Small Groups

I’m excited to facilitate small problem solving groups for high school and middle school students on weekday afternoons at UW. These groups meet weekly and dive into deep mathematical questions. With the right prompting, the students themselves will be empowered to pose their own questions and pursue their own solutions, giving them an opportunity to truly take ownership over their mathematical learning.

Starting a Group

To start a group, we need 3 or more students ready to commit to meeting weekly for a couple of months. The students don’t need to be exactly the same grade level, but they should be reasonably close. Ask your child to think about some peers from school who might like to join them, or ask your child’s math teacher to make some suggestions. With a few students in mind, fill out this form to sign up.

Joining an Existing Group

These groups will be capped at 6 students; groups with open space will be listed here:

We currently don’t have any open spaces in any groups. Ask around your peer group to get the ball rolling on a new group!

Finding Peers

I highly encourage you to reach out to your own peer group to get a group started; these groups function best if there’s some existing rapport to build on. But you’re also welcome to fill out this form without an interested peer group in mind. I’ll do what I can to connect people to get these groups off the ground.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at paul dot gafni at gmail if you have any questions.