Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help?
You can help the SJMC by
  • making a donation
  • bringing snacks and drinks at the end (at the pizza party)
  • taking pictures (contact SJMC for details)
  • solving or suggesting problems (submit your solution by email, for an upcoming "students' solutions" page.)
  • innovation! We are open to new ideas, so if you have any, speak your mind!
  • if you were an alumni, by offering us info to include on our alumni gallery
Who can come?
  • All students must be at least 11 years old. See the item below about applying for admission.
  • Unfortunately our class space is limited.
  • We have two classrooms: One classroom for 7th and 8th grade students and another classroom for advanced students.
  • Parents may attend (when space is available), but must promise to not participate in the discussions or problem solving -- the math circles are for the students.
  • When and where?
    What's a math circle?
    Mathematical circles are weekly gatherings of students of high school age or younger working on problems involving complex and advanced topics, guided by mathematicians and educators. The motivation for this program is to increase the interest and enjoyment of mathematics among bay area students who learn to provide structured solutions to thought-provoking problems.
    How do I join the math circle?
    Admission is closed for the 2017-2018 academic year. We plan to admit students for the 2018-2019 academic year starting in August 2018.
    We usually send an announcement to our mailing list and post it on our website in early August of each year.
    How do I subscribe to the news/newsletter?
    You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to our e-mail announcements by following this link to our contact page. You will then receive an e-mail to confirm your subscription. Follow the instructions in that message, and you will be subscribed.