FAQ

How can I help?

You can help the San Jose Math Circle by

  • making a donation
  • bringing snacks and drinks at the end (at the pizza party)
  • taking pictures (contact SJMC for details)
  • solving or suggesting problems (submit your solution by email, for an upcoming “students’ solutions” page.)
  • innovation! We are open to new ideas, so if you have any, speak your mind!
  •  offering us info to include on our alumni gallery if you are an alumni

Who can come?

  • All students must be at least 11 years old. See the item below about applying for admission.
  • Unfortunately our class space is limited.
  • We have two classrooms: One classroom is for intermediate students and another classroom is for advanced students.
  • Parents may attend (when space is available), but must promise to not participate in the discussions or problem solving — the math circles are for the students.

When and where?

What’s a math circle?

Mathematical circles are weekly gatherings of students of high school age or younger working on problems involving complex and advanced topics, guided by mathematicians and educators. The motivation for this program is to increase the interest and enjoyment of mathematics among Bay Area students who learn to provide structured solutions to thought-provoking problems.

How do I join the math circle?

Admission is closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.  SJMC opens student registration in mid-April and closes in mid-May.  We usually send an announcement to our mailing list and post it on our website in early April of each year.

How do I subscribe to the news/newsletter?

You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to our e-mail announcements by following this link. You will then receive an e-mail to confirm your subscription. Follow the instructions in that message, and you will be subscribed.

The United Math Circles Foundation is the official umbrella organization for the San Jose Math Circle. The United Math Circles Foundation is a non-profit organization