April 24, 2014

Angoss Software Corporation gives $10,000 to Fields Mathematics Circle Program

TORONTO, March 14, 2008- The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science is pleased to announce that Angoss Software Corporation has generously donated $10,000 to support weekly Mathematics Circles for high school students in the Toronto area.

The funds will be used to expand the program, maintain strong leadership, and allow more students the opportunity to participate.

Mathematics Circles are held each Saturday at the Fields Institute and are open to high school students from throughout the Toronto area. The program helps to maintain the interest of bright students in mathematics by offering them challenging mathematics problems outside their regular curriculum. The Math Circles allow students the opportunity to improve their skills and prepare for local competitive mathematics contests. Some of the students who have gone through this program have gone on to represent Canada at the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most elite and prestigious of mathematics competitions.

The Fields Math Circles have been organized and run by volunteers Larry Rice and Rad de Peiza for one year and have become increasingly popular with local students. "The students really enjoy being challenged with new mathematics problems and mathematics competitions," says de Peiza. "They improve their skills, increase their confidence and make new friends. These kids show great promise for math-related careers."

About fifty students currently attend the Fields Math Circles each week. The generous grant from Angoss Software Corporation will allow more students from various schools in Toronto to participate in the program. It will also allow some students the opportunity to participate in mathematics competitions outside of the city.
The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, The Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. The Field's Institute is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, seven principal sponsoring universities, seven affiliate universities and several corporate sponsors. See for further details.

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