Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle MEETINGS

MEETING DATES FOR 2017-2018

6:00 - 6:30pm Light Meal

6:30 - 8:00pm Problem Solving Sessions

Meetings are usulaly held in Keplinger Hall, 3rd floor, room 3160. Parking is available along 4th Place between College and Harvard.


THURSDAY, September 7, 2017

Facilitators: Donna Farrior

Session Title "Uber Math"

Attendance: 32 Attendeess

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Facilitator: Dave Auckly

Session Title: Triangle Groups (link to pictures taken during the session)

ABSTRACT - There are many cool things one can do with triangles, ranging from mathematically-inspired artistic constructions, to surprising relations between paths and sequences of letters with symmetry and rigid motion. We will discuss some of these demonstrating tasks suitable for students in all grades K – 12.

Attendance: 28 Attendees

Sponsor(s): Tulsa Engineering Foundation (TEF), The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Handouts or Material Covered: Smaller Triangle, Mirror Rooms and Wallpaper

BIO: Dave Auckly earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and then held a postdoctoral position at UT Austin followed by an NSF postdoc at UC Berkeley. He then moved to Kansas State University before taking the Associate Director position at MSRI from 2009 – 2012. His research interests cover a broad range of geometry/topology and overlap with PDE, mathematical physics and algebraic geometry.He has been very involved in many special educational programs. For example, he helped incorporate mathematics into a residential college at the University of Michigan, and created a unique `Brainstorming and Barnstorming’ program and a center for the integration of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research at KSU. He organizes the upper level Math Circle at K-State, and is co-founder and executive director of the Navajo Nation Math Circle. He lights up like the Vegas strip when he talks about mathematics. Dave has directed around 30 undergraduate and graduate level research projects and he has been recognized with the Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America, and several teaching awards.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Facilitator: Marilyn Howard

Session Title: Magic, Latin, and Sudoku Squares

Attendance: 33 Attendees

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department, catered by Elote.

Handouts or Material Covered: Magic Matrix and Magic squares problems , 7x7 Latin Square template, Latin Squares in Experimental Design, Sudoku-a draft by Fleron, et al. 2015, Mystical Magic Squares – NCTM Math Teaching in the Middle School.



THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Facilitator: TBD

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Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5 OR MAY 3, 2018 -TBA

Facilitator: Kimberly Adams

Session TitleBreakout Boxes II

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Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.