San Jose Math Circle and summer vacation

San Jose Math Circle does not meet during summer vacation.
The meeting schedule for 2018-19 will be updated in early September.
We usually make an on-line admission announcement by August 15. The deadline for applying is usually in early September.

Time to apply to summer Math Camps

San Jose Math Circle does not offer a summer program, but around the U.S. there are many great math summer camps. The best summer programs usually have an application process and are selective.
MathPath is already accepting applications for summer 2018; they have a "rolling admissions" process.


Thanks to some grants and generous individual contributions, our math circle now has a small library of books. These books may be checked out before and after each circle session.

There is no required textbook or anything like that, but here are a few suggestions for books that are written in the spirit of a math circle.
  • Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience), Dmitri Fomin, Sergey Genkin, Ilia Itenberg, American Mathematical Society, 1996.
  • The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, Paul Zeitz, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
  • Problem Solving Through Problems, Loren C. Larson, Springer-Verlag, 1983.
  • Problem-Solving Strategies, Arthur Engel, Springer-Verlag, 1991.
  • Kvant Selecta: Algebra and Analysis, I and II, Serge Tabachnikov, (ed.), American Mathematical Society, 1999.
  • Problem Solving Book with contests and solutions from around the world 1999-2000.