Our goal is to build a mathematical community in Chippewa Valley supporting middle school mathematics teachers in their mathematical knowledge, outlook, and pedagogy. We want them to enjoy mathematics and see it in a more productive manner. We are also hoping the math teacher circles will also connect the middle school teachers to each other more, improving collaboration among teachers both in and outside the classroom.
The approach of our math teacher circles will be similar to other math teacher circles. A mathematician starts the teachers with an interesting open-ended mathematical problem appropriate for the background of middle school teachers. The idea is NOT for the mathematician to tell them how to solve the problem but just to guide them as they come up with ideas. The teachers may generate questions that arise from this problem and will explore different possible solutions they create.
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