The Central Kentucky Mathematical Circles (CKMC) serves pre-college students in Central Kentucky by providing stimulating and engaging mathematical enrichment guided by Faculty Affiliates from throughout the Bluegrass region. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities and encouragement to become passionate and excited about mathematics. General information about math circles and their history can be found on the National Association of Math Circles website.
The High School Math Circle welcomes all interested high school students. There are no admission requirements. Information for parents and students who are considering joining the Circle may be found at our introductory page, by contacting either of the CKMC Directors. Information for participants and the schedule is also available.
Our efforts are supported by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky and a generous donation from a friend of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky.
We welcome donations in support of our activities. Please contact the directors for information on helping to support our Circles.
Mathematicians from central Kentucky colleges and universities have helped to organize the Central Kentucky High School Math Circle since the fall of 2009. A math circle is an enrichment program for high school students with an interest in mathematics. This program will allow students to explore mathematics beyond what is covered in the high school curriculum.
Please contact the directors if you are interested in participating in the High School Math Circle. The Circle will meet every other week on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4.
A mathematics circle is a group of people who work together to explore new mathematics. Our mathematics circles will be focused on the interests of high school students and sessions will be led by faculty and students from local colleges and universities. Sessions are informal, fun, and consist of students and leaders working together on a series of problems. Examples of topics that we will consider are:
We welcome students in 8th through 12th grades. Our sessions are accessible to students who have some familiarity with Algebra and Geometry. Students should have an interest in mathematics and willingness to learn new ideas. The sessions are informal and include problems to help develop the ideas needed to attack new topics.
We will meet at the Math House, 654 Maxwelton Ct, on the campus of the University of Kentucky from 2 to 4 on Sundays. The schedule is available at Calendar.
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There is no fee to join the High School Math Circle. We ask participants to provide refreshments.
Please contact one of the the directors.
We will hold an organizational meeting for new circle members on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 7-8 pm in the Math House, 654 Maxwelton Ct, on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Students interested in joining the Math Circle for the fall should plan to attend this meeting. Students who are not able to attend, should contact the organizers.
All meetings will take place at the Math House, 654 Maxwelton Ct, Lexington KY 40508. Students should bring a folder, paper, and pencil to each meeting.