Winter 2020

1-semester-unit will be available from UOP. $80.00/unit


The 13th Annual MBAMP/MBSP conference happens

because of the generosity of UCSC Faculty and Staff.

The MBAMP Leadership Team as well as many teachers

who go above and beyond to give their support. 

The conference program will be posted here on Friday Feb 28. 

proposed schedule, bios of the presenters
with session descriptions 
Registration is closed
If you want information about the waiting list 
Email MBAMP Director
Judith Montgomery

$45 General (post marked by 2/25)
$25 Students/TLI teachers
Complete Fee payment information on the flyer

Further Upcoming events for 2020
Spring 2020
Spring 1-day math conference at UCSC
If you have a suggestion for the topic
or would like to serve on the organizing committee,
Email MBAMP Director
Judith Montgomery
Summer 2020
enrollment here after 3/1/20
MBAMP Summer Institute
Enrichment for math teachers k-12
June 16,17,18
If you want information about Summer 2020
Email MBAMP Director
Judith Montgomery
2019 Participants materials are still available for viewing click HERE 


MBAMP supports




 Click here to To join the Facebook group: MBAMP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  


 MBAMP supports using MATH GAMES.

 List of math games. Slide show about Math Festivals. 

HELP for planning a math festival at your school or in your district is here!  

Email MBAMP Director Judith Montgomery


Enjoy mathematics through game playing.  Experience the excitement of learning mathematics with fun. Gain knowledge and confidence. Discover the thrill of learning mathematics for its own sake.



MBAMP’s Math Teachers’ Circle is be happening 

March 10, 2020

To sign up to attend, email:  

Math Teachers’ Circle

Session leaderKarl Schaffer
Session topic: Moving with Symmetry

Artists as well as scientists must perceive, analyze, and utilize symmetries in space and time. Symmetry may be found in dance in the way positions of the ensemble of dancers repeat in time, as with a variety of folk dances, but also in the relationships between the bodies of individual dancers in space at any given time. These spatial relationships may utilize symmetry or even asymmetry to create movement sequences which express an enormous range of ideas, stories, or images. We will practice differentiating and performing movements with several types of symmetry, will explore how these symmetries compose in pairs, and use this to construct symmetry group tables and to better understand frieze and wallpaper patterns. This leads back to better understanding of how these symmetries appear within dance composition, but also allows us to examine connections with cross-cultural uses of pattern and symmetry in visual arts, design, and language arts.

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Karl Schaffer Bio:

Professional dancer and choreographer Karl Schaffer holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in graph theory, and has taught mathematics at De Anza College since 1989. He has co-directed the Santa Cruz-based dance company Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble for 30 years. Operating under the auspices of MoveSpeakSpin, the company has performed its entertaining and highly physical works internationally, with special focus on dances integrating mathematics and movement. Schaffer and co-director Stern are on the Kennedy Center’s Teaching Artist Roster, and travel frequently sharing their math and dance integration methods in the classroom. Schaffer’s recent concerts include The Daughters of Hypatia, on women mathematicians, and Mosaic, on issues of culture, conflict, peace and justice in the Mideast, both of which appeared recently at Montalvo Arts Center; and Cornucopia, a festival of food, song and dance. Schaffer writes frequently on mathematics and dance, and his writing appeared in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012.

Enjoy mathematics among other math teachers. 

Experience the excitement of learning mathematics content and history with a supportive group. 

Gain knowledge and confidence. 

Rediscover the thrill of learning mathematics for its own sake.. 

-- Check out this website for  more about math teacher circles', their history and how they effect the professional development of math teachers.


 General PO Information for any MBAMP event:

  • List: The name(s) of the teacher(s) attending on the PO.
  • Cost iswhat ever the cost for the specific event. For Example: The summer institute is $400.00
  • Make PO payable to: UC Regents/MBAMP
    • Email: (preferred) to:,
    • By mail: MBAMP/ UCSC Math Office, 4th floor McHenry Library, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The MBAMP office is in McHenry Library and open by appointment only. Email MBAMP Director Judith Montgomery 


The 1-day conferences are usually: 9am to 3 pm, UCSC McHenry Library 1st floor, specific details are included in each event description.

Getting Here  Interactive Campus Map of UCSC &  Directions,  MAP of Hahn Parking and walk to McHenry.

Fees  for 1-day conferences are usually: $35.00 - $45.00 /teacher/day ($20.00 for students). Specific information will be on the flyer.

1-unit will be available for purchase for full day events ($80.00) for participation in conferences.

Parking is FREE at the Hahn lot on Saturdays.

QUESTIONS? Email: Judith Montgomery MBAMP Program Director


QUESTIONS ABOUT MBAMP or any of the events?  EMAIL:Judith Montgomery Program Director

Mailing address: MBAMP - Math Department UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, 4th Floor McHenry,  Santa Cruz, CA 95064

  • Go to Colloquia for information about the:
    • UCSC Math Teachers' Circle (2nd Thurs of each month, Oct - May). 
    • San Benito County Math Talks (1st Tues of each month) Sept- May.


FAQs about  MBAMP 

  1. Q: What do I do if I have general questions about MBAMP?

    1. A: Spend some time looking around the website.  Go to all the links on the NAV and on this HOME page.

    2. A: If you have questions after that email Judith Montgomery 

  2. Q:  How do I view math games on this site?

    1. A: List of math games. Slide show about Math Festivals.

    2. A: You can go the the resources page above on the NAV.

  3. Q: What is the Location of the MBAMP at UCSC? 

    1. A: UCSC McHenry Library. 4th floor room 4147

  4. Q: I don't know UCSC. What should I do to find McHenry Library?

    1. A: This link is an interactive Campus Map of UCSC. Use it to find McHenry Library. MBAMP is located in the 4th floor of McHenry Library on the UCSC campus.  We are in room 4147.  MAP of Hahn Parking and walk to McHenry.

    2. A: You can use Google map from your computer or your phone.

  5. Q: What is the Parking situation at the UCSC for MBAMP events?  
    1. A: If you are coming to a Saturday event at UCSC,  THE PARKING IS FREE. You can park in the Hann parking lot and walk over to McHenry. MAP of Hahn Parking and walk to McHenry.
    2. A: If you are coming on a weekday, you will need to stop at the parking kiosk at the main entrance on High Street and buy a permit.  The permit costs $6.00/day.  They will give you a map and help finding McHenry Library. You can park in Hann parking lot or the Performing Parking lot. 
  6. Where to we send a Purchase Order to pay for a conference fee?
    1. A: Send a PDF of the PO in an email to  Judith Montgomery.  Inculde Teachers' names and School name.
  7. What is the MBAMP mailing address? 
    1. Mailing address:
      MBAMP - Math Department
      UC Santa Cruz
      1156 High Street

      4th Floor McHenry
      Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Monterey Bay Area Math Project

Promote Your Page Too Remember MBAMP is ready to help with the implementation of Common Core State Standards around Mathematics (CCSS-M). If you are interested in MBAMP assisting with Professional Development (PD) for CCSS-M , email Judith Montgomery by clicking on her email on the right side of the page.