Sunday, February 18, 2024

Free Online Math Circle Has a Few Spots Open Still


We picked a time. We're meeting for nine weeks, each Saturday from March 2 to April 27, for an hour, at 3pm PT / 6pm ET. We still have a few spots open. We'll be playing with Triangles, Circles, and Pi, along with the fictional Althea and her friends. Participants will get an introduction to geometry, proof, and trigonometry.


I'm writing a new book series, Althea's Math Mysteries. In four young adult novels, Althea and her friends explore some of the mysteries of mathematics. The first two books are nearing publication, and the second book needs folks to test it out. In Althea and the Mysteries of Triangles, Circles, and Pi, Althea and friends, with the help of Althea’s mom, explore geometry and proof in order to then learn the basics of trigonometry.


We'd like to find some eager math students to join us in an online math circle, led by me, to explore along with Althea and her friends. Students will participate in 9 weeks of lively small-group sessions: in part a deep and friendly math course, and also a unique book club, with the author refining the story based on student reactions.


Do you know any students who enjoy math, know a bit of algebra, and would enjoy "user testing” Althea and the Mysteries of Triangles, Circles, and Pi? We're looking for a few more young people to try out the activities in this book together. 


  • Attend 9 weeks of 60-minute live online sessions from March 2 to April 27, each Saturday at 3pm PT / 6pm ET.
  •  Read and comment on 1 to 3 chapters of the book each week. 
  • Keep an informal math journal during this time.

For all who stay the course: 

  • You'll learn the foundations of geometry and trigonometry (and will get a certificate for completing the course).
  • You'll get a signed copy of the published book.
  •  Your name or alias will appear in the book's acknowledgements, and you will receive a letter of appreciation for your help with this STEM project. (If you’d like a letter of recommendation later, we will be happy to write one for you.)
  •  You’ll get to build community with math friends and mentors.



Interested? Please email me at for more information, or to sign up.

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