### 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:** In one year, there are 17 classes, each 1.5 hours long.

**Eligibility:** Our regular program is suitable for students in Grades 5 - 12. Grade 4 students may join if they score well enough on our assessment test. We also have an Early Math program for children ages 3-5.

**Assessment Test:** Upon registering, there is an assessment test for new students which determines their level placement. We separate the tests into grade 6-8, and grade 9 -12 (grade 5 students are NOT required to take the assessment test,** **and are placed into the beginner level, Alpha, unless they wish to challenge the Grade 6 - 8 test). There is no assessment test for the Early Math Program.

**Homework and Online Tutorials:** There is homework between classes, which is checked for completion by the teacher (but not graded). We also 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.