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The Triangle Math Teachers’ Circle welcomes anybody interested in the teaching profession, at any level, with an interest in learning and practicing the pedagogical approaches of math circles aimed at the development of creative problem-solving skills through interactive and fun activities. Join our mailing list here.

 The initiative is hosted by the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University and is supported by a grant from the American Institute of Mathematics. The Teachers’ circle collaborates with the Chapel Hill Math Circle for K-12 students and is a member organization of the Math Teachers’ Circle Network and the North Carolina Network of Math Teachers’ Circles.

Triangle Math Teachers’ Circle logo: thanks to Professor Mark McCombs


Math Teachers! In scheduling our fall meetings we are excited to experience the joy of discovering mathematics together this year! Please know that we will follow all state and national guidelines for social distancing. We will have some meetings online and some meetings outside as the evolving situation warrants. Know that we have your health in mind!


Desmos Demonstration

Online: Sunday, August 29 2021 3-4:30 via Zoom

What: An introduction to using Desmos
When: Sunday, August 20, 3-4:30 PM EST on Zoom
Who: Math teachers of all kinds: pre-service, K-12, university, retired, tutors, homeschool, and other interested parties.
Led by: Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University and the North Carolina Networks of Math Teachers’ Circles

Please register HERE ( https://bit.ly/TMTCDesmos2021) so we can send you the information about how to join the Zoom meeting. You can join our mailing list here: groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/triangle-math-teachers-circle/join (opens in a new tab)


Games at the Game Cafe

In person (if possible), Saturday September 18, Gamers’ Geekery and Tavern, Cary.

Playing games is a great way to think mathematically with other people and have fun at the same time. Get together with other math teachers to talk about and play games.

What: A free workshop exploring the mathematics of games
When: Saturday, September 18, 12-2 PM
Where: https://carygametavern.com, 107 Edinburgh S Dr. #213, Cary, NC 27511
Who: Math teachers of all kinds: pre-service, K-12, university, retired, tutors, homeschool, and other interested parties.

Please register HERE (http://bit.ly/TMTGameCafe2021) so that we know you are coming and can have the correct number of tables.


Tractor’s Corn Maze

In person (if possible), Saturday October 16, Tractor’s Corn Maze.

What: A free online workshop exploring the mathematics of mazes
When: October 16, 2021, 3-5 pm.
Where: Tractor’s Corn Maze, Wake Forest Tractor’s Corn Maze
Who: Math teachers of all kinds: pre-service, K-12, university, retired, tutors, homeschool, and other interested parties.
NOTE: Admission for teachers is free with ID. Admission for family members/others is $10. The TMTC has some money to sponsor admission for teachers without ID.

Mazes have been around for millennia, to confuse and to calm. We’ll talk about and solve various pencil and paper mazes and then apply our techniques to the life size corn maze.

Please register HERE (https://bit.ly/TMTCCornMaze2021) so that we know you are coming and so we can update you about any changes.


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Photos and materials of past workshops.


How Playing with Math Helps Teachers Empathize with Students by Katrina Schwartz


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