ABOUT: The SFMC Middle School Math Circle is an alternative math outreach and enrichment program that focuses on exploration and problem-solving.  We seek to broaden our students' perception of what it means to do mathematics and to be a mathematician. We provide students with the tools to play with mathematics in a deeper way, and with an environment in which they feel comfortable exploring new and challenging things.


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Spring 2017 Middle School Program Details

Mixed Age Math Circle at San Francisco State University

Class Levels: 4th-6th grades

Meetings: The Math Circle for 4th-6th graders at SFSU will meet on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm.  The program will run 10 weeks starting in February and ending in early May.  Please note that these dates and times are subject to change.

  • Thursdays*: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/28, 5/4 (no Math Circle on 3/23 or 3/30)
  • *All dates and times are tentative and subject to change.

Cost: This is a fee-based program.  The cost is $300 per student per semester (this includes 10 weeks of instruction).  Additionally, we have a generous sliding scale to ensure that all families who are interested in Math Circle can afford to attend.

Location: SFSU is located at 1600 Holloway Avenue.  However, this is a large campus, and this address is not sufficient to get you to our location. To protect the students, we will not be posting the actual classroom location but will send this information in a welcome packet.  The nearest official parking garage that you can use is Parking Garage 20 at SFSU.  You can also park on Holloway Avenue or Buckingham Way.  Click for a map of SFSU

Middle School Math Circle at Lowell High School

Class Levels: 6th-9th grades

Meetings: The Math Circle for 6th-9th graders at Lowell will meet on Tuesdays from 3:45-5pm.  The program will run 10 weeks starting in February and ending in early May.  Please note that these dates and times are subject to change.

  • Tuesdays*: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 (no Math Circle on 3/21 or 3/28)
  • *All dates and times are tentative and subject to change.

Cost: This program is FREE for all students. However, space is limited and enrollment is determined on a first come, first served basis.  We encourage you to sign up early!

Location: Lowell High School is located at 1101 Eucalyptus Drive.  Click here for a map.


Instructors

Our instructors are professional mathematicians, math educators, or math students who have the capacity to gracefully and compassionately share their enthusiasm for mathematics with youth.  We carefully select and train our instructors to lead engaging mathematical activities on topics chosen from higher mathematics including number theory, game theory, combinatorics, probability and statistics, abstract algebra and topology.



Other Resources

We encourage you to make use of our resources to support your student's math experience! Check out our resources page to find more math circles, math events, and math websites!