Math Circles will start on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Math Circles

Math Circles is an outreach program of the Math Department at Brigham Young University. Its goal is to give students in grades K-12 a chance to learn, explore, and have fun learning about mathematics and its uses. We offer free classes taught by either BYU faculty and/or students. In all, there are four classes based on age (see below). Typically, these are held almost every week from 9:00 am-9:50 am in the Talmage Building (TMCB) on BYU’s campus.

Age Groups and Classes:

Grades K-3, Room TMCB 154: Here the goal is to have as much fun as possible learning new types of math. Parents are asked to attend with their children for this age group.

Grades 4-6, Room TMCB 173: In this class students have fun learning and explore new math that is aimed towards helping them eventually take the AMC 8 test for those who are interested (see AMC 8,10, 12 section below), although the main goal of the class is to encourage students to enjoy math. Sixth-graders can choose either the 4-6 class or the 6-8 class.

Grades 6-8, Room TMCB 197: This class is a more advanced version of the 4-6 class in which students learn and practice math with the main goal of encouraging students to enjoy math. Sixth-graders may choose either the 4-6 class or the 6-8 class.

Grades 9-12, Room TMCB 203: In this class, students learn about math topics that are typically introduced in college courses. Those interested also practice math that is aimed at helping them take either the AMC 10 or 12 (see AMC 8,10, 12 section below). Enjoying and having fun with math is still the primary aim.

Dates and Times: (Winter 2022)

Math Circles will begin again on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Math Circles will be held every Saturday from January 15th to April 8th except April 2nd from 9 to 9:50 am.

Directions:

For directions to BYU and to the Talmage Building follow the link: https://math.byu.edu/~jarvis/get-to-byu-math.html

Math Circle Rules:

1. Have Fun

2. Make Mistakes

3. Help Others Have Fun

Contact:

If there are any questions feel free to email me, Mark Allen, at allen@mathematics.byu.edu

Related Events:

State Math Contest: Date TBA

Recognition Banquet: Date TBA