## Sunnyside Environmental School Math Circlenew:
I'm writing about
math circle in my blog## How can I participate? (as a parent / volunteer)As either a parent or a volunteer, the main way to help is to
## Do I need to be a math expert to be a guide?No! You will need to prepare, but the whole point of Math Circles is
than ## Are there any materials to help guides?Yes - Math Circles are pretty new. In fact, the best book about
them was just published in 2007. It's called
This approach to math is not new. This book from 1986, Family Math by Jean Kerr Stenmark, Virginia Thompson and Ruth Cossey, has lots of activities. Many of them could be the seeds of Math Circle sessions. A related movement is underway in Canada. The book
In my opinion, computer science is a branch of mathematics; one that
is concerned with process and dynamics. Computer science is
not the study of computers
any more than astronomy is the study of telescopes. The I have an hour-long video of Bob and Ellen Kaplan running a demonstration math circle. I can loan it to anyone interested, or we could plan to have a volunteers gathering in which we watch it and discuss plans. ## Is this going to be coordinated with the classroom?Yes, the guides will work with our teachers to make sure the Math Circle activities are coordinated with the classroom work - it would be nice to figure out how to complement the classroom, and at least avoid cross-purposes. |