For the second consecutive year the Mathematical Association of America has awarded MC2 a Dolciani Math Enrichment Grant. This $6,000 gift will provide funding for:
- Three summer workshops for our teachers (chiefly graduate students in
math at area universities) to focus on the development of teaching skills in a math circle setting;
- Supporting three graduate students and three CPS teachers to work in pairs to improve our plans for Haynes, Brahmagupta, and Cantor, our programs for middle schoolers; and
- Some of the pay for math circle teaching for the 2017-2018 year!
I’m excited by the prospect of spending this summer improving our plans and developing our teaching practice. Our mission at the Math Circles of Chicago is to build a life long love of mathematics in students from all backgrounds who live anywhere in Chicago. In turn, we need to be reflective about what we do–activities we choose, the way we build connections between teachers and students, students and students, and students to math.
Parents and students give us extremely positive feedback about our work–next year we’ll be even better!