
oTH 327-‐Square-‐Triangular Numbers-‐ Leo Bardomero
oTH 329 -‐ Sprouts Addie Evans (Elementary)

Location: Thornton Hall 329, San Francisco State University.

Campus Map
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Here are Public Transit and Driving Directions to SFSU: http://www.sfsu.edu/~parking/directions/
Parking Permits: At this time we have no SFSU parking permits to offer for participants.
We recommend that you park along 19th Ave or Buckingham way and use the bike path to access the campus.

If you are interested in joining us please email Brandy, brandy@msri.org, to learn more.

Past Teachers' Circle Schedule

SFMC previously sponsored monthly math dinners, just for teachers, with a special Math Circle speaker. This program supports the growing professional learning community built off the strong foundations of the SFMC. Click here to check photos of our past events!

2012-2013 SFMC Math Teachers' Circle Meeting Schedule

We will be meeting 6:00-9:00 the 1st Tuesday of the month*.

DateSpeakerRSVP Handout
October 2, 2012 Emily McCullough Click here for bio! Register to attend
November 6, 2012 Cancelled due to Presidential Election Please vote! and... Please attend BASF events the previous week!
December 4, 2012 SFMC Teachers' Circle at Lawrence Hall of Science Register to attend
February 5, 2013 Alissa Crans Click here for bio! Register to attend
March 5, 2013 Cancelled due to Monday's Public Lecture Please attend the Simon's Lecture!
April 2, 2013 Tatiana Shubin Click here for bio! Register to attend Parity Party
May 7, 2013 Bruce Cohen, Click here for bio! Register to attend worksheet-PDFs.zip

* Please note - no meeting in January due to holiday schedules.

2011-2012 SFMC Math Teachers' Circle Meeting Schedule

October 4, 2011Tatiana Shubin, Click here for bio!
November 1, 2011Art Benjamin, Click here for bio!
December 6, 2011Tom Davis, Click here for bio!
February 7, 2012Matthias Beck,Click here for bio!
March 6, 2012Gene AbramsClick here for bio! (.pdf)
April 3, 2012Jim Tanton Click here for bio!
May 1, 2012Henri Picciotto, Click here for bio!