BAMA: Robert Megginson

San Jose State University (map)

From the BAMA website:

"Got Math? We Did, Long Before Europeans Arrived!

BAMA generally specializes in sharing modern views of mathematics, but for this presentation there will be a break from that tradition, in that some very old but remarkably sophisticated views of mathematics will be shared. The presentation will begin with a short excursion into Algonkian attitudes toward number as shown in Ojibwe number words. However, the centerpiece of the discussion will be some of the less well-known features of classical Central American mathematics, e.g., the number theory involved in the misunderstood "end of the world" computation attributed to the Maya that led to predictions of a doomsday earlier in this decade. The talk will be interactive, in that the audience will have the opportunity to try to solve (in groups) some real problems that appear on monuments of the classical Mayan era (and, if there is time, figure out when the world was supposed to end).

Bob Megginson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he has been since 1992 except for a two-year term as Deputy Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. Recognitions for his nationally-known work to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in mathematics include the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, as well as the highest service awards of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. He has been named to the Native American Science and Engineering Wall of Fame at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and portrayed in 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History by Bonnie Juettner."

SF Math Teachers Circle

Proof School (map)

Proof School is hosting the San Francisco Math Teachers Circle. 

If you're a math teacher and want to learn interesting mathematics that leaves the textbook far behind, join the Math Teachers Circle.

The Math Teachers Circle is hosted by Proof School and spearheaded by our Board Chair and co-founder, Paul Zeitz. These engaging and activity-based gatherings will be held monthly on Saturdays from 10am-12:30pm, starting in mid December. Coffee and food are provided.

Please contact Paul Zeitz at zeitzp @ usfca.edu to get on the mailing list.

For more information, see http://www.proofschool.org/community/#math-techers-circle

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Stanford University--McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center (map)

From the event website:

"This mathematics festival is open to students in grades 6-12 and will take place 9:30am - 12:00pm on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

It will be held at Stanford's McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center at 326 Galvez St. Look here for directions.

Parking is available in Parking Structure 7 which is next to the Patterson Building (08-050G) at 663 Serra Street."

SF Math Teachers Circle

Proof School (map)

Proof School is hosting the San Francisco Math Teachers Circle. 

If you're a math teacher and want to learn interesting mathematics that leaves the textbook far behind, join the Math Teachers Circle.

The Math Teachers Circle is hosted by Proof School and spearheaded by our Board Chair and co-founder, Paul Zeitz. These engaging and activity-based gatherings will be held monthly on Saturdays from 10am-12:30pm, starting in mid December. Coffee and food are provided.

Please contact Paul Zeitz at zeitzp @ usfca.edu to get on the mailing list.

For more information, see http://www.proofschool.org/community/#math-techers-circle