Welcome to Euler Circle!

Note: There will be an online option and an in-person option in Palo Alto for the winter. You do not need to live in the San Francisco Bay Area to attend online classes. In the winter, we will hold an intermediate class on transitioning to proofs in combinatorics, a class somewhere between intermediate and advanced on fundamentals of higher mathematics, and an advanced class on proofs from the book.

Are you a high-school student in the San Francisco Bay Area who loves mathematics? Do you find the traditional mathematics curriculum far too easy? Do you want to learn fascinating and challenging mathematics? Do you want to work on problems and make friends with mathematically-minded peers? If so, you have come to the right place!

What

Euler Circle is a mathematics institute for advanced students in the San Francisco Bay Area who love mathematics. We offer a range of college-level mathematics classes, specifically tailored to the needs of advanced high-school students, many of whom have exhausted the mathematics curriculum at their schools and want to learn more. Each class we offer is the equivalent of a college mathematics class. In each class, students solve many problems to gain familiarity with new material, and in the advanced classes each student writes an expository paper on a topic related to the class material.

The classes are set up in such a way as to provide a pathway to independent research. Many of our problem sets in the advanced classes include unsolved problems that students can explore once they have mastered the material presented in class. We offer small group meetings for students interested in working on the research problems once they have demonstrated the ability to work hard on challenging problems. See more on research in Euler Circle.

Why

There is more to mathematics than competitions. Yet there are few resources available for high-school students to learn about the rest of the wonderful world of mathematics. We believe that many students would like to see what else is out there, and we want to share what we know.

When/where

Applications are open for winter classes. It will be possible to take winter classes online, and there may also be an in-person option. Thus students from around the world are welcome to apply. We will have an intermediate class on transitioning to proofs in combinatorics, a class between intermediate and advanced level on fundamentals of higher mathematics, and an advanced class on proofs from the book. The intermediate class will meet on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:30 PM Pacific time from January 10 — March 14, the fundamentals class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30–6:30 PM Pacific time and Friday afternoons from 4–6 PM Pacific time from January 11–March 18, and the advanced class will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 PM Pacific time from January 1–March 16. In-person problem sessions will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 PM Pacific time, for all classes. Applications for these classes are due November 21. After that, we will continue to accept applications while space remains on a rolling basis. Click here to apply!