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Math Circle at FAU


After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Math Circle for middle school students at FAU is again in operation!

Welcome to the home page of the Circle.

The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. Links to the material of previous sessions, as well as to other information will be provided below. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 24, 2022.

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:  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 usually be credited but will be revealed upon request, if we know the source.



During the Fall semester of 2022, we will meet on the following dates.

  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Saturday, November 5
  • Saturday, November 19
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Saturday, December 17

All meetings are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., on the Boca campus of FAU in PS 109.



Contact Information Please address your questions or suggestions to:

Professor Tomas Schonbek                                                                            Professor Hongwei Long

Department of Mathematical Sciences                                                           Department of Mathematical Sciences      

Florida Atlantic University                                                                               Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL 33431                                                                                   Boca Raton, FL  33431

(561) 297-3355                                                                                              (561) 297-0810                                                                              

Click here for a link to a partial campus map showing the lot in which to park (colored red) and the PH Building (colored purple).


Links to Problems and Solutions From Previous Sessions