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.

Registration For Fall 2017 Begins Soon!

Priority Registration begins August 15, 9am PST

Returning families will be sent an email with a link to register on or before August 14

Open Registration begins August 22, 9am PST

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Fall 2017 Middle School Program Details

Mixed Age Math Circle at SFSU (grades 4-6)

Class Levels

The Mixed Age Math Circle sessions are part of our Elementary program at SFSU.  These sessions are open to students in grades 4-6.  The mathematical content and selected activities of the Mixed Age Math Circle sessions and the 4th-5th grades sessions are the same.  As in all our programs, adjustments are made to meet the particular needs of each group and to ensure a fun, engaging and mathematically rich experience for all.


The Mixed Age Math Circle program meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm and on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm.  The program will run 10 weeks starting in September and ending in December.  Students will sign up for one day/time only as the material will be repeated.  Please note that all dates and times are tentative and subject to change.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm*: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 (no Math Circle on 10/31 or 11/21)

  • Thursdays, 4:15-5:15pm*: 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 (no Math Circle on 10/12 or 11/23)

  • *All dates and times are tentative and subject to change.


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.


San Francisco State University (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 Letter.  The nearest official parking garage that you can use is Parking Garage 20 at SFSU.  Street parking is also available within a few blocks of campus.  Click for a map of SFSU

Middle School Math Circle at Lowell (grades 6-9)

Class Levels

The Middle School program at Lowell is for students in grades 6-9.


***NEW TIME***  This program meets on Tuesdays from 4:10-5:20pm.  Additionally, snacks will be provided from 4-4:10pm.  The program will run 10 weeks starting in mid-September and ending in December.  Please note that all dates and times are subject to change.

  • Tuesdays*: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 (no Math Circle on 10/31 or 11/21)
  • *All dates and times are tentative and subject to change.


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!


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


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!