Mathematics Department

Samuelson Hall

Room 208

(509) 963-2103

BlandB@cwu.edu

Kittitas Valley Math Circle is a weekly math program for 2nd-6th grade students with their parents/guardians.

Click below to learn more:

- What is a Math Circle?
- 2nd through 6th Grade Students and Parents
- Undergraduate Math Circle Mentors
- Other Math Circle Resources
- Contact Us

A Math Circle is...

- a fun and activity community for students, teachers and their parents to explore mathematical problem solving;
- a place where people motivate each other to learn mathematics by sharing their love and enjoyment of the subject;
- a place for students to take charge of finding the answer.

Join us for the Kittitas Valley Math Circle. Check out the 2018-2019 program:

- Fall 2018 (Oct 2 - Oct 30). Topic: Math and Literature.
- Winter 2019 (Jan 29 - Feb 26). Topic: Math and Legos.
- Spring 2019 (Apr 16- May 14). Topic: Math and Magic.

During the Math Circle sessions, the students will meet weekly on Tuesdays (6:30-7:30pm) at the Samuelson Building on Central Washington's campus. Click here for a Google Map to the building. Note, parking on campus is free after 4:30 pm and we would advise you to park in the O-5 lot, across the street from the Science Building (at the intersection of Wildcat Way and 14th Ave). If you are in a handicap marked vehicle you can park in the marked spots close to Samuelson.

￼__Students__: Learn how to use mathematics!

__Parents/guardians__: Join us for two weeks to learn about the same games and to also join Central Professors Shiver and Rogan-Klyve to learn more about the mathematics behind the Common Core and other curriculum changes that your students are currently exploring at school.

__Apply Now!__ We will only be able to accept the first 40 students who apply, so apply soon!

Application Deadlines:

- Fall 2018: Sept 28
- Winter 2019: January 22
- Spring 2019: April 9

Paperwork for Students:

Participating undergrad Math Circle mentors commit to:

- participating in Math Circle Mentor training:
- Fall Training: Sept 29, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Winter Training: January 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
- Spring Training: April 9 6:00-8:00 pm

- Assist at 15 Math Circle sessions

Undergraduate Math Circle Mentor applications are due Sept 26, 2018

If you are looking for other resources for young students we recommend:

**Art of Problem Solving Beast Academy**, http://www.beastacademy.com/ This is a graphic novel curriculum series for 2nd through 5th grade. Art of Problem Solving does great mathematics and this series is growing to be a highlight of their offerings.**Erich's Math Puzzles-**http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/mathpuzzle.html**Julia Robinson Math Festival,**http://jrmf.org/problems.php**MSRI/ AMS Math Circle Library Books**including:**Math For Love, http://mathforlove.com/lessons/**including their Guide for Grown-Ups: How to help your kids fall in love with math**Math Kangaroo,**http://www.mathkangaroo.org/ Math Kangaroo is an international math competition for elementary students.**Math Pickle, mathpickle.com**Moebius Noodles started as a blog from a parent's efforts to bring more math to her children. The series has since grown to be a book and include online courses for students and parents.**Moebius Noodles, http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/****NY Times Numberplay, http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/category/numberplay/****NRICH- Specialists in Rich Mathematics,****http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage****Vi Hart You Tube Channel**, https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart**Wild Maths**. http://wild.maths.org/**Math Cuts**. http://www.cwu.edu/math/kittitas-valley-math-circle

Kittitas Valley Math Circle is sponsored by The Central Washington University Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CESME), Central Washington University Department of Mathematics and the National Association of Math Circles. *This project was partially supported by the CESME Faculty Program of Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA and the National Association of Math Circles Math Circle Grant program*.

Dr. Brandy Wiegers, Dr. Dominic Klyve coordinate the 2nd-6th Grade Student Programs.

Dr. Janet Shiver and Professor Allyson Rogan-Kylve coordinate the Parent/Guardian Program.

Contact the CWU College of the Sciences. Phone: 509-963-2135 email: cots@cwu.edu

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