Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle (GNMTC) events are designed to bring together teachers of mathematics and mathematicians with the goal of discovering the excitement and richness of problem solving in deep yet accessible mathematical topics. Join other teachers of mathematics for an evening of free food, fellowship and fun at a Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle meeting near you.
The GNMTC has joined with thousands of other teachers across the nation who are part of the growing Math Teachers Circle movement. Support for the GNMTC comes from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) through the National Security Agency (NSA). This enables us to be a member of the National Association of Math Circles (NAMC). For more information about NAMC, check out www.mathcircles.org.
Besides the annual kickoff event before NATM, Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circles convene once in the fall and/or once in the spring, depending upon the location. Past locations have been: Grand Island, Hebron, Falls City, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Beatrice, Norfolk and Seward.
For additional information about dates, locations, times or contact information, please contact us. In addition to these events, there are Math Teachers Circles that convene regularly in Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Wayne, NE.
- Beatrice, NE: October 22
- Falls City, NE: November 17
- Grand Island,NE (middle level): October 27
- Grand Island, NE (elementary): March 24, 2015
- Milligan, NE: March 11, 2015
- Norfolk, NE: April 15, 2015
- Seward, NE: November 5
2016 kickoff event in Kearney
This year’s NATM Fall Conference and Greater Nebraska Math Teachers’ Circle opening event will feature some top-notch presenters. Dan Meyer (of TED Talk fame) will lead plenary sessions at the conference, and faculty from UNL and Wayne State will lead Math Teachers’ Circle events for elementary mathematics teachers and secondary mathematics teachers, respectively. The NATM Conference takes place on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Kearney, NE. Click here for the schedule.
The GNMTC are events which include a dinner and a presentation about mathematics especially designed to engage teachers, yet be applicable to the classroom. The event is FREE and will take place at the Holiday Inn the night before the conference. EVERYONE is welcome (whether or not you will be attending the conference). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Food will be served at 6:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 7 p.m.
Elementary Teacher Presentation
- Title: Adventures in Coding: Connections with Elementary Mathematics
- Presenters: Dr. Amanda Thomas, Dept. of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, UNL and McKenzie Nielsen, Pre-service Teacher, UNL
- Description: It’s time to play! Explore a variety of tools and apps that engage even the youngest children in coding and game design. Then, engage in discussion to unpack the mathematical ideas embedded in the use of these technologies, and consider how they might fit in with your own classroom practice. (No coding experience needed!)
Secondary Teacher Presentation
- Title: A Set of Moving Problems
- Presenters: Mathematics Department Faculty, Wayne State College
- Description: 'Snapshots' of various types of motion will be shared, and participants will get out of their seats to describe what type of motion produced that snapshot and why. This presentation promises to be a truly moving experience!
2015 Math Teachers Circles
|Date||Wednesday, October 22, 2014|
|Time||5:30 - 7:00 pm|
|Date||Monday, November 17 2014|
|Time||6:00 – 7:30 pm|
|Location||Falls City High School|
|Grand Island, Elementary Session|
|Date||Tuesday, March 24, 2015|
|Time||6:00 - 7:30 pm|
|Location||Kneale Administration Building)|
|Date||Wednesday, March 11 2015|
|Time||5:30 - 7:00 pm|
|Location||Evening with Friends, Milligan|
|Date||Monday, April 15 2015|
|Time||6:30 – 8:00 pm|
|Location||Northeast Community College, Science Building|