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=LAST MINUTE LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT=
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<font size="4" color = red>Due to a scheduling snafu, our Sept 14 meeting will take place in B215 Van Vleck. This is on the 2nd basement floor of Van Vleck Hall, which is right next to Ingraham Hall.  (On the map below it is the "Department of Mathematics Building".)</font>
 
  
=Weekly Meeting=
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For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 120 Ingraham Hall</b>, during the school year.  <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no required registration, no fee, and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week.  See below for directions.
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=COVID-19 Update=
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Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.
  
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. 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 [http://goo.gl/maps/6k5IA Ingraham Hall] room 120, on the UW-Madison campus).
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We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.
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Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']
  
 
=What is a Math Circle?=
 
=What is a Math Circle?=
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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.
 
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
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'''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 check it out]!
  
 
=All right, I want to come!=
 
=All right, I want to come!=
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We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year.  <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']
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All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle.
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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. 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 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).
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==Directions and parking==
 
==Directions and parking==
Meetings are held in 120 Ingraham Hall.
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Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.
  
 
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'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited.  Here is as list of some options:
 
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited.  Here is as list of some options:
  
*Directly in front of Ingraham hall, 2 metered spots (25 minute max) in [http://goo.gl/maps/HhFUm Lot 11 off of Observatory Drive].
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*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.
*A 0.2 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/3IFaw these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].
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*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].
*A 0.3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/yFwNr these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34].   
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*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34].   
*A 0.2 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/9NNNm these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].
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*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].
*A 0.3 mile walk to Ingraham Hall via [http://goo.gl/maps/P156B these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .
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*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .
 
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].
 
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].
  
 
==Email list==
 
==Email list==
Sign up for our email list: https://lists.math.wisc.edu/listinfo/math-circle
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The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']
  
 
==Contact the organizers==
 
==Contact the organizers==
If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' (Carolyn Abbott, Gheorghe Craciun, Daniel Erman, Lalit Jain, Ryan Julian, and Philip Matchett Wood): [mailto:math-circle-organizers@math.wisc.edu math-circle-organizers@math.wisc.edu]. We are always interested in feedback!
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The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!
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<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]-->
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<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]-->
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File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]
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File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]
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==Report on Math Circle in 2013-14==
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf Annual Report]
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<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]-->
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File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]
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File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]
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File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim
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File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]
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File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]
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</center>
  
 
==Donations==
 
==Donations==
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. As noted in our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf annual report], our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers.  Our costs have been covered so far by donations from the UW Math Department plus generous gifts from a private donor. But our costs are rising, primarily because this year we expect to hold more meetings than in any previous year.  In fact, this year, we expect to spend at least $2500 on pizza and supplies alone.
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Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers.  So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:
 
 
So please consider donating to support your math circle!  The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:
 
  
 
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]
 
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]
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Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings.  If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check.   
 
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings.  If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check.   
  
Or you can just pay in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.
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Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.
 
 
==Flyer==
 
Please feel free to distribute our flyer! 
 
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Flyer_MMSD.pdf Flyer]
 
  
 
==Help us grow!==
 
==Help us grow!==
 
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow!  Students, parents, and teachers can help by:
 
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow!  Students, parents, and teachers can help by:
*Posting our flyer at schools or anywhere that might have interested students
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* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others!
*Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others
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* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.
*Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings
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* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.
*Donating to Math Circle
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* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.
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* Donating to Math Circle.
 
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.
 
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.
  
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=Useful Resources=
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<!--==Annual Reports==
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf  2013-2014 Annual Report]-->
  
=Meetings for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016=
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== Archived Abstracts ==
  
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]
  
All talks are at '''6pm in [http://goo.gl/maps/6k5IA Ingraham Hall] room 120''', unless otherwise noted.
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]
  
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]
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! colspan="3" style="background: #ffdead;" align="center" | Fall 2015
 
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic
 
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| September 14, 2015 || David Sondak || [[#Sondak | Abstract]]
 
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| September 21, 2015 || Uri Andrews|| [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| September 28, 2015 || Eva Elduque|| [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| October 5, 2015 || Jessica Lin|| [[#Lin | Abstract]]
 
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| October 12, 2015 || Ryan Julian || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| October 19, 2015 || Keith Rush|| [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| October 26, 2015 || Megan Maguire || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| November 2, 2015 || Marko Budisic|| [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| November 9, 2015 || Tess Anderson || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| November 16, 2015 || DJ Bruce || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| November 23, 2015 || Tullia Dymarz (Last meeting of fall) || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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! colspan="3" style="background: #ffdead;" align="center" | Spring 2016
 
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic
 
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| February 1, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| February 8, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| February 15, 2016 || Jordan Ellenberg || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| February 22, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| February 29, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| March 7, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| March 14, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| March 21, 2016 || No Meeting (Spring Break) || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| March 28, 2016 || No Meeting (Spring Break) || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| April 4, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| April 11, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| April 18, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| April 25, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]
 
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| May 2, 2016 || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]]  
 
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]
  
=High school meetings for Fall 2015=
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]
  
We are experimenting with holding some Math Circle meetings directly at local high schools. Our schedule for the fall is below. If you are interesting in having us come to your high school, please contact us!
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]
  
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[[Archived Math Circle Material]]
  
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==Link for presenters (in progress)==
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations  Advice For Math Circle Presenters]
! colspan="5" style="background: #ffdead;" align="center" | Fall 2015
 
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! Date !! Location !! Speaker !! Topic !! Link for more info
 
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| September 28, 2015 || 2:45pm East High || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]] ||
 
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| October 19, 2015 || 2:45pm East High || TBA || [[#TBA | Abstract]] ||
 
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[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]
== Abstracts ==
 
  
===David Sondak===
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[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]
''How to SEE Sound''
 
The idea is to give a simple overview of sound waves by introducing sines and cosines and some of their basic anatomy (amplitude and frequency).  We will then have a computational component where the students create their own sound waves by fiddling with parameters in the sines and cosines (again, amplitude, frequency and different superpositions of the sines and cosines). They will actually be able to see plots of their waves AND listen to their waves.  Finally, if time permits, the students will use their own sound waves to make Oobleck dance.  This will bring the exercise full circle in that they will be able to see their very own sound waves in action.
 
 
 
=Contact Information Form=
 
[https://fs18.formsite.com/crabbott/form1/index.html Link to Contact Information Form]
 
 
 
==[[Archived Math Circle Material]]==
 
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]
 
  
=Link for presenters (in progress)=
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[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations  https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations]
 

Latest revision as of 06:31, 5 November 2020

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For the site in Spanish, visit Math Circle de Madison

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.

We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.

Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:

Math Circle Registration Form

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 talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.

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: check it out!

All right, I want to come!

We have a weekly meeting, Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:

Math Circle Registration Form

All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the 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. 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 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).


Directions and parking

Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.

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

Email list

The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form: Join Email List

Contact the organizers

The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the Department of Mathematics at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the organizers here. We are always interested in feedback!


Donations

Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:

Online Donation Link

There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"! The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.

Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check.

Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.

Help us grow!

If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:

  • Like our Facebook Page and share our events with others!
  • Posting our flyer at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.
  • Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.
  • Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.
  • Donating to Math Circle.

Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.

Useful Resources

Archived Abstracts

2019 - 2020 Abstracts

2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page

2016 - 2017 Abstracts

2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page

2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)

2015 - 2015 Abstracts

Archived Math Circle Material

Link for presenters (in progress)

Advice For Math Circle Presenters

Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis

Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles

"Circle in a Box"