Academic Year Program Teaching
Who: Graduate or undergrad math students and alumni, math professors and teachers to lead teach and assist teach fall, winter and spring sessions for 5th to 12th
graders. Experienced Lead Teachers and novice Assistant Teachers are asked to commit to a full session every lesson, alternating lessons or as a substitute.
Supports include co-teaching with an experienced MC2 teacher, 1:1 coaching and program-specific online discussions led by master teachers and planning sessions.
QED Youth Math Symposium Judges
Who: Volunteers with math, education and STEM backgrounds (or the like) to co-judge and critique the QED projects of young researchers. All judges will receive
training from MC2 ahead of time. Also seeking administrative volunteers to support check-in, the “Guesstimathon,” and running the judge’s room.
Julia Robinson Math Festival Volunteers
Who: Volunteers to run or co-run activity tables for MC2 students and their siblings and parents. MC2 provides activity instructions and demonstrations in advance
so table leaders can prepare.
Summer Camp Teaching and Volunteers
Who: Looking for individuals and teams to volunteer for a day of Summer Camp, offering various supports to Camp Leads and Teachers. More info coming.
Who: Looking for any individual who is interested in lending a hand to our work. Tell us what you like to do and we'll put you to work!
Math Circles of Chicago is unique in its approach to helping children develop a passion for mathematics. MC2 provides free, unique math enrichment programs outside of regular school hours and across Chicago for 5th - 12th grade students of diverse backgrounds with the goal of equipping children to excel in STEM fields in college and beyond.
The learning in math circles goes far beyond studying to Common Core standards or prepping for ACT or advanced placement exams, which can be tedious, rote and overwhelming. MC2 gives children a different experience, one where they see mathematics as empowering. By participating in math circles, children’s self-identity shifts so that they see themselves as doers of math, ‘enjoyers’ of math.
Math Circles of Chicago’s curriculum is exploratory and engaging via lesson plans that are cooperative, fun, and accessible to all. Children learn that math is challenging yet exciting, an opportunity rather than an obligation, and something to be considered intrinsically worthy for future study.
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Chicago IL 60610