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The East Texas Math Teachers’ Circle provides teachers and math enthusiasts with opportunities to explore rich, open-ended mathematical questions as they develop and discuss problem-solving skills. Events are free and professional development (CPE and G/T) credits are available. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Long at

Spring 2021 schedule

Meetings will occur 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Access to each meeting will be provided to participants who register in advanceThe information below is being updated as it becomes available.

Feb. 9: "Towers of Hanoi and Graph Theory"
Led by: Dr. Brian Beavers

Description coming soon

March 16: TBD
Led by: Dr. Clint Richardson

Description coming soon

April 13: TBD
Led by: Dr. Tom Judson

Description coming soon

May 18: TBD
Led by: Dr. Brittney Falahola

Description coming soon

Previous meetings: Fall 2020

Sept. 15: "A Math Without Words Puzzle"
Led by: Dr. Jane Long

In this session, we’ll investigate a puzzle with no description or instructions. Intrigued? Join us for this mysterious session to kick off a new academic year. The mathematics we encounter will be accessible for all.

Oct. 13: "Adventures in Voting"
Led by: Dr. Keith Hubbard

First, we will look at voting districts and how they can be selected to maximize the representation of a party. We will use math to investigate what is really happening.

Then, we will move to the Electoral College, used for presidential elections, and look at mathematical strategies for winning an election.

Nov. 10: "Election Methods"
Led by: Dr. Jonathan Mitchell

For this math circle, join us on Zoom while we explore a variety of election types. We will discuss questions such as: What methods are there for determining a winner? Which methods are fair? By what standard do we measure fairness?

Toward the end of the session, we will vote and choose a winner for “best movie of all time.” What movie would you vote for?


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