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Revision as of 09:43, 29 May 2014

Weekly Meeting

Our weekly meeting is Monday at 6pm in 120 Ingraham Hall. See below for directions.

What is a Math Circle?

The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion.

The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.

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After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.

The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html

Alright, I want to come!

Great!

Sign up for our email list: https://lists.math.wisc.edu/listinfo/math-circle

If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus (and tell us how many people are coming so we can purchase the appropriate amount of pizza!)

If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in Ingraham Hall room 120, on the UW-Madison campus).

Parking. Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:

Questions?

If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the organizers (Carolyn Abbot, Lalit Jain, Ryan Julian, Dan Erman, Gheorghe Craciun, and Philip Matchett Wood): math-circle-organizers@math.wisc.edu.


Meetings for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

All talks are at 6pm in Ingraham Hall room 120, unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2014
Date and RSVP links Speaker Topic Link for more info
Septmeber 8, 2014 Philip Matchett Wood Pictures and Puzzles
Septmeber 15, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
Septmeber 22, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
Septmeber 29, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
October 6, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
October 13, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
October 20, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
October 27, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
November 3, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
November 10, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
November 17, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
November 24, 2014 TBA Coming soon!
Spring 2015
January TBA Coming soon!

Abstracts

Philip Matchett Wood

Pictures and Puzzles

Abstract: When does a simple picture solve a tricky puzzle? Come and learn about the mathematics of line-and-dot puzzles!


Speaker TBA

Title TBA

Abstract: TBA.

Archived Math Circle Material

Archived Math Circle Material