Twin Cities Math Teachers' Circle

This is a professional support group of UST math professors working with Twin Cities middle school math teachers to enrich their knowledge of mathematics and enhance their teaching.

Dinner meetings for the academic year 2016-17 will be announced shortly.  
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Meetings will be held:



Members of the Twin Cities Math Teachers' Circle met for an enrichment activity and meeting on February 6, 2014.


UST Math Faculty
Kroschel, Brenda 
Loe, Melissa Shepard

Minneapolis Public Middle School Teachers
Chris Wernimont (Anwatin)

Identity/Mission (informal)

In the summer of 2010, we initiated a professional support group of 24 members, consisting of UST math professors and Twin Cities middle school math teachers.  At a summer retreat and dinner meetings throughout the year, we discuss mathematics, solve problems, and work to enhance the teaching of middle school mathematics.  We are part of the expanding national Math Teachers' Circle Network.

Financial Supporters

University of St. Thomas

Past Topics and Speakers

8 Jan 2015
5 Feb 2015
5 Mar 2015
16 Apr 205

02 Oct 2014
06 Nov 2014
04 Dec 2014

10 Jan 2013 Twin Cities Member Meeting
7 Feb 2013 Sunil Chetty (College of St. Benedict and St. John's University) and Seth Leavitt: Modular Arithmetic and Solving Polynomial Equations for N
7 Mar 2013 Lisa Rezac
11 Apr 2013 Molly Leonard Tun
2 May 2013 Pavel Belik, Augsburg College

19 Jan 2012 Melissa Loe and Kurt Alpers Number Puzzles Beyond Sudoku
16 Feb 2012 Brenda Kroschel and Suzanne Horne Mathematics of String Art
19 Apr 2012 Cheri Shakiban and Daniel Bernal Quipos
7 May 2012 Melissa Loe and Chris Sullivan Discrete Math
4 Oct 2012 Cheri Shakiban and Chris Wernimont Mathematics and Symmetry
1 Nov 2012 Brenda Kroschel and Carr Kpanyor Graph Theory and Matrices

13 Jan 2011 Lisa Rezac Coding and Crytography
10 Feb 2011 Heekyung Youn Binomial Theorem and the Normal Distribution
10 Mar 2011 Brenda Kroschel Exploding Dots
14 Apr 2011 Tracy Biebelnieks Game Theory
13 Oct 2011 Brian Loe The Mathematics of Soap Bubbles
17 Nov 2011 Cheri Shakiban and Chris Wernimont Fractal Geometry

14 Oct 2010 Melissa Loe Euler Characteristic
11 Nov 2010 Cheri Shakiban, Patty DeJarlais Pascal's Triangle, the Sierpinski Triangle, and the Tower of Hanoi