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Circle on the Road March 13, 2010 - March 15, 2010
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2010 about 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 13, 2009 over 4 years ago
Location: Arizona State University -- Tempe Campus
Organizers Dave Auckly, Matthias Kawski, Omayra Ortega, Hugo Rossi and Mark Saul
Speaker(s) No Speakers Assigned Yet.
Description
The workshop will begin on Saturday with a Math Festival for school children in the Phoenix area. Throughout the day there will be a number of parallel math circle sessions on such topics as rational tangles, math and magic, There will also be a number of activity tables, each staffed by a mathematical expert. When students reach certain understanding milestones at the various activity tables, they will be rewarded with raffle tickets for drawings that will take place at the end of the day. We expect 400 students and 150 adults to attend the festival. Many undergraduates and graduate students from ASU will contribute time to make the festival and later Math Circle a success. Just as important as the ability of students to move from one activity or session to a different one is the ability of circle leaders (and potential leaders) to move from one to another. This allows everyone to learn from several different centers, and to compare different approaches. There will be comment forms near each of the activities and the workshop participants will be invited to comment on the various activities. This will provide even experienced circle leaders with constructive feed back from other experienced circle leaders on the activities. The Festival will also serve as an introduction to instructional techniques for circle leaders and a laboratory for circle evaluators. About one month before the workshop, we will group people new to Math Circles together with experienced Math Circle leaders to plan and run the activities and sessions at the festival. Most of the preparation and communication will take place well before the festival, but we also expect that these groups will meet on Friday afternoon or evening before the festival. Doing this will give the people wishing to start Math Circles a hands-on introduction to appropriate activities and the benefit of the advice of an experienced circle leader while developing a presentation. A poster advertising the festival is available here An earlier poster is available here The following two days will include panel discussions and presentations on topics of interest to people who run or wish to run a math circle. More information will be posted closer to the date of the workshop. A poster advertising the workshop is available here An earlier poster is available here The Tempe Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place in PSA-Wexler. The workshop will take place in room 118 of PSA-Wexler. The hall is indicated on the following campus map. You should make your own flight arrangements. You can find many flight options on line at http://www.kayak.com/. In addition Southwest airlines has good service to Phoenix (PHX) http://www.southwest.com/. We have reserved rooms at a special rate at the following three hotels: (ask for the ASU Circle on the Road rate) Four Points by Sheraton - Tempe, 1333 Rural Road = $120 per night www.FourPoints.com/Tempe (480) 968-3451 Reservations can also be made by sending e-mail to asuhotels@adtrav.com (walking distance) Aloft Phoenix - 4450 East Washington Street = $119 per night http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3174&language=en_US (602) 275-6300 (on light rail line to ASU) Comfort Inn & Suites @ ASU, 1031 E. Apache Blvd = $100 per night http://www.comfortinn.com (480) 966-7202 Reservations can also be made by sending e-mail to asuhotels@adtrav.com (walking distance) Each of these hotels offers shuttle service to and from the airport. <\td>

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Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.