• Alex Box

The maths PD that got me hooked

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

My first Maths Teacher Circle experience was in January of this year. As someone who’s attended many PL workshops over the years, it was a new experience which brought about several other firsts. Among these were: 

  • Wrestling and getting stuck with challenging and thought-provoking problems 

  • Connecting and engaging deeply with primary, secondary and tertiary mathematics educators

  • Creating my own algebraic formula. For the first time, ever.   

Since then, I’ve become passionate about Maths Teacher Circles as a way of bringing together maths educators and enthusiasts of diverse experience, for regular and dedicated opportunities to do maths and talk teaching. I’m now excited about the launch of Maths Teacher Circles Local - an initiative supporting new teams to bring the joys of problem solving and professional learning to our local communities on a regular basis.

Curious as to how you can get involved? We first met on Thursday 12 November, 4:00PM-5:30PM (AEDT) at this free webinar. Michaela led us through the how-tos for kick-starting a Local Maths Teacher Circle. It was great to be part of the discussion on helping others to experience firsts! Missed this webinar, but keen to get involved? Get in touch with us here.

Haven't attended a Maths Teacher Circle yet but curious? Come along to one of the 2021 virtual events - sign up here for any or all events.

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