Don’t forget to RSVP for the November 5 Meeting to be held at University of St. Francis in Tower Hall (N307 and N309). You can register here:: http://bit.ly/MTCNov2018
Topic: “Voting Fairly” by Dr. Harsy.
Description: In this Math Teachers’ Circle Session, participants will explore voting systems. Specifically, this session will facilitate discovery and inquiry-based experiences in order for participants to apply and analyze several established methods for determining the “voice” of the majority. Finally, participants will be asked to create and analyze their own voting methods and decide which methods seem better suited to reflect the preferences of the voters.
Campus and parking information: Directions to USF can be found here: https://www.stfrancis.edu/visitors/campusmaps/main/. You can also use the following address in your GPS: 500 Wilcox Dr. Joliet, IL 60586. A campus map can be found here: https://www.stfrancis.edu/visitors/campusmaps/main/. You may park in the Wilcox Street Lot which is near Tower Hall (the room for the event is N307 and N309, both located on the North side of the third floor of tower hall, which is the building numbered 11 and 12 on the campus map). Additional parking is available in the Recreation Center Lot.
If parking in Wilcox Street Lot, the building is directly across the street. Enter the nearest doors and walk toward the center (south side) of the building. You’ll reach a large set of stairs near the center of the building which you can take to the 3rd floor (exit to your right to travel north on the 3rd floor and you will reach N307/309; you’ll know you’re going the right direction if the rooms start with “N” instead of “S”). If you prefer an elevator, it is located just south of the stairs near a water fountain on the first floor; if you reach the cafeteria, you traveled too far.
We hope to see you there!
Please consider joining us for an evening of collaboration
and hands-on problem-solving guided by college faculty members and
fellow practicing mathematics teachers. Math Circle Meetings are
designed to meet the requirements for Professional Development Hours
and dinner is provided so please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/MTCSept2018!
If you cannot make this meeting but would like to be informed of
future events, please fill out this google form:
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Also Save the Dates for our future meetings
- October 15th at St. Xavier University
- November 5th at University of St. Francis
- January 28th at St. Xavier University
- February 25th at Trinity Christian College
- May 6th at Lewis University
During our May meeting hosted at Saint Xavier University, we discovered the mathematics of modular quilts and star polygons.
Dr. Dave Klanderman led an exploration that ties modular arithmetic to art. We made colorful quilts based on modular 4 arithmetic using addition and multiplication tables for mod 4.
We also investigated reflection and rotational symmetries of star polygons with
Dr. Jaclyn Murawska and their connection to group theory.
We had a blast exploring the mathematics behind the game SET. Thanks Dr. Kristen Schreck for leading us through such a fun and enriching session and Thanks to the University of St. Francis for hosting us!
We first learned how to play the game SET and played a few rounds with the other mathematicians at our table.
We then answered some mathematical questions about the deck… how many sets are there? What is the probability of randomly choosing a set?
We then explored the geometry of SET… what do points, lines, planes, and hyperplanes look like in SET!
Thanks to all of you who came out! Out next and final meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will be on Monday, May 21st 6:00pm at Saint Xavier University. Hope to see you there! Remember to RSVP here.
We had a great turn out for our first Math Teachers’ Circle Meeting of 2018. Rita Patel and Nicolette Staley presented on the mathematics of Sodoku.
Groups of K-12 teachers, professors, and future teachers worked together to solve some challenging Sudoku. We then discussed different problem-solving strategies one can use to approach these problems
We will continue our game theme in February at University of St. Francis in which we will talk about the mathematics behind the game SET. Hope to see you there. Remember to RSVP at http://bit.ly/MTCFeb2018
Click here to RSVP for the event. Remember, you can earn up to 2.5 PD hours of credit, and free dinner is provided!
Remember to RSVP for our First Meeting of 2018 on January 22nd 6:00-8:30 at Lewis University. Dinner is provided! http://bit.ly/MTCJan2018