### Who We Are

The Math Circles Program was developed to enable students to experience mathematics as valuable, exciting, and meaningful.

In our classes students are taught to understand mathematical relationships instead of memorizing them. As a result, through our program, students become fluent in mathematics and are well prepared for the challenges they face in their school or university math courses.

### Math Circles Program

**Classes:** There are 17 classes in the year, each 1.5 hours long.

**Eligibility:** Classes are suitable for students in Grades 5 - 12. Grade 4 students may join if the score well enough on our assessment test.

**Assessment Test:** Before the first class, there is an assessment test for new students which determines their level placement. In total, we offer seven levels of classes: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Omega and Calculus.

**Homework and Online Tutorials:** There is homework between classes, which is checked for completion by the teacher (but not graded). We have live online tutorials between each class, in which students can ask the online instructor questions about the homework and get live feedback! Parent support is very helpful for the student’s success.

**Teachers:** All of our teachers are math specialists. They all have degrees in Mathematics or a closely related subject.

**Curriculum:** The founders, Dr. Natasa Sirotic and Dr. Klaus Hoechsmann, who both have a PhD in Math or Math Education, have built the curriculum using the top math education sources around the world.