University of Arizona
Institute for Mathematics and Education

The Tucson Teachers' Circle Sessions

Middle School Teachers' Circle


Fall 2011 through Spring 2012


  • Thursday, September 8 - Brie Finegold and Priya Prasad presented Twists and Turns in Mathematics - The Moebius Strip and its cousins
  • Tuesday, October 11 - Nate Carlson presented Pascal's Triangle: A Voyage of Mathematical Discovery
  • Thursday, November 10 - Rohit Thomas presented The Euler characteristic: Geometry by Counting
  • Saturday, January 21 - MEAD Conference
  • Thursday, February 9 - Carrie Wright presented Graph Theory to the Rescue!
  • Thursday, March 8 - Priya Prasad presented Ancient Number Systems
  • Thursday, April 12 - Silvia Saccon presented Crytography


    Fall 2010 through Spring 2011


  • Tues, September 14 - Brie Finegold presented Mathematics Symmetry & Beauty in Origami.
  • Tues, October 19 - Victor Piercey and Priya Prasad presented Helping Students to Overcome Math Anxiety.
  • Wed, November 3 - Cody Patterson presented How To Become Wiser By Forgetting Things: The Power of Modular Arithmetic.
  • Sat, January 22 - MEAD Conference: 71 sessions were presented on a wide variety of topics.
  • Thurs, February 10 - Carrie Wright presented The Fibonacci Sequence.
  • Thurs, March 3 - Ginny Bohme presented An Introduction to Fractals.
  • Thurs, April 7 - Erin Militzer and Matt Benander presented Mathematical Games


    Fall 2009 through Spring 2010


  • September 15- Math Olympiads       presented by Susan Norton-Scott
  • October 6- Squares within Squares
          presented by Dr. Fred Stevenson
  • November 3- Using Algebra Blocks for Teaching Middle School Mathematics:
          Exploring a Variety of Topics

          presented by Cynthia Anhalt
  • January 30- Proof by Crayon
          presented by Ji Li and Ginny Bohme.
  • February 9- A Historical Look at Multiplication Methods
          presented by Dr. Dan Madden
  • March 9- Dissect, Rearrange, and Motivate- Area Explorations of
          2-dimensional Figures
    presented by Jen Eli
  • April 6- The Data Says What?!
    presented by Sarah Hoffman

    Fall 2008 through Spring 2009


  • Dr. Phil Grizzard presented
    Engaging Number Theory Problems
    September 10, 2008

  • Dr. Nate Carlson and Ginny Bohme presented
    Pascal's Triangle
    October 8, 2008

  • Dr. Joe Watkins presented
    A Mathematician Goes to Indonesia
    November 19, 2008

  • Dr. Nate Carlson and Ginny Bohme presented
    Great Expectations
    January 24, 2009

  • Dr. Ji Li and Ginny Bohme
    Ropin'in the Mathematics
    February 19, 2009

  • Alyssa Keri presented
    Recursive Patterns
    March 26, 2009

  • Dr. Carrie Wright presented
    Symmetry Explorations
    April 23, 2009


  • Fall 2007 through Spring 2008



  • Dr. Fred Stevenson presented
    Exploratory Problems
    September 19, 2007
  • Dr. David Gay presented
    Geometry Models
    October 17, 2007

  • Dr. Rebecca McGraw presented
    Geometry Investigations Using Geometer's Sketchpad
    November 14, 2007

  • Nate Carlson and Ginny Bohme presented
    Chinese New Year and Other Number Patterns
    January 26, 2008

  • Dr. Sybilla Beckmann Kazez introduced Singapore Math- Using Strip Diagrams to Solve Problems.February 27, 2008
  • Dr. Bill McCallum presented
    Great Issues of Our Time: The Quadratic Formula
    March 26, 2008

  • Dr. Paul Zeitz taught Rigged Games for the Mathematics Classroom. April 17, 2008



  • High School Teachers' Circle


    Fall 2011 through Spring 2012


  • Thursday, September 22 - Fred Stevenson presented Five Mathematical Problems You Can Try on the Back of a Napkin
  • Tuesday, October 13 - W. Steven Rosenthal presented Mathematics is in the Cards
  • Thursday, November 17 - Carrie Wright presented Graph Theory to the Rescue!
  • Thursday, February 16 - Cody Patterson presented Going The Distance: How to Do Algebra in Geometric Settings
  • Thursday, March 15 - Josh Tabor presented Using Tools of Statistics to Solve the World's problems
  • Thursday, April 19 - Ginny Bohme & Carrie Wright presented Exploring Some Favorite Problems

  • Fall 2010 through Spring 2011


  • Tues, September 21 - Ron Hopley presented Platonic Solids- How they really relate.
  • Tues, October 26 - Barbara Shipman from Univ. of Texas presented Patterns in Counting.
  • Wed, November 17 - Prof. Juan Restrepo presented The Mathematics of Climate and Global Change.
  • Sat, January 22 - MEAD Conference: 71 sessions were presented on a wide variety of topics.
  • Thurs, February 17 - Matt Thomas presented Exploding Dots.
  • Thurs, March 10 - Canceled due to illness
  • Thurs, April 28 - Cody Patterson presented Cody's Donut Shop and the Mathematics of Choice.


    Fall 2009 through Spring 2010


  • September 22- Nature's Golden Rule
          presented by Dr. Joceline Lega
  • October 20- Mathematical Games
          presented by Nate Carlson
  • November 17- Flatland and Multi-Dimensions presented by Prof. Tom Banchoff from Brown University
  • January 30- Preferred Parking Perplexity
          presented by Ji Li and Ginny Bohme.
  • February 16- Understanding Some of
          the Statistics Behind the U.S. Census

          presented by Walter Piegorsch
  • March 23- The MATRIX Re-adjacent, presented by Phil Grizzard
  • April 13- Biology ↔ Mathematics: An Educational Dilemma for the 21st Century, presented by Chris Bergevin



  • Spring 2009



  • Dr. Nate Carlson and Ginny Bohme presented
    Catalan Numbers
    January 24, 2009

  • Dr. Fred Stevenson presented
    Transcendental Numbers and More
    February 12, 2009

  • Dr. Bill McCallum presented presented
    Error-Coding Messages
    March 12, 2009

  • Dr. Deb Hughes-Hallett presented
    Decision Analysis
    April 16, 2009