The Central Florida Math Circle is an effort of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida to offer the middle/high school students of the Central Florida region an opportunity to have fun with mathematics.
The Math Circle is not directed towards a particular curriculum; it is not a class, a lecture or a tutorial. It is a directed experience in encouragement of student discovery of mathematics. We are happy to be part of a national effort “The National Association of Math Circles” to encourage and develop mathematical insight in students.
Registration for the spring in 2019 is closed.
All sessions are guided by math/math education faculties, graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Central Florida. Each session consists of two parts. In the first part of each session (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), faculty members will give talks on the intriguing topics of mathematics or lead mathematical explorations. In the second part of each session (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm), students will be engaged in problem solving and discussion activities with the curriculum related enrichment topics which will sharpen their understanding of the curriculum related materials.
All sessions will be held on Saturdays, 2:00pm-4: 30 pm, in the Mathematical Sciences Building on the UCF campus.
The first part of the session will be held in MSB 360. Students will come to the 3rd floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building in UCF campus to get a name tag at the reception table.
Spring 2019 Dates
*Announcement for the session on February 2:
Students will bring their own laptops. The laptop should have GeoGebra Classic Version 5. Please click the link to download: GeoGebra Classic Version 5
If students don’t have a laptop, then it is fine to come without laptop.
|1||January 26||Dr. Barry Griffiths||The world of mathematics|
|2||February 2*||Dr. Erhan Haciomeroglu||Geometric exploration with GeoGebra|
|3||February 9||Dr. Joseph Brennan||Symmetry|
|4||February 16||Dr. Laura Yang||Pigeonhole Principle|
|5||February 23||Dr. Alexander Tovbis||Mathematical Induction|
|6||March 2||Dr. Ram Mohapatra and Dr. Jhunu Mohapatra||The Magic of Mathematical Thinking|
|7||March 9||Dr. Katiuscia Teixeira||Graph Theory: Pen-Tracing Puzzles|
What should students bring?
Students will bring notebook and pencils. Students will come with a desire to see mathematics in a different way.