Stories from math circles.

A math circle is a social structure where participants engage in the depths and intricacies of mathematical thinking, propagate the culture of doing mathematics, and create knowledge. To reach these goals, participants partake in problem-solving, problem-posing, mathematical modeling, the practice of art, and philosophical discourse.

Svetlana Pancenko was inspired to start an after school math circle in London called Igramatica when she realized that all children are mathematicians, and can have the joy of exploring mathematics through games. There is math all around us, and…

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One of the best things about blogging at NaturalMath.com is that I get to review books and games! That’s one benefit of having seven kids at home still, too! I asked Lux Blox if I could review their blocks and…

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Rice and circumference go together? Why, yes, they do! Yesterday, I was playing with the Going in Circles spark from the Inspired by Calculus class with my online class and my children. We did this activity. We had so much…

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I recently struggled to understand limits in Calculus. One math problem in particular made me really unsure of what I was doing. I ended up asking Maria to help me understand the limit as x approached infinity. As she and…

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