Project Information

my project

Injecting graph theory into the mathematics curriculum.

project stage

what's happening

This project is new and is looking for collaborators.

what's next

  • FInd a corps of teachers to implement graph theory lessons in their classrooms.
  • Create new lessons highlighting graph theory and its applications.

Project Blog



Welcome to Graph Theory for the Working Teacher!

This project was born out of my experiences working with the IMSA Fusion program, in which I would deliver a one-hour math lesson to middle school students visiting my school. Naturally, I chose to conduct my lessons on my favorite branch of mathematics, graph theory. What I have consistently found is that students find graph theory problems exciting and engaging. Unfortunately, most teachers never learn graph theory because it is not a part of more traditional curricula. 

I started this project to demonstrate individual lessons teachers could incorporate in their classrooms. To be practical, I knew that the lessons would have to be linked to the Common Core State Standards. I also know that the lessons would have to have thorough enough "teacher's notes" that the instructor would feel confident in leading his or her class through the material after a careful reading. I sincerely hope I have done both, although I know we will only get better as this project matures.

Please get started by reading the eponymous document (downloads from the Library here) and offering your thoughts!

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