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Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:30 a.m., UCSD, Introduction to Problem Solving by David Patrick. Participation is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.
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The San Diego Math Teachers’ Circle is an informal monthly program that aims to engage teachers and mathematicians in working together on intriguing and stimulating problems. Through this collaborative process, we seek to provide teachers with an opportunity to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of mathematics. We feel that problem-solving abilities and critical thinking engender success in many fields, and that promoting these abilities in teachers will, in turn, foster them in their students.

The San Diego Math Teachers' Circle is free to all middle school math teachers in San Diego County.  We meet once a month on Saturdays from October to March (click here for a detailed schedule).  A light continental breakfast is provided at every meeting!

The San Diego Math Teachers’ Circle is not affiliated with any school or school district and is open to teachers from public schools, private schools, or home schools. It is a program similar to the San Diego Math Circle, but geared primarily for middle school teachers. Activities will be led by math professionals from the Art of Problem Solving, our staff, and others.

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Our logo reflects both our coastal location and the mathematical nature of what we do.  Reminiscent of a nautilus shell against an ocean background, the spiral was generated by dividing a disc into 12 equal parts and dropping perpendiculars from one ray to the adjacent one. This process creates seashell-like shape that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also gives rise to a number of interesting math questions spanning a broad range of depth and difficulty. What type of triangles form the seashell shape? How are they related to one another? What is the length ratio of two adjacent triangles of the same color? Suppose we start at the 2 o’clock position and continue spiraling inward ad infinitum. What is the limit of the sum of the short lengths of all the triangles? For answers to some of these questions and more, click here.

 

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Welcome back! The first session of the 2016-2017 school year will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at UCSD.

David Patrick will lead the session Participation is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.

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