Math Circles Instructors wanted! (Apply
Math Circles at the Fields Institute is looking for new volunteers
to teach bright high school students interesting topics in mathematics.
The goal of Math Circles is to introduce different topics in mathematics
not necessarily taught in school, while keeping things fun! In particular,
we are looking for instructors to do one of the following topics:
Introduction to Real Analysis
Introduction to Graph Theory
Introduction to Topology
Introduction to Groups and Rings
The Game of Go
Other topics are welcome!
Lectures are held at the Fields Institute on Saturday afternoons
from 1pm - 3pm.
Announcement from the organizer, Sarah Sun.
If you have been faithfully doing ARML homework, finally an update
We will be holding our first ARML practice on Monday, March
10, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We will hold the rest of our ARML
practices as a team on Saturdays - one at the end of March, one
in April, and one in May.
If you want to be on the team this year, you should be there! If,
for some reason you can't attend, please email me and we will chat.
Finally, if you are serious about ARML, you'll need to make sure
you can cross the border by May. For Canadian citizens, it's easiest
if you have a passport. If you are not a citizen, then you'll have
to research the documents you need for the border crossing.
March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Math Circles have been active in Toronto for several years. While
some of the students who attend simply like to work on challenging
problems, many others use the weekly circles meetings to help them
prepare for competitive mathematics contests, either individually
or as members of a team. Some of the past participants in this program
have gone on to represent Canada at the International Mathematical
Olympiad, the most elite and prestigious of these competitions.
A generous grant from Angoss Software Corporation will allow some
of the participating students to take part in competitions outside
The Fields Mathematics Circles sessions are open to high school
students (grade 9& 12) from throughout the Toronto area. Math
Circles is held at the Fields Institute on Saturday afternoons.
There are about 50 students participating on a weekly basis. There
will be 10 to 12 sessions in the fall term (late September to early
December) and another 10-12 in the winter spring term, ending by
The Math Circles concept was developed in Moscow in the 1950's as
a way to maintain the interest of bright students in mathematics.
Challenging material from outside the regular curriculum, as well
as preparation for problem solving competitions were seen as the
key to maintaining this interest. A critical component to the success
of this concept was the active involvement of some of the major
figures of the Moscow mathematical community. And, indeed, the Math
Circles proved to be highly successful with similar groups established
throughout the Soviet Union and beyond. The migration of former
Soviet scientists to the West at the end of the twentieth century
carried the concept to North America.
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