Stanford Math Circle

Math circles are weekly gatherings of high school, middle school, and elementary school students working on problems involving complex and advanced mathematical topics, guided by mathematicians and educators.  We offer three levels of mathematics circle:

  • The Elementary Math Circle -- Sessions are about 55-75 minutes long depending on the group level. The same instructors run the circle throughout the year.
  • The Middle School Math Circle, for grades 5-8.  Sessions are about 100 minutes long, with a short break in the middle.  Mathematicians and math educators lead each session, and most will lead two to four consecutive sessions.
  • The Advanced Math Circle, for students in grades 9-12, Sessions are about two hours long with a short break in the middle. Each week, the session is led by a different mathematician, exposing students to fun, creative, or challenging concepts that go beyond what they're likely to see in their ordinary school classes.