Riverbend Math Circles at Notre Dame

Math Circles are for students with long attention spans who enjoy engaging in mathematical conversation. Students will learn to collaborate with others while developing and defending their mathematical ideas. Our pedagogy is based on the approach used in by Bob and Ellen Kaplan in the Boston Math Circle.

Math Circles are programs for students who love math and want a challenge. Students should have long attention spans and should be eager to have a discussion about mathematical ideas with like-minded peers.

Fall 2023

Faculty and students from Notre Dame partner with Riverbend Community Math Center to offer Math Circles for four different age ranges. All Math Circles will meet on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in Pasquerilla Center (the ROTC building) at Notre Dame from September 13th through November 29th. We will not meet October 18th or November 22nd. On December 6th, families will meet in Jordan Hall of Science for our end of semester poster session.

Online Registration Form

To register for a Math Circle, please complete the Online Registration Form. You will only need to register once during the 2023 -- 2024 academic year.


Fall Math Circle flier


Contact Amanda Serenevy at 574-339-9111 if you have any questions!

Birman Math Circle

Typical Ages: 4–5 year olds

Named for Joan Birman (1927–)

Galois Math Circle

Typical Ages: 1st – 2nd grade students

Named for Evariste Galois (1811–1832)

Germain Math Circle

Typical Ages: 3rd – 5th grade students

Named for Sophie Germain (1776–1831)

Wiles Math Circle

Typical Ages: 6th – 12th grade students

Named for Andrew Wiles (1953–)

Riverbend Community Math Center
(574) 339-9111
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