2022-23 Session

Each month there is both a Math Circle on Tuesdays. During the school year the Wayne County Math Circle will meet in: September, October, November, January, February, March, April, & May.

To sign up for the school-year meetings, use the online application.

These sessions are lead by mathematicians and consist of collaborative work on open-ended, exploratory math problems and using those experiences to think about problem-solving in the classroom.

Tuesday Circle:


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Session Leader: Stephen DeBacker
Title: Applied Logic

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Session Leader: Ahmad Barhoumi
Title: Strang’s Strange Figures

In 1991, Gilbert Strang published a Calculus textbook whose back cover featured plots of points of the form (n, sin(n)) for integers n up to 10,000, shown at two different scales. The pictures exhibit beautiful patterns that beg for an explanation. In this session, we will discuss the connection between these figures and the notion of “aliasing,” and explain these images from the point of view of rational approximants.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Session Leader: Caroline Davis
Title: Illustrating Mathematics by Crochet

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Session Leader: Sandra Nair
Title: The myth of Prometheus: a prime time

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Session Leader: Bradley Zykoski 
Title: Parametrizing all triangles

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Session Leader: Amir Vig
Title: The Jazz of Math

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Session Leader: Mark Conger
Title: TBD

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Session Leader: Pat Boland
Title: Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Trigonometric Identities, Angle Trisections, and a Fundamental Theorem, Oh My!