The Santa Cruz Math Circle is a weekly math meeting for students in grades 5th to 8th who really love math. Each week students will meet with mathematical professionals in an informal setting to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The instructors are mathematicians, scientists and engineers who use math every day and many of them have their PhD in math. Math Circles are designed to be interactive and focus on problem solving. The topics covered in a Math Circle are not normally included in the standard classroom curriculum.

Learn more about math circles at the National Association of Math Circles website.

When:   Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm
Dates:  October 2nd to November 20th, 2016
Where: Louden Nelson Community Center
            301 Center St.
            Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Tuition: $125
Scholarships available

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Morning session:     10 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon session:  1 PM -   3 PM

Horticulture Building (map)

Admission Fee:    $10
Advanced Registration Required

Santa Cruz Math Circle and X Academy in partnership with Cabrillo College is hosting a 4th-8th grade mathematics festival. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through 10 different math stations staffed with a mathematical guide to encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving.

There will be two sessions of the festival: 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm. Please register for either session. Seating is limited.

Learn more about Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals at the JRMF website, watch a video of a festival or read article at Huffington Post

Register for the Festival

The Santa Cruz Math Circle is partially funded by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Clowes Foundation via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival receives funding from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, and the American Institute of Mathematics.
X Academy and the Santa Cruz Math Circle also receiving funding from the Sylvester-Meister Foundation and employer matching funds from Google, Cisco and PG&E.