In 2017, 2018 and 2020, I was an instructor for Emory Math Circle (an enrichment program for middle and high school students interested in mathematics) Middle School section(s).

As an instructor, I planned and executed lessons designed to teach students with diverse mathematical backgrounds "how to think both logically and creatively while sparking and developing in them a passion for mathematics." During my time at Emory Math Circle, I wrote several lesson plans and created handouts for various activities. Some of these handouts are linked below:

  1. Calendar Blocks: Warm-up, Main Activity.

  2. Cubing Cubes: Main Activity.

  3. Count to 10: Main Activity.

  4. Giants and Gnomes: Main Activity.

  5. Infinite Primes: Main Activity.

  6. Polyominoes: Warm-up.

  7. Stick-y Squares: Main Activity.

  8. The Subtraction Game: Warm-up.


(Note: Each session included both a warm-up activity and a main activity. The handouts linked here are just a sample of the ones I created and used. Please feel free to email me at mkhaqan@emory.edu if there's a particular one you're interested in learning more about.)

Fall 2020:

Math Circle is moving online! In Fall 2020, I am leading one middle school section, and helping with two others. Sessions are 45 minutes each, instead of the usual 75 minutes. Slides for some of the activities can be found below: