University of Oregon

Eugene Math Circle

Eugene Math Circle

The Eugene Math Circle is an after-school program for 2nd-12th grade students who have a passion for math and want to delve deeper into the subject, exploring exciting topics that are not typically covered in the school curriculum. The Math Circle offers classes for five different age groups, meeting on Wednesday and Thursday evenings throughout the academic year. During these sessions, students investigate different mathematical topics through problem-solving under the guidance of experienced instructors. On a typical day, students engage in activities such as brainstorming and solving challenging math problems individually or collaboratively, presenting their findings, or even playing strategy games. This Spring the Upper Division II and III classes will meet in person. All the other classes will be meeting in person approximately three times (with a hybrid online option), with the other meetings held on Zoom. The Math Circle teachers are members of the Mathematics Department. Thanks to the support of the NSF and the Survival and Flourishing Fund, students from low-income families can participate in the program at a reduced or no cost.

Session Recommended Age Time Location
Elementary I 2-3 graders 4:45-5:35 pm Thursdays TBA
Elementary II 4-5 graders 5:45-6:35 pm Thursdays TBA
Upper Division I 6-7 graders 6:45-7:45 pm Thursdays TBA
Upper Division II 8-9 graders 5:00-6:15 pm Wednesdays McKenzie 122
Upper Division III 10-12 graders 5:00-6:30 pm Wednesdays McKenzie 121

There are 10 weekly meetings each term. This Spring, the Upper Division II and III classes begin on April 3 and the Elementary I, II, and Upper Division I classes on April 4. The last meetings for the Upper Division II and III classes are on June 5 and for all other classes on June 6.

The application forms for the Math Circle can be found here. Please note that if the class your child is applying to is full, they will be on the waiting list.

The Eugene Math Circle is supported by the Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon and the Survival and Flourishing Fund. If you'd like to sponsor the program, please make a tax-deductible donation here.