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Math Circle at FAU


Welcome to the home page of the Math Circle for middle school students at FAU! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. Links to information about past sessions, as well as other information, can be found on the navigation panel on the left.

To keep this circle as useful as possible, it is important to have feedback from participants and parents and teachers of participants. Don't be shy, let us know what you think. What can we do to improve it? An occasional word of praise will keep us going strong, but constructive criticism can be more important.

It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT; they are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk.

Source of the Problems:  As usual, the majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not always be credited but will be revealed upon request.



During the Fall semester of 2018, we will meet on the following dates.

  • Saturday, September 22
  • Saturday, September 29
  • Saturday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 27
  • Saturday, November 3
  • Saturday, November 17
  • Saturday, December 1

All meetings (except 11/17) are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., on the Boca campus of FAU in PS 112.

November 17 we combine the circle with our Math Day for Middle School students and the AMC 8 Exam.


Contact Information Please address your questions or suggestions to:

Professor Tomas Schonbek

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Links to the Problem Sets