Math Circles

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 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.

If you are interested in joining a Math Circle, please contact the Riverbend Community Math Center.

Spring 2017

During the spring of 2017, Riverbend Community Math Center is offering three Math Circles. These classes will meet during the following dates. Class times and descriptions are below.

Classes are held at the Success Academy at 3408 Ardmore Trail.

The Boole Math Circle

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Typical Age: 7 to 11 years old
Named for: George Boole (1815–1864), Mary Everest Boole (1832–1916), and Alicia Boole Stott (1860–1940)

We will explore a variety of logic and arithmetic puzzles.

The Germain Math Circle

Time: 5:35 to 6:35 PM
Typical Age: 9 to 13 years old

This semester, we are learning about geometry and programming using Turtle Logo. During the second half of the semester, we will learn to use G-Code to program an XY-Plotter (a drawing robot).

Named for Sophie Germain (1776–1831)

The Euler Math Circle

Time: 6:40 to 7:40 PM
Typical Age: 12 to 18 years old
Named for Leonhard Euler (1707–1783)

This semester, we are exploring questions in combinatorial geometry and graph theory.

Content From Past Math Circles

2010 Fermi Math Circle

Riverbend Community Math Center
(574) 339-9111
This work placed into the public domain by the Riverbend Community Math Center.