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Circle on the Road Spring 2012 April 13, 2012 - April 15, 2012

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Apr 13, 2012
Friday
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  Welcome and introduction. What are we going to produce?
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
  Featured mathematics activities - Scrap Heap Projects (Erica Voolich)
04:05 PM - 05:05 PM
  Sample Math Circle Demonstration (Blake Thornton)
05:10 PM - 05:40 PM
  Pass out T-Shirts to everyone, display photos of space. Saturday Math Circle teams meet, check supplies and hand-outs, go over activity one last time.
05:40 PM - 06:40 PM
  Student Run Circles (Panel - Katherine "Matt" Droujkova, Joshua Frye, Alan Du, Johnny Li, Daniela Ganelin)
06:50 PM - 07:40 PM
  Mathematical Street Performances group wanders around the Mall showing members of the public quick math gems. Advertise for Festival on Saturday.
Apr 14, 2012
Saturday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Arrive at Smithsonian and set up concourse and classrooms for activities.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Drop in activities in the Concourse begin as the public starts to arrive.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Activities 1, ... 6 run in the classroom and concourse areas.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Activities 7, ...12 run in the classroom and concourse areas.
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch break
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
  Activities 1, ... 6 run in the classroom and concourse areas.
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Activities 7, ...12 run in the classroom and concourse areas.
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Clean up/pack-up
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  Each group talks and evaluates their own session.
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Banquet--For the first 5 min we hand out packet of activity hand-outs with suggestion forms. -Over hors d'oeuvres each team gives a 3 min description of their activity.
Apr 15, 2012
Sunday
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  From the Math Teacher's Circle to the Math Teacher's Classroom (Panel - Glenn Stevens, Jason Ermer, Florence Fasanelli, Anne (Sage) Moore, Susan Shaw)
09:15 AM - 09:35 AM
  Breakfast Snacks
09:40 AM - 10:25 AM
  Evaluation: Ways to Evaluate Math Circles, What we know about how well they work, what we need to do to have better evidence. (Joint Presentation: Diana White, Brandy Wiegers)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Elementary Math Circles (Panel - Rodi Steinig, Bill Mueller, Laura Givental, Daniela Ganelin)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Different Audiences: Teachers’ Circles, Summer Programs, Student Circles (Panel - Glenn Stevens, Steve Maurer, Mira Bernstein, Paul Zeitz)
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
  Inspiring Students and Removing the Stigma of Failure (Gordon Hamilton)