Math Circles

What is Math Circles about?

Mathematics is the art of inquiry and problem-solving. If you are a high school student interested in enriching your exposure to modern mathematics, Math Circles may be for you!

Math Circles began in Moscow in the 1950s, as an enrichment program for bright mathematics students; the class prepared for problem-solving competitions and engaged in studying extracurricular mathematical topics. The success of Math Circles expanded to an international phenomenon that is now taught in schools and universities around the world. Read more about the history of Math Circles.

Join us each week to work with professors and students from UTM’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department, on mathematical puzzles selected from a variety of disciplines, such as combinatorics, geometry, algebra, and number theory. We will cover topics that you won’t learn in a typical high school curriculum, so expect to challenge yourself and wrap your brain around new ways of thinking.

At the end of the academic year, those students with regular attendance will receive an official certificate of participation.

Meeting Details

In Fall 2021, Math Circles ended on December 1, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated.

In January 2022, Math Circles will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. online on Zoom. Click here for the meeting link. The first meeting will be on January 19, 2022. We hope to see you there!


Whether you are new to Math Circles or returning from a previous year, please fill out the following registration form so that we have your contact information on file:

Registration is limited to twenty students, so sign up early! There will be a waitlist if needed. If you have any questions, please contact Ehsaan Hossain (



If you have additional questions, please contact one of us!

Ehsaan Hossain (Math Circles Organizer and Assistant Professor in the MCS Department)

Laura Ferlito (Academic Advisor & Undergraduate Program Administrator for MAT, STA)
Tel: 905-828-5418