TCMTC is a circle for middle school math teachers and is located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota. The TCMTC mission is threefold:
1. to create a community among middle school mathematics teachers and professional mathematicians that can support and foster long-term collaboration,
2. to provide a source for rich mathematics problems for teachers to use in their classrooms, and
3. to strengthen middle school math teachers’ problem solving skills.
Our ultimate goal is to help today’s students become flexible, creative and collaborative problem solvers, in order to lead the U.S. in STEM-related fields in the future. Following the AIM protocol for teachers' circles we began the TCMTC with an immersion workshop in August 2010 and will hold meetings on six Thursdays throughout the 2010-2011 academic year. Each of these six sessions will be co-led by a college mathematics professor and a middle school teacher. The sessions will center on rich and appropriate mathematical problems selected for mathematical content, accessibility and their potential for use in the classroom. Each meeting will also include dinner and pedagogical discussions.
University of St. Thomas 2115 Summit Ave., Mail #: OSS 201
, MN 55105
44° 56' 33.9792" N, 93° 11' 21.3504" W