English teachers read and write, music teachers practice and perform, art teachers design and craft. But what do math teachers do? Fill-out worksheets? Calculate tips? File their taxes? We provide a space for K-12 teachers of mathematics to explore and be creative: to get hooked on an idea, experiment, and discover something new!
In short, we provide a space for math teachers to work as mathematicians do! We believe that nurturing our own enthusiasm and curiosity for math will transfer to our students.
We are a group of Philadelphia area math teachers, mathematicians, and education researchers, who have created a welcoming and casual community for K-12 teachers of mathematics. Since 2011, we have held regular workshops for doing authentic problem-solving and exploring mathematical-inquiry practices. We share ideas and support each other in our goal to engage in career-long growth in our understanding of math, learning, and teaching.
One attendee put it this way: “You all do a really terrific job. Fun math + great food + coming away with improved teaching skills and a positive viewpoint on math = EXCELLENT!”
Fun with Math
No matter what your level of confidence and experience with math, you can enjoy, succeed at, and stretch yourself at our workshops. We work as a team to:
- Build our problem-solving toolkits
- Deepen our appreciation of math
- Understand connections between areas of math
- See math as creative and fun
- Collaborate with other teachers while tackling problems
- Explore math practice standards