Spring

Instructor Training Workshops

In these instructor training workshops, we will engage in activities from the “Finding Math“ curriculum and discover the mathematics underlying various games and puzzles. In some cases, simple games will lead to and illuminate complex mathematical ideas, and in others understanding the underlying mathematics will enable you to master a game or puzzle and see it in a new light. “Finding Math” curriculum can be used for students in grades 4 through 8.

The Center has held several training sessions led by Phil Dituri, a math educator who helped create the “Finding Math” curriculum. If you would like to attend a workshop and become a “Finding Math” instructor, please contact us at cmt@math.nyu.edu.

The training consists of three parts, each part is a day-long session, usually held on the weekends. Please keep in mind that the parts are not the same as different topics are discussed in each one of them. The trainings encompass the following games/activities:

Part one
One row nim, One-piece Chess, Two row nim, Magic Squares (introduction), The Fifteen Game
DYCD Part 1: March 4th, 2017
DYCD Part 1: April 22nd, 2017
Part two
Tic-Tac-Toe: The Deeper Meaning of a Simple Game, Magic Squares (Linear Algebra), Giotto, Gumdrop Polyhedra, Armenian linguistics
NYU Part 2: February 18th, 2017
DYCD Part 2: April 1st, 2017
Part three
NYU Part 3: March 18th, 2017

Finding Math Circles @ Courant

These math circles are based around the study of games and activities and aim to introduce the idea of strategy and predetermined outcome using mathematical concepts. The graduates of the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics program are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in participating in the Center’s programs, please contact us i at cmt@math.nyu.edu.

Middle School

High School

Finding Math Circle @ NDHS

Center for Mathematical Talent is partnering with New Design High School (NDHS), located at 350 Grand St, New York NY, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in starting a tuition-free math enrichment program for NDHS students. Finding Math Circle at NDHS will consist of two ten-week cycles during the academic year starting this semester. Participation is open to grades 10, 11, and 12 and it will be led by Paul Gray, the math department facilitator at NDHS, a PhD candidate in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and a CMT Instructor.

Dates: Feb 2, 9, 16, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 20, 27

The Finding Math Circle @ NDHS is partially funded by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Clowes Foundation via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. We also gratefully acknowledge support from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Finding Math Circle @ TAG

Center for Mathematical Talent is partnering with the TAG Young Scholars School (TAG), located a 240 E 109th St, New York NY, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in starting a tuition-free, ten-week, after school math enrichment program. Finding Math Circle at TAG is open to 4th and 5th graders who are interested in learning math in an interactive after-school environment, and it will be led by the Center for Mathematical Talent's instructor, Frances Stern. The program's topic is "codes," which gives students an understanding of the field of cryptography. The goal of this program is to develop mathematical talent through fun and engaging hands-on activities, games, and problems while providing an opportunity for students to engage in problem-solving that is different from typical classroom learning. Children will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and enjoy working with others doing the same. Last year, a parent showcase was done for the end of the program at which students showed off what they learned in the program.

This year, we will continue from where we left off, investigating numeric codes, playing logic and board games. Students who did not participate last year are welcome to join and will be able to understand and fully participate in this year's activities.

Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

If you are interested in participating, please email Andrea Scott at ascott@ymcanyc.org.

The Finding Math Circle @ TAG is partially funded by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Clowes Foundation via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. We also gratefully acknowledge support from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.