At Maths Teacher Circles, we create experiences where you can enjoy maths with others.
We make this possible by:
Five features that make Maths Teacher Circles unique:
We bring together people of all mathematical backgrounds, capabilities and confidence. So it’s essentially like any heterogeneous group of learners! Importantly, presenters use problems that will be accessible and interesting for a wide range of ability levels. We encourage presenters to choose a task that:
During a session, time is spent exploring maths problems together. Time is also allocated for thinking about how to adapt and run each task with students. For example:
A core intention of Maths Teacher Circles is that sessions are enjoyable. We want you to join us because you're curious about maths and teaching. Opt-in attendance means you have the choice over how you are spending your time learning.
By returning to Maths Teacher Circles sessions regularly, participants:
In 2020, Maths Teacher Circles came to Australia for the first time. Since then, over 700 teachers, academics and other maths enthusiasts from across Australia and overseas have come together to share ideas about maths and teaching and to learn from one another.
This celebrated approach to professional development has been running in the United States for approximately 20 years and has a rich history that extends back even further.
Maths Circles were first formed in Russia and Bulgaria in the 1900s as a form of collaborative and non-competitive mathematical enrichment for students.
Michaela is a maths educator who is deeply committed to sharing great maths ideas with others.
After searching for ways to make professional learning more meaningful, she founded Maths Teacher Circles in Australia.
Michaela is also a past president of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, has taught at schools in rural and urban areas and now works closely with teachers throughout Australia.
Michaela developed a curiosity for maths from her grand-mother. She now has the privilege of sharing this love of learning with her young daughter.