Outreach

Alliance for Michigan IBL (AMBIBL)

 The Alliance for Michigan IBL  is a group of math professors throughout Michigan interested in IBL methods in their classrooms. We are happy and proud to participate and share our experiences.

IBL Workshops

We organize an annual IBL workshop in late August for teachers interested in IBL methods.   This year will take place August 28 -30.  Please see Workshops | Center for Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) for more information.

Math Circles

A Math Circle is an interactive learning session that is typically centered around a fun math activity. These activities often have IBL components, engaging people in mathematics through exploration and discovery.  They offer unique opportunities to explore new challenging mathematics. The Michigan Math Department runs several Math Circle Programs, led by professional researchers and experienced educators.

  1. Michigan Math Circle for local middle school and high school students in Ann Arbor. 
  2. Wayne County Math Teachers’ Circle  for teachers, in conjunction with the Math and Science Center at Wayne RESA and Detroit Public Schools.  
  3. Math Circles for 8th and 11th graders in Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti as part of Wolverine Pathways.
  4. Math Circles for 4th-6th grade girls as part of the FEMMES Capstones

Math Corps at (UM)

Math Corps at U(M) is a free Summer Camp for middle school students and high school mentors from the Ypsilanti area. Math Corps started in Summer 2019 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Math Corps is about more than math skills: we prioritize mentorship through a kids-teaching-kids model, providing a positive learning environment and a strong sense of family. 

We are grateful to the many undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members, who have helped run Math Circle sessions in these programs.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS)

The Mathematics Department offers a math and science summer program, MMSS, in three two-week long sessions.  Much of the instruction in the math courses is inquiry-based, and focuses on the students learning by doing and exposing themselves to mathematics directly.