Danielle Buhrman and Alicia Davis
Greater Nebraska Math Teachers Circle

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.

2014-2015 Meetings

  • 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

Past Posters

  • Hebron, March 19 (View)
  • Norfolk, Nov 9, 2011(View)
  • Hastings, Nov 15, 2011(View)
  • Scottsbluff, Oct. 18, 2010 (View)
  • Norfolk, Oct. 20, 2010 (View)
  • Grand Island, Oct. 26, 2010 (View)
  • Grand Island, March 22, 2011 (View)
  • Fremont, Nov. 11, 2010 (View)

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
Location Valentinos
Contacts Ed Ankrom

Falls City
Date Monday, November 17 2014
Time 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location Falls City High School
Contacts Jason Vitosh

Grand Island, Elementary Session
Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location Kneale Administration Building)
Contacts Cindy Beaman
Danielle Dudo

Date Wednesday, March 11 2015
Time 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location Evening with Friends, Milligan
Contacts Deb Bulin

Date Monday, April 15 2015
Time 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location Northeast Community College, Science Building
Contacts Stacey Aldag