Aims and Scope
Journal of Math Circles (JMC) offers high-quality, practitioner-focused resources for Math Circle leaders through the dissemination of local knowledge to the broader mathematical community. Articles are authored by and for mathematicians and mathematics educators who organize a wide range of community-responsive outreach programs for K-12 students and teachers across the country. JMC solicits original submissions capturing best practices for building and sustaining Math Circle communities that promote enthusiasm for mathematics and foster the habits of mind of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.
JMC seeks articles documenting outreach in alignment with Math Circle core values: exploring worthwhile mathematical tasks, fostering problem-solving habits of mind, and building communities of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. Papers offering thorough, evidence-based reflective commentary on the implementation of novel Math Circle lessons, programs, and professional development, are welcome. Manuscripts may be submitted in one of three areas:
- Lesson Plans. These papers are intended to support leaders of a Math Circle session or progression of sessions.
- Outreach Programs. These papers are intended to support individuals or organizations in starting or sustaining Math Circle outreach programs.
- Professional Development. These papers are intended to support leaders of K-12 Math Circle teacher professional development.
JMC publishes a minimum of one issue per year with special issues on themed topics. All papers are rigorously reviewed using a double-blind peer review process. The journal is open-access and uses ScholarWorks to support the peer review process and publication of articles. All published manuscripts have unrestricted access and will remain permanently free to read and download.
Image Credit: Alexander Heaton,
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
MathAmigos: A Community Mathematics Initiative
James C. Taylor, Delara Sharma, and Shannon Rogers
Connecting Mathematics and Community: Challenges, Successes, and Different Perspectives
Ariel Azbel, Margarita Azbel, Isabella F. Delbakhsh, Tami E. Heletz, and Zeynep Teymuroglu
Editorial Introduction to the Journal of Math Circles
Emilie Hancock and Brandy Wiegers