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Math Circle Continuation and Changes

Greetings to current and former Math Circle families,

A lot is new in the world of the Math Renaissance (formerly Talking Stick) Math Circle:

  1. New name, location, website
  2. New course schedules
  3. New way to subscribe to blog
  4. New podcast
  5. Gratitudes

Here are the details:

  1. Our new home:
  2. Course schedules for the fall and winter 2021-22 are posted. The overarching theme for 2021-22 is “Axioms of Mathematics.” We’ll explore the differences between axioms, conjectures, theorems, and proofs. (An axiom is a self-evident truth, something that we assume to be true without having to prove it. You can’t prove something from nothing so we have to start somewhere.) We’ll delve into set theory, formal logic, Euclidean geometry, symmetry, isomorphism, cognitive science, number theory, and more. Douglas Hofstadter’s Pulitzer-Prize winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid will be a guiding influence. In various courses, we’ll take intermissions from these studies to engage in mathematical games, unsolved problems, and applied mathematics.
  3. After today, this Math Circle blog will no longer be distributed via the Harmony/Talking Stick site. You can  resubscribe via the RSS feed on the site or email me through the contact form if you want to subscribe via email instead.
  4. Rachel and I visited the New Books Network podcast to talk about math education. You can take a listen here! (You also can hear us at #kidslabpodcast.)
  5. As you may know, Talking Stick Learning Center has reorganized into Harmony Learning Community. I am filled with gratitude for the people here who have supported Math Circle over the past decade-plus: co-directors, parents, students, board members, and many more. Thank you for making a difference in the world!

With warm regards for all of your encouragement and support,