Category: A Math Circle Journey

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.

Children say cutest things… about calculus

Craft Sticks Math Spark

Lydia Gordon is a math circle leader who used our Inspired by  Calculus materials in several sessions, and sent these fun notes. Here are a couple of math sparks that go with activities mentioned here, in case you want to

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Igramatica math circle in London: Interview with the leader


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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Lux Blox Review


One of the best things about blogging at 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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Making Rice & Understanding Circumference

pot of rice

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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