National Association of Math Circles Wiki
Great Circles References for Math Circle Organizers

MSRI Great Circles Workshop Page, Great Circles Schedule

Math Circle Organizations With Resources

Math Circles Conferences and Workshops

Summer Programs, Math Competition Listing, Math Events

Math Circle Programs

Resources Available on the Internet

Art of Problem Solving Foundation


Cut The Knot: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

Math Forum at Drexel

Mudd Math Fun Facts

Natural Math


Tom Davis’ Mathematical Circles Topics


Book Lists

AMS Mathematical World Series for High School Students

AMS Student Mathematical Library for Undergraduate Students

AMS MSRI Mathematical Circles Library
Andy Liu’s book list (see page 12-17)

Australian Mathematics Trust

MAA Catalog

Reference Books

Andreescu, Titu, Razvan Gelca and Mark Saul Mathematical Olympiad Challenges; Birkh¨auser; 2008.

Andreescu, Feng, & Lee (2003) Mathematical Olympiads 2000-2001: problems and solutions from around the world

Becker, Jerry P. (Editor), Shigeru Shimada (Editor) The Open-Ended Approach: A New Proposal for Teaching Mathematics (Paperback). National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (May 1997)

Conway (with E.R. Berlekamp and R.K. Guy), Winning Ways, for Your Mathematical
Plays, Vol. 1: Games in General, Vol. 2: Games in Particular, New York-London:
Academic Press, 1982, ISBN: 0120911027, Paperback (August, 1982), Academic
Press, ISBN 0120911027.

D’Angelo (2000) Mathematical thinking: Problem-solving and proofs, 2nd ed.

Engel (1998) Problem-solving strategies

Eves (2003) Mathematical circles revisited & mathematical circles squared

Faires, J. Douglas First Steps for Math Olympians: Using the American Mathematics Competitions; MAA; 2006.

Fomin, Dmitri Mathematical Circles: Russian Experience (Mathematical World, Vol. 7); AMS; 1996.

Gardner (1989) Mathematical magic show: more puzzles, games, diversions, illusions & other mathematical sleight-of-mind from Scientific American

Gardner (1995) New mathematical diversions, rev. ed.

Gardner (2001) Mathematical puzzle tales
Gardner, Albers, & Renz (2005) Martin
Groetsch (1999) Inverse problems: activities for undergraduates
Hall, Suzanne M. Mathematical Challenges for the Middle Grades; NCTM; 1993.

Hayes, David F. and Tatiana Shubin Mathematical Adventures for Students and Amateurs; MAA; 2004.

Honsberger (1998) Ingenuity in mathematics

Hull (2006) Project origami: activities for exploring mathematics

Kaplan, Robert and Ellen Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free; Oxford University Press; 2007.

Kaplan, Robert and Ellen The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics; Oxford University Press; 2003.

Kuczma (2003) International mathematical olympiads, 1986-1999

Larson (1983) Problem-solving through problems

Lehoczky, Sandor and Richard Rusczyk The Art of Problem Solving; AoPS; 2006.

MAA Problem Book Series The Contest Problem Books; MAA.

Martin (1991) Polyominoes: a guide to puzzles and problems in tiling

Morris (1998) Magic tricks, card shuffling, and dynamic computer memories

Moscovich, Ivan The Mastermind Collection; Sterling.

Olson (2004) Count down: Six kids vie for glory at the world’s toughest math competition

Sally & Sally (2003) TriMathlon: A workout beyond the school curriculum

Schoenfeld (1983) Problem solving in the mathematics curriculum: a report, recommendations, and an annotated bibliography

Stankova, Zvezdelina A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle (MSRI Mathematical Circles Library); MSRI and AMS; 2008.

Tanton,James Stuart. Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs; MAA, 2001

Vandervelde, Sam Circle in a Box (MSRI Mathematical Circles Library); MSRI and AMS; 2009.

Vakil (1996) A mathematical mosaic: patterns and problem solving

Vandervelde (2009) Circle in a box

Vandervelde, Sam The First Five Years: A Compilation of Problems from the Mandelbrot Competition, 1990-1995.

Vandervelde, Sam The Mandelbrot problem book: A compilation of problems from the Mandelbrot Competition, 1995-2002.

White, Barrett, Kopp (2006) Math in the garden: hands-on activities that bring math to life

Wickelgren (1995) How to solve mathematical problems

Zeitz, Paul The Art and Craft of Problem Solving; John Wiley and Sons; 2007.

Movies/ DVDs

Adams, Garrity, & Burger (2006) The great π/e debate: which is the better number? (DVD)

Csicery (2008) Hard problems: the road to the world’s toughest math contest (DVD)

Pólya (1966) Let us teach guessing (DVD)

Sun Dagger (DVD)


Gardner, Albers, & Renz (2005) Martin Gardner’s mathematical games: the entire collection of his Scientific American columns (CD)

Games Magazine

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