Tulsa Math Teachers' Circle MEETINGS

MEETING DATES FOR 2016-2017

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.

Our March meeting will be facilitated by our very own TMTC member, Rich Redner.  With a topic of KENKEN puzzles, we have a fun, fun evening in store for all!!   Please join us at 6:00 pm for dinner, immediately followed by our problem solving session.  As always, there is no charge and you are invited to bring a colleague! 

THURSDAY, MARCH2, 2017

Date:               Thursday, March 2
Time:               6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Place:             The University of Tulsa, Keplinger Hall, Room 3160 (Upstairs on west wing of building)
Facilitator:     Rich Redner, TU Math Faculty and TMTC member
Title:               CAN you KENKEN?

Bio: Rich Redner earned a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from Guilford College in 1974. He was awarded a master’s in 1976 and a Ph.D. degree in 1977, both from the University of Houston.  After completing his degree, Rich Redner spent two years at the Johnson Space Center as a National Research Council Associate performing research in pattern recognition applied to remote sensing. 

Dr. Redner has been at The University of Tulsa since 1980 and is currently Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.  He notes that the job of Associate Dean is a great job. He gets to admit master’s and doctoral students and graduate them.  He also gets to award research funding and with teaching and research assistantships. The assistantships help fund their graduate degrees and give them experience in their field.
He enjoys reading science fiction, fantasy and a good vampire story from time to time.  He fought his first judo match at the age of 35 and played judo for 15 years.  He retired with the rank of Yondan, which is a fourth degree black belt.  Now he enjoys walking and has a daily goal of walking 10,000 steps a day.  He lives with his wife of 45 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016

Facilitators: Joshua Smith

Session Title "Games Night"

Attendance: Forty math educators

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

Handouts or Material Covered: What Do I Do On My Turn Again - Best Family Holiday Board Games

List of games brought to meeting:
Tsuro
Love Letter
Ticket to Ride
Machi Koro
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Desert
Pirate Den
Dead Drop
King of Tokyo
Codenames (no demo)

Joshua Smith is a board game enthusiast and contributing writer for the Tulsa metro-based website Indiecardboard.com. He was introduced to board gaming culture nearly five years ago and has been involved in reviewing board games for three years. His writing and speaking engagements center around the benefits of board game playing in a digital culture.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

Facilitator: Marilyn Howard, The University of Tulsa and Tulsa MTC

Session Title: Count Me In

Attendance: 38

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: Count Me In Probelm Set



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

Facilitator: Donna Farrior and Kimberly Adams

Session Title: “Partner Puzzles with Pizzazz”

Attendance: 28

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

Handouts or Material Covered: Partner Puzzle



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Facilitator: Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University and San Jose MTC

Session TitleNavajo Math Circle (link to the trailer)

Attendance:

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

Free Screening:
"Navajo Math Circles" - Circle Cinema - Monday, February 6, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Circle Cinema, Tulsa Math Girls' Circle and Tulsa Math Teacher's Circle



THURSDAY, MARCH2, 2017

Facilitator: Rich Redner, The University of Tulsa and Tulsa MTC

Session Title "Can you Kenken?"

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

Handouts or Material Covered:



THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

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LINK TO THE FULL 2016-2017 MEETING SCHEDULE