Participation in Math Circles meetings is free, but requires registration and a waiver form for minors.
Math circles are gatherings of high school (or younger) students to solve advanced math problems with mathematicians. The meetings challenge talented local students to build deep problem solving skills in preparation for higher education and scientific careers.
Offered by faculty at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, The Islander Math Circles serve middle/high-school students and teachers in the Coastal Bend of South Texas. We join five registered circles in Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Arlington, & College Station) and 130+ Math Circles in the U.S.
Islander Math Circles meetings are open to interested high school students with some exposure to Algebra II content and younger students referred by a teacher.
We also invite math teachers, competition coaches, scientists, and undergraduate math students to join as problem helpers.
A typical 2-hour Saturday morning meeting at TAMUCC starts with a small-group problem solving session on competition-level high school math problems. This is followed by a brief presentation on an advanced mathematics topic and time to work on a related problem set. Sessions end with suggested resources and a set of challenge problems to work on for the next meeting. We also use meeting times to prepare for mathematics competitions.
In addition to the generous help of parents and teachers, the Islander Math Circles activities are supported by grants from the following: