NSU professor hosts Math Circle on LSMSA campus

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Math teachers from Natchitoches and Shreveport visited the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) to attend the first of potentially many Math Circle meetings in the area. The group included both middle and high school instructors from the two regions.

The event, hosted by Mathematics Professor Judith Covington of Northwestern State University (NSU), started in Shreveport with the intent of helping local math teachers feel appreciated while also providing them a moment to relax in between their busy academic schedules.

“Our goal is to remind these teachers of their love of mathematics and to involve them in actually doing mathematics,” said Covington. “Most that attend say that the evening is like a game night for teachers.”

Covington, who had previously worked at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, founded and directed the original North Louisiana Math Teachers’ Circle in Caddo.

The evening included an evening of math games, as well as supper at no cost to attendees.

The event was funded by the Noel Foundation in Shreveport, a non-profit dedicated to supporting cultural arts, education, and community. The group is currently looking for local funding in the Natchitoches area. If interested, contact Judith Covington at covingtonj@nsula.edu.