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Mathematics Department
Samuelson Hall
Room 208
(509) 963-2103

Adult Sessions: Teachers, Parents, Guardians and Math Enthusiasts!

Welcome, Kittitas Valley Math Enthusiasts! Click on the following to get more information about:

KVMC Adult Program

The Math Circle provides a quarterly opportunity for adults (parent/guardians and teachers) to engage in mathematical problem-solving. This quarterly gathering is a supportive forum organized by master teacher Linda Graf and Central professors Shiver and Rogan-Klyve that also includes tips about the mathematical games the elementary students will be exploring. The goal is to provide more opportunities for adults to learn more about their students’ current classroom experience and to engage in mathematical exploration as a family once the students go home.

Spring 2020 2nd-6th Grade Kittitas Valley Math Circle face-to-face program is canceled to adhere to Kittitas Valley Public Health Request. We hope to post online Math Circle lessons in mid-April. Until then we recommend which has a summary of online resources. 

2020-2021 KVMC Program

Our adult sessions will begin Oct. 6th at 6:30 in Samuelson Room 117.  This fall we will be exploring mindsets and how learning is limitless.  Math Circles will be referring to the research of Dr. Jo Boaler, professor/author at Stanford University.  Dr. Boaler’s work is backed with brain research by some of the most well-renowned neuroplasticity scientists.  We will be looking at the first two keys of learning Dr. Boaler references in her book: “Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live without Barriers.” You do not need to read the book to participate in our discussions.

  •  Oct. 6th:  Learning  Key #1 – Every time we learn, our brains form, strengthen, or connect neural pathways.  We need to replace the idea that learning ability is fixed, with the recognition that we are all on a growth journey.

  • Oct. 20th: Learning Key #2 – The times when we are struggling and making mistakes are the best times for brain growth.

 We will spend half of our time together each Tuesday discussing these ideas and the other half experiencing math and problem-solving.


Other KVMC program dates:

  • Fall 2020 (Oct 6, Oct 20).
  • Winter 2021 (Online)
  • Spring 2021 (April 13, April 20)
  • KVMC Math Festival: May 11

During the Math Circle sessions, the adults 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.


Weather Cancellation Policy

The policy will be that Math Circle will be canceled if the local schools have a late start that day, cancel after-school activities, or if there is a published weather warning for the region.


Register Now! 

Click Here for the Adult Math Circle Registration Form!


Kittitas Valley Math Circle Leadership

Kittitas Valley Math Circle is sponsored by The Central Washington University College of the Sciences and the Central Washington University Department of Mathematics. This project was partially supported by the MAA Tensor grant, the CESME Faculty Program of Central Washington University, and the National Association of Math Circles Math Circle Mentorship Grant program.

Questions about Kittitas Valley Math Circle?

Contact the CWU College of the Sciences. Phone: 509-963-2135    email:

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