Math Circles in the News

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April 30, 2018: Rancho Santa Fe’s Christopher Lee showed off some serious brainpower on the NBC show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, “Genius Junior.” (Rancho Santa Fe Review).

April 20, 2018: Carmel Valley 11-year-old Michi Synn is showing off her smarts on the new NBC show “Genius Junior.” (Del Mar Times).

April 16, 2018: Lessons in Math Circles at Hopi High School (Navajo Hopi Observer News).

March 5, 2018: Bard Math Circle to Host Purple Comet Math Competition for Middle School Student Teams on Friday, April 13 (

February 13, 2018: University of Tulsa’s outreach and sponsorship of the Tulsa Girls’ Math Circle may be the turning point on these girls’s lives (Youth Today).

January 9, 2018: High School freshman, Serena An started up Brookings Math Circle and is winning the Spirit of Ramanujan Award (The Brookings Register).


December 29, 2017: Andrew Lin, high school sophomore, shares his love of math and describes how it can be fun and engaging (Youtube, 2016).

December 6, 2017: Agoura High School student, Pranav Kalyan gets perfect score on SAT tests and starts Agoura Math Circle before age 15 (The Acorn).

September 30, 2017: Fairview High School senior programmer gets involved in Math Circle (Daily Camera; Boulder, CO).

September 12, 2017: Sasha Fradkin, Adventures in Math (Princeton Alumni Weekly).


March 3, 2016: So What Exactly is a Math Circle Anyway? (Education Week)


October 17, 2015: Weekly math program offers free activities (Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA; featuring the Kittitas Valley Math Circle)

September 4, 2015: Fostering a Love of Math (featuring the Fullerton Math Circle)

May 28, 2015: Klein Makes Math Fun, Named Presidential Teacher (Ohio University, featuring The Math League, SouthEast Ohio Math Teachers Circle, and the Navajo Nation Math Circle)

May 12, 2015: MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematical Association of America, featuring Hawai’i Math Teachers’ Circle)

April 20, 2015: Free Program Helps Parents Understand, Have Fun with the New Math (Central Washington University, featuring the Kittitas Valley Math Circle)

April 11, 2015: Beginning math circle to meet April 11 (featuring the Greater Miami Valley Math Circle)

Spring 2015: Teacher Networks in Philadelphia: Landscape, Engagement, and Value (Perspectives on Urban Education, Vol. 12 Issue 1)

March 14, 2015: Happy Pi Day 2015! (UC Berkeley Blog, featuring the Berkeley Math Circle)

March 11, 2015: It may be Pi Day, but what does the hypotenuse say? (USA Today, featuring The Math Circle at Harvard University)

February 10, 2015: Kahului Youth Volunteer Honored for Service (Maui Now, featuring Maui Math Circle)

February 11, 2015: Mental Math Wiz to Reveal the Magic of Calculations at Free Event (University of Texas at Dallas, featuring the Metroplex Math Circle)

February 6, 2015: Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun (KQED Mind/Shift, featuring Santa Cruz X-Academy Math Circle)

January 22, 2015: RED-INC sponsors SOMD Math Circle (, featuring Southern Maryland Math Circle)


December 7, 2014: CU hosts high school math enthusiasts in puzzle challenge (Daily Camera, the Colorado Math Circle)

December 3, 2014: Southern Maryland Math Circle students warm up for challenges ahead (featuring the Southern Maryland Math Circle)

November 25, 2014: Math Circle for kids who love math (OC Register, the Cal State Fullerton Math Circle)

November 19, 2014: Woodsboro Gears Up for Math Competition (OC Register, the Orange County Math Circle)

November 17, 2014: The Navajo Nation Sheep Problem (NY Times, Navajo Nation Math Circle Project.

November 11, 2014: Ginnie Graham: Here are the answers to the TU Girls’ Math Circle questions. (Tulsa World, University of Tulsa Girls’ Math Circle.

November 9, 2014: Poway math wiz Beijing bound (San Diego Tribune, the San Diego Math Circle)

November 8, 2014: Girls create formula for success in math circle (Tulsa World, University of Tulsa Girls’ Math Circle)

November 8, 2014: Math Circle aims to make math fun for kids (The Sentinel, the Shippensburg Area Elementary Math Circle)

November 6, 2014: New program offers free education in critical STEM field (The Bay Net, the Southern Maryland Math Circle)

October 19, 2014: IUK offers free high school math enrichment (Kokomo Tribune, the IU Kokomo’s Math Circle)

October 7, 2014: Teachers seek to stimulate curiosity through group problem solving (Journal Times, Wisconsin)

October 1, 2014: UM to hold Math Day for 8th- through 12th-graders (Missoulian, the Missoula Math Circle)

September 30, 2014: Math Circle influences students to challenge themselves (Michigan Journal, the Michigan Math Circle)

September 29, 2014: Yasskin Honored as 2014 Raytheon Math Hero (the Texas A&M Math Circle)

September 25, 2014: TU to offer math circle for middle-school girls (Tulsa World, the TU Math Circle)

September 4, 2014: Wichita State to host ‘Math Circle’ sessions for fifth- through seventh-graders (Wichita Eagle, the KSU Math Circle)

September 16, 2014: Mathematicians host Georgetown College Math Circle for elementary students (News Graphic, the Georgetown Math Circle)

August 13, 2014: WCU faculty, area educators launch program for math teachers (The Sylva Herald, the Smoky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle)

July 13, 2014: Kids nurture knack for numbers at annual See Math Camp (The Eagle, the TAMU Math Circle)

July 7, 2014: In Emory’s Math Circle, bubbles are square and equations are cool (the Emory Math Circle)


July 11, 2013. Getting Kids Excited About Mathematics, One Festival at a Time. (Huffington Post)

June 18, 2013. Meet Somers High School’s Valedictorian Simon Zheng(Patch, Westchester Area Math Circle)

June 6, 2013. Math Circle: Making math fun for kids (Around the O, Eugene Math Circle).

May 31, 2013. Math fest comes to Maine (Mainely Media)

May 13, 2013. It was a cogito ergo sum kind of day at youth math festival (Mercury News)

April 22, 2013. The Primes in Evenland Puzzle- Feature in NY Times. (New York Times)

March 2013. Math Circles & Math Teachers’ Circles: Mathematical Problem Solving for Students and Teachers Special Session at PNW MAA Section Meeting

Winter 2013 NAMC Newsletter


Fall 2012 NAMC Newsletter

November 26, 2012. Math Education Comes Full Circle for Gifted Middle Schoolers. Texas A&M University Math Circle.

October 15, 2012. Vi Hart: Fun with Hexaflexagons. (New York Times, Gathering for Gardner)

October 11, 2012. Harold Reiter Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service. (UNC Charlotte)

October 4, 2012. Contest makes math fun for kids Bard Math Circle

July 23, 2012. President Obama names SF State math professor a top young scientist. (Eurek Alert, SF Math Circle)

July 03, 2012. Kentaro Iwasaki is California’s winner for the Presidential Awards in Math (Info Zine, San Francisco Math Circle)

June 14, 2012. AHS students excel on many levels (The Acorn)

June 1, 2012. Indian-American teen dodges ‘guetapens’ to win US Spelling Bee San Diego Math Circle.

May 10, 2012. Capital Math: A Julia Robinson Math Festival Comes to D.C. (MSRI, Circle on the Road)

May 3, 2012. CLU professors receive project grants: Association funds lizard research trip, math circle (Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks Math

Teachers’ Circle)

May 1, 2012. East Lansing library announces May programsEast Lansing Elementary Math Circle.

April 30, 2012. Numberplay: Square Cut (New York Times, Stanford Math Circle)

April 21, 2012. Math Circles 2012 – Summer Camps. Colorado State University Math Circle.

April 13, 2012. Encouraging Women and Minorities in Mathematics: MSRI Honored for Achievements. (American Mathematical Society)

March 28, 2012. Where Math Teachers Go to Get Energized. New York Math Circle.

March 25, 2012. Eastern Ky. Math Teachers’ Circle Invited to Present at Smithsonian (Eastern Kentucky Math Teachers’ Circle)

February 17, 2012. School board honors David Stoner for perfect SAT math scoreColumbia Math Circle.

February 16, 2012. New Stanford unit seeks educational initiatives for middle and high school students (Stanford Math Circle)

February 8, 2012. Free summer math programs offered at CU Boulder. Colorado Math Circle.

January 25, 2012.Friday is the last day to register for enrichment classes at Willamette. Willamette Math Circle.

January 22, 2012. Are after-school math centers really worth the money?Boston Math Circle.

January 18, 2012. Math Circle holds tournament in Irvine.  (OC Register, Orange County Math Circle)

January 13, 2012. Students break record by folding toilet paper 13 times. (New Scientist, St. Marks Math Institute)

January 2012. Tony He, the student that started the math circle in China, won the Silver Medal of the S.-T. Yau High School Mathematics Awards last month (2nd in the world and 1st in China, among over 600 papers). . China Math Circle.


December 31, 2011. 10-week program lets students delve into math Willamette University Math Circle.

December 23, 2011. Making math fun in Rockport. (Gloucester Times, Rockport Elementary Math Circle)

December 19, 2011. Kiwanians pick student of the month Kinawa Middle School Math Circle.

November 14, 2011. School Spotlight: Madison Math Circle gives young students a taste of higher math and science. (Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Math Circle)

October 19, 2011. Goergen Award Recipients Honored for Excellence in Teaching. (Rochester Math Circle)

October 12, 2011. Local high school student wins medal at an International Math Olympiad. San Diego Math Circle

October 3, 2011. Numberplay: Fusing Dots (New York Times, UNC Math Circle)

September 30, 2011. Missoula math circle project – Video Missoula Math Circle.

September 23, 2011. Teacher professes passion for math Missoula Math Circle.

August 25, 2011. SLU math prof wins national teaching award (North Country Now, Sam Vandervelde)

August 15, 2011. Strength in Numbers (La Jolla Patch, San Diego Math Circle)

Math Circles at Mathfest 2011, Lexington KY

January 2011 NAMC Newsletter

Circle on the Road 2011

June 27, 2011. At Sleepaway Camp, Math Is Main Sport. (New York Times)

June 21, 2011. St. Margaret’s grad named one of O.C.’s best. (OC Register, Orange County Math Circle)

June 19, 2011. Whiz Kids of the Week: Lauren Portice, Jonathan Li. Orange County Math Circle.

June 4, 2011. Young geniuses thrive in new alternative math class . Stanford Math Circle.

May 18, 2011. Kettering University math professor earns $2,000 grant for helping kids find fun in math. (M Live)

April 11, 2011 Tenth-grade student mastering art of physics. (San Diego Tribune, San Diego Math Circle)

March 31, 2011. Whiz Kid: William Chen. Berkeley Math Circle.

March 21, 2011. Math Olympiad Celebrates Problem-Solving. (The Rockville Patch, The Art of Inquiry Math Circle)

March 16, 2011. Meet the country’s best math teacher Berkeley Math Circle.

March 16, 2011. Danville teen wins Intel Science Talent Search. (SF Gate, Berkeley Math Circle)

March 12, 2011. Mathematics are a hit at Marin Math Circle. Marin Math Circle.

Girls’ Angle. The Gingerbread Transformer

March 4, 2011. An Academic’s Freedom: Math for kids

February 25, 2011. Mills College professor wins highest math award. (ABC 7 News Berkeley Math Circle)

February 21, 2011. Ithaca Math Circle team finishes second in tournament

February 22, 2011. Students Get Schooled in Math and Science ( Westwood Patch, UCLA Math Circle)

February 3, 2011. O.C. student named one of two state A.P. scholars. (OC Register, O.C. Math Circle Founder)

January 17, 2011. Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire. (New York Times)

January 17, 2011. COUNTING ON FUN: Math Circle at Kingston Library takes middle school kids beyond boring basics (video). (Daily Freeman News, Bard Math Circle)

January 15, 2011. Sterling Scholars includes Math Circle participant. (Daily Herald)

January 3, 2011. Mills College Mathematics Professor to Receive Prestigious Math Award Berkeley Math Circle.


December 26, 2010. Bonus Curriculum Is Greatest Common Factor For Local Math Masters. New York Math Circle

November 25, 2010. Ithaca Math Circle

November 1, 2010. NY Times Sum Fun. This 987654321 puzzle was handed out as one of several warm up problems at last week’s Stanford Math Circle meeting. (New York Times)

October 26, 2010. Making Math Fun – at the Rockport Elementary Math Circle. (Gloucester Times)

October 18 2010, Metroplex Math Circle student at the White House Science Fair(The Atlantic). 

October 16, 2010. Promise to start new Payton City-Wide Math Circle

September 25, 2010– Math: The Universal Language. (AZ Daily Sun). 

September 13, 2010 – Laguna Niguel math whiz hones in on cancer(OC Register). 

September 5, 2010, Student news from Mobile County schools(

. September 3, 2010, Teen earns scholarship for flu study

August 2010 NAMC Newsletter


October 30, 2009 – What Can U.S. Educators Do to Improve Math Skills?

July 30, 2009 – Launch of national math circles website (NAMC) takes place Sat., August 8 at MathFest (Media Advisory)

July 15, 2009 – New NAMC website connects after-school math groups nationwide [Press Release]