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2021 National Math Festival Online

The National Mathematics Festival (NMF) was this past weekend on April 16th to April 18th. Organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), the virtual event was completely free with something for all ages. Activities included creating art, songwriting, …

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A Visit from a Mathematician

With classrooms nationwide currently being held online, the American Institute of Mathematics has been offering schools the opportunity to receive a virtual visit from a mathematician, furthering educational enrichment and experience for their students. I’ve had the opportunity to visit ten different classrooms this fall, each time providing students with a math activity that feels …

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Global Math Week 2020

EXPLODING DOTS all live lessons all year long.Check out our events calendar! Facebook Twitter Dear Math Friends: This past month the Global Math Project conducted its fourth annual Global Math Week, October 10 – 17 (a generous week!). And joyous mathematics certainly did resound around the planet. Despite the uncertainty of these times, full of obstacle and …

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Morgan Hill Math

The MATHCOUNTS Coyote Valley Chapter Competition is about to begin. The 2019-2020 school year ended like no other for Morgan Hill Math, when we had to adapt to distance enrichment. Morgan Hill Math is an outreach program sponsored by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), which provides free math enrichment activities to about 300 students …

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A Teacher and a Mathematician

A Math Teachers’ Circle immersion workshop is an intensive experience focused on mathematics and creating community. Recommended as the first “big event” for a new Math Teachers’ Circle, an immersion workshop has enormous potential to affect teachers’ beliefs about themselves, their mathematics abilities, and the nature of mathematics—or their mathematics identity. The MTC immersion experience …

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Taking AIM at COVID-19

This article was originally published in the AIMatters newsletter and written by Estelle Basor. Over forty graduate students and advanced undergraduates participated in an online summer program to study dynamics and data in the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was sponsored by AIM and the NSF.  Students had the opportunity to learn the basic mathematical epidemiology underlying …

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Virtual Math Festival Engages Students

On Saturday morning, May 9th, 65 students and 20 adult volunteers chose to start their day off with math! The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) first-ever Virtual Math Festival offered students in grades 5-8 the opportunity to participate in advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in an online, social and cooperative atmosphere. Students logged onto …

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Global Joy: Uplifting Mathematics In Classroom across the Planet

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter During a special week in October of 2017 a global phenomenon in mathematics education and outreach occurred: thousands of math teachers, club organizers, and math outreach leaders from over 150 different countries and territories opened their classroom doors and engaged in a common, joyous piece of school-relevant …

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Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter The Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles is devoted to supporting mathematical culture within indigenous communities.  We form partnerships throughout the U.S. in order to build local opportunities for students, teachers, and families to enjoy mathematics and engage in problem solving together, while also celebrating their indigenous cultural …

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Math Monday — weekly math games for all kids to enjoy

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter I’ve always loved mathematical games and puzzles. In fact it was reading puzzle books that taught me how to think mathematically, and fall in love with the subject. Unfortunately, schools have little time for math fun, especially with the pressures of state standards and standardized testing. Just …

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