**Math Circles** is an international term. It's a social learning environment guided by mathematicians where students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics through problem solving, as well as experience mathematics as a discipline of inquiry. **OUR Math Circles** follow a similar concept, with a slight difference...

Our curriculum is well structured and our topics are strategically chosen. We recognize the practical benefits of studying specific topics that will help students succeed in challenging elementary, high school and university math courses.

**The greatest value of our Math Circles program** is that students develop a "mathematical way of thinking," where they learn how to approach and reason through a problem in a similar way that a true mathematician would, thus enabling students to experience mathematics as valuable, exciting, and meaningful.

### Math Circles Program Details

**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; instead they are automatically 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.