Circle in a Box is the primary resource for people interested in creating their own Math Circle program. Edited for MSRI by Sam Vandervelde of the Stanford Math Circle, Circle in the Box includes best practice stories from successful program organizers, sample lesson plans, logistical advice and funding suggestions..
Circle in a Box book is available for download as a PDF online.
Published softbound versions of the book are available for purchase from
the AMS Bookstore.
Circle in a Box videos are available for download and streaming at http://www.mathcircles.org/videos vps.
Highlights of Circle in a Box:
- Organizing the Details:
- Sample Program Structure
- Sample Paperwork: Permission Forms, Attendance.
- Organizing the Academics:
- Lesson Plans
- Tips for Speakers
- Finding Support (Financial, Supplies)
Getting Started for New Organizers
The following pages are key sections from the book Circle in a Box
written to help aspiring Math Circle organizers begin their planning. Feel free to comment on any section by posting in the forums and clicking on 'Add Comment' at the bottom of each page.
• What is a Math Circle?
• Molding a Math Circle
• Finding Support
• Organizing the Academics
• Sustaining a Math Circle
• Other Resources