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Author: Sam Vandervelde; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.); American Mathematical Society.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Mathematical Sciences Research Institute ; Providence. R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©2009.
Series: MSRI mathematical circles library, 2.
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"Math circles provide a selling in which mathematicians work with secondary school students who are interested in mathematics. This form of outreach, which has existed for decades in Russia, Bulgaria, and other countries, is now rapidly spreading across the United Stales as well. The first part of this book offers helpful advice on all aspects of math circle operations, culled from conversations with over a dozen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Vandervelde; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.); American Mathematical Society.
ISBN: 9780821847527 082184752X
OCLC Number: 276602405
Description: x, 217 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Oversight --
1. Molding a Math Circle --
2. Supporting a Math Circle --
3. Sustaining a Math Circle --
4. Leading a Math Circle --
II. Presentations --
5. Game of Criss-Cross --
6. Double Time --
7. King Chickens --
8. Into the Unknown --
9. Sneaky Segments --
10. Heads or Tails --
11. Circling the Square --
12. Making Change --
13. Square Dance --
14. Reflection in a Circle --
III. Appendices --
A. Sample Documents --
B. Warm-ups --
C. Sample Grant Proposal --
D. Sample Grant Report.
Series Title: MSRI mathematical circles library, 2.
Responsibility: Sam Vandervelde.

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Offers advice on various aspects of math circle operations. This book includes topics such as creative means for getting the word out to students, sound principles for selecting effective speakers,  Read more...

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