January 8, 2024

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Math Circle at FAU

Register Here for the Spring, 2024 Math Circle


Welcome to the home page of the Circle.

The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. Links to the material of previous sessions, as well as to other information will be provided below. While, as mentioned, the real purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 23, 2023.

While the circle is originally thought of for middle school students, we will add a high school component if there is interest.

To keep this circle as useful as possible, it is important to have feedback from participants and parents and teachers of participants. Don't be shy, let us know what you think. What can we do to improve it? An occasional word of praise will keep us going strong, but constructive criticism can be more important.

It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk.

Beginning with this circle we will ask parents or guardians to register the students they plan to bring. Registration is free, but we want to have an idea of how many participants we will have. I should also mention that we will in general assume that students are coming to all sessions so that we can expand in session n what we started in session n-1. To get a real benefit from the circle, students should come regularly, not sporadically. Of course, all this is up to the students; they can come and leave whenever they please. Please, register by clicking on this registration link.

Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source.

All meetings are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., on the Boca campus of FAU in PS 112.


  • Saturday, January 27
  • Saturday, February 10
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Saturday, March 2
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 30
  • Saturday, April 13
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, May 11

These dates are subject to change with prior notice by email.

Contact Information Please address your questions or suggestions to:

Professor Tomas Schonbek Professor Hongwei Long
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431 Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-3355; (561) 297-0810
schonbek@fau.edu hlong@fau.edu


Click here for a link to a partial campus map showing the lot in which to park (colored red) and the PS Building (colored purple).


Links to Problems and Solutions From Previous Sessions

                       Fall 2023


        Spring 2024