Category Archives: math circles

A Case for Pre-College Outreach

Historically, mathematicians never dealt with any students who were not legal adults. While now there has been an increase of math circles and (summer) math camps and math competitions (epsilon is greater than zero…), mathematicians working with and for those … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Competition…But We’re Still Ahead

Life is full of ironies and contradictions. Case in point: I write for two competitions (Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, and MATHCOUNTS), but I never have participated in a math competition myself. I hadn’t even heard of the Putnam … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Circle: Math Circle at Graterford Prison

Like many other Math Circles, the Graterford Math Circle just had its first meeting of the fall. The leaders, Katie Haymaker and I, brought a question to the group: How can we understand the lottery, and when can you play … Continue reading

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