Welcome to Euler Circle!

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 an upper-division college mathematics class. In each class, students solve many problems to gain familiarity with new material, and each student gives a presentation and 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

Advanced classes meet for four hours a week. They are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 PM at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Our next class (in Fall 2018, starting in April) will be on number theory. See a description of the course.

Intermediate classes meet for three hours a week. They are held on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:30 PM, also at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. These are classes on proof techniques and mathematical writing, and they will help students learn how to transition from numerical answer problems to proof-based mathematics. In the fall, the topic will be number theory. See a description of the course.

Applications to both classes are due by July 29th. After that, we will have rolling admissions if space remains. Click here to apply!

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