UCF Department of Mathematics

Spring 2020

Spring 2020, Central Florida Math Circle

The Central Florida Math Circle is an effort of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida to offer the middle 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 the 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.


The registration is now closed. Please contact Dr. Kwon at seongchun.kwon@ucf.edu if you want to join.

Our Sessions

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 enrichment topics which are well-aligned with their curriculums. For the second part, there are three groups: Grade 6, Grade 7 and 8 and Advanced group. Each group is lead by our graduate students who introduce the topics and lead the problem-solving related discussion.

All sessions will be held on Saturdays, 2:00 pm – 4: 30 pm, on the third floor in the Mathematical Sciences Building on the UCF campus. Students will come to the 3rd floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building in UCF campus to get a name tag at the reception table. The room number on the same floor in the same building will be informed to the registered participants later.

Parents Guide

Spring 2020 Dates

Session Date Speaker Title
1 January 25 Dr. Brennan Continued fractions
2 February 1 Dr. Griffiths Clock Arithmetic and Zeller’s Formula
3 February 8 Dr. Pensky How likely is that?  Evaluation of probabilities
4 February 15 Dr. Jenkins Winning Games with Math: Nim and other games that you can “solve” mathematically.
5 February 22 Dr. Yong Game Theory: A Glance
6 February 29 Dr. Yang Logical Reasoning: If you give a mouse a cookie…
7 March 7 Dr. Ram Mohapatra and Dr. Jhunu Mohapatra Exploring base 8


What should students bring?

Students will bring a notebook and pencils. Students will come with a desire to see mathematics in a different way.

Faculty Team

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Spring 2019