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 spring, we will hold an intermediate class on transitioning to proofs in analysis, a class somewhere between intermediate and advanced on fundamentals of higher mathematics, and an advanced class on differential geometry.

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 spring classes. It will be possible to take spring classes either online or in person. Thus students from around the world are welcome to apply. We will have an intermediate class on transitioning to proofs in analysis, a class between intermediate and advanced level on fundamentals of higher mathematics, and an advanced class on differential geometry.

Here are the dates and times for the spring classes. All times are in Pacific time.

Class Starting date Ending date Everyone Online In person
Transition to proofs March 28 June 1 Monday 5:30–6:30 PM Monday 6:30–8:30 PM Wednesday 6:30–8:30 PM
Fundamentals of higher mathematics March 29 June 3 Tuesday 5:30–7:00 PM Friday 4:30–6:30 PM Wednesday 6:30–8:30 PM
Differential geometry March 29 June 1 Tuesday 6:30–8:30 PM Wednesday 6:05–8:05 PM Wednesday 6:30–8:30 PM

Applications for these classes are due February 20. After that, we will continue to accept applications while space remains on a rolling basis. Click here to apply!