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.
During the fall of 2018, Riverbend Community Math Center is offering Math Circles starting the week of September 17th. We will form additional Math Circles if we have at least five students in a given age range. The groups listed below have already formed. We meet at the Beacon Resource Center at 4210 Lincoln Way West, in South Bend near the airport.
Typical Age: 7 to 11 years old
Time: Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the dates listed below
This semester, we are learning to figure out when a puzzle is merely difficult or actually impossible. We will learn to prove that some things are impossible. We will also play with some puzzles that no one in the world has solved yet.
Named for Sophie Germain (1776–1831)