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Point Math Circle is a free venue where motivated junior high (grades 7-9) school age students meet to work on challenging mathematical problems under the guidance of college professors. Most sessions are led by resident faculty from UW-Stevens Point, complemented by pre-service math education students.

Point Math Circle was launched at UWSP in 2018 by college professors who are eager to share their passion for mathematics. Proudly, Point Math Circle is one of 200 active math circles in the nation.

Point Math Circle is a member of the National Association of Math Circles (NAMC). It is modeled after the formats of successful circles that have been established across the US in recent years. Visit NAMC to learn more about Math Circles and their history.

When and where do we meet?

The Point Math Circle meets four Wednesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. in A212 Science Building (SCI) (see map). Meeting dates for fall 2021:

What is a Math Circle all about?

Math Circles bring K-12 students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. Math Circles combine significant content with settings that encourage a sense of discovery and excitement about mathematics through problem solving and interactive exploration. Ideal problems are low-threshold, high-ceiling; they offer a variety of entry points and can be approached with minimal mathematical background, but lead to deep mathematical concepts and can be connected to advanced mathematics.

Today there are more than 200 active Math Circle programs across the country, with more than 220 Circles formed since 1994. The national Math Circle landscape includes two types of Circles: one for K-12 teachers of mathematics (MTCs) and one for students (MSCs). There are approximately 100 active Math Student Circles across the country.

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Fees and Registration

No fees have been charged to participants, but participants are asked to register online.