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.
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 January 29th through April 22nd. We will not meet March 11th, April 1st, or April 8th. On April 29th, families will meet in Jordan Hall of Science for our end of semester poster session.
Typical Ages: 4–5 year olds
Named for Joan Birman (1927–)
Typical Ages: 1st – 2nd grade students
Named for Evariste Galois (1811–1832)
Typical Ages: 3rd – 5th grade students
Named for Sophie Germain (1776–1831)
Typical Ages: 6th – 12th grade students
Named for Andrew Wiles (1953–)