Math Circles

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.

Math Circles will be held in-person on the UTM Campus, starting in October 2023. Complete the registration form and join the mailing list for updates on timing and location, and to indicate your availabilities. See "How do I Register for Math Circles?"

In Winter 2023, Math Circles met on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in MN1270. Math Circles for Winter 2023 started on January 26, 2023 and ended on April 6, 2023. MCS thanks those who participated!

Register for Math Circles using this Google form and to be added to our mailing list.

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

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)

Last updated 22-Aug-23