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Mathematics

Kittitas Valley Math Circle

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

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What is a Math Circle?

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.

2nd through 6th Grade Students with their Parents

Join us for the Kittitas Valley Math Circle. Check out the 2017-2018 program:

  • Fall 2017 (Oct 3 - Oct 24). Topic: Math Games Around the World.
  • Winter 2018 (Jan 30 - Feb 27).  Topic: Math and Art.
  • Spring 2018 (Apr 24- May 22). Topic: Math and Technology

During the Math Circle sessions the students will meet weekly on Tuesdays (6:30-7:30pm) at the CESME Office - 3rd floor CWU Science II building.  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 Science II.

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 2017: Oct 2
  • Winter 2018: January 29
  • Spring 2018: April 23


Paperwork for Students:

 

Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to participate as Math Circle Leaders

Participating undergrad Math Circle leaders commit to:

  • participating in Math Circle Leader training:
    • Fall Training:  Sept 26, 6:00 - 8:00pm
    • Winter Training: January 23, 6:00 - 8:00pm
    • Spring Training: April 17, 6:00-8:00pm
  • assist at 15 Math Circle sessions

Undergraduate Math Circle Leaders applications are due Sept  22nd, 2017.

 

Other Math Circle Resources: 

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

Kittitas Valley Math Circle Leadership

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. 

 

Questions about Kittitas Valley Math Circle? 

Contact Central Washington Center for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Education (CESME):  Phone: 509-963-2135    email: cesme@cwu.edu

 


      

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