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Fall 2013   top

High School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sep 21 - Dec 14, 2013.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  High School Circle A-1 High School Circle A-2
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 512 202
Instructor David Hankin Stan Kats
Fee 245.00 245.00
  High School Circle B High School Circle C
Times 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 517 512
Instructor David Gomprecht David Hankin
Fee 245.00 245.00

The High School Circle is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a friendly setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. The topics include number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and more. The courses also address subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the age and grade level of the student, but this is less important than mathematical preparation: there are high school juniors and sometimes seniors in our Math Circle A, enjoying mathematics right alongside freshmen and sophomores, as well as younger students who are ready for the challenges of our Math Circles B and C. If in doubt, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

High School Circle A-1

Section 1, 11:30am-1:30pm

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

High School Circle A-2

Section 2, 2pm-4pm

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

High School Circle B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

High School Circle C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sep 21 - Dec 14, 2013.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  NYU Middle School A-1 NYU Middle School A-2
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 2pm - 3:30pm
Room 312 312
Instructor Eliza Kuberska Eliza Kuberska
Fee 195.00 195.00
  NYU Middle School B-1 NYU Middle School B-2
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 317 317
Instructor Mila Martynovsky Mila Martynovsky
Fee 245.00 245.00
  NYU Middle School C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm
Room 517
Instructor David Gomprecht
Fee 245.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, recursion, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Please consider registering for the Queens Math Circle (below), which is also at the middle school level.

NYU Middle School A-1

Section 1, 12pm-1:30pm

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

NYU Middle School A-2

Section 2, 2pm-3:30pm

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

NYU Middle School B-1

Section 1, 11:30am-1:30pm

This class is appropriate for students in grades 6-7, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

NYU Middle School B-2

Section 2, 2pm-4pm

This class is appropriate for students in grades 6-7, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Note: Due to sufficient interest, we are offering two sections of this course. They constitute the same course, but at different times.

NYU Middle School C

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Middle School Circle at Queens College

When: Sundays, Sep 22 - Dec 15, 2013.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map).
  QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6 QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 1:35pm - 3:35pm
Room Powdermaker Hall 118 Powdermaker Hall 118
Instructor Joy Hsiao Joy Hsiao
Fee 195.00 245.00

The NYMC classes at Queens College are open to enthusiastic students in grades 5-8 with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

Students should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. For grades 7-8, students should also have basic algebraic skills. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are expected. This course is appropriate for both new and returning students (as it will cover new material).

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics, and have an understanding of basic algebraic skills. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.


Summer 2013   top

Summer High School Math Circle

When: July 8 - July 25, 2013, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Early Registration Deadline: April 21, 2013
Regular Registration Deadline: May 19, 2013
Application Requirements: Completed problem set.
See Application Process below.
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The Summer Program is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a casual setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. This program emphasizes problem solving and posing, through a variety of fascinating topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and more.

This program is appropriate for students wishing to acquire deeper insight into mathematics, to develop their reasoning and analytical skills, to practice for a math team, or simply to have fun learning and doing wonderful mathematics.

Students are expected to attend the entire 3-week program.

Level A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1. Here’s a sample of problems you may see in Level A: Level A Sample Problem Set.

Level B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is preferred but not required. Here’s a sample of Level B problems: Level B Sample Problem Set.

Level C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an even more important role than in the other levels. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example). Here’s a sample of problems you may see in Level C: Level C Sample Problem Set.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, July 13 - August 17, 2013.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  Middle School Circle A Middle School Circle B Middle School Circle C
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 312 312 317
Instructor Mila Martynovsky Mila Martynovsky David Gomprecht
Fee 115.00 125.00 125.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of levels below, we mention the current grade level of the student. What's important, however, is the level of mathematical preparation. If a student is solidly a year ahead of his grade in math, or has completed a year of NYMC classes, you can add a grade when choosing the appropriate class. Keep in mind that all NYMC classes are challenging and have little overlap with school material. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Middle School Circle A

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 5 or 6. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Middle School Circle B

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 6 or 7. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.

Middle School Circle C

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 7 or 8. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.


Spring 2013   top

High School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Feb 23 - May 18, 2013.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  High School Circle A High School Circle B High School Circle C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 312 317 312
Instructor David Hankin David Gomprecht David Hankin

   Please note the changed start date!

The High School Circle is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a friendly setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. The topics include number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and more. The courses also address subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the age and grade level of the student, but this is less important than mathematical preparation: there are high school juniors and sometimes seniors in our Math Circle A, enjoying mathematics right alongside freshmen and sophomores, as well as younger students who are ready for the challenges of our Math Circles B and C. If in doubt, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

High School Circle A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

High School Circle B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

High School Circle C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Feb 23 - May 11, 2013.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  NYU Middle School Intro NYU Middle School A
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 12pm - 1:30pm
Room 201 202
Instructor Mila Martynovsky Eliza Kuberska
Fee 155.00 155.00
  NYU Middle School B NYU Middle School C
Times 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 201 317
Instructor Mila Martynovsky David Gomprecht
Fee 195.00 195.00

   Please note the changed start date!

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Please consider registering for the Queens Math Circle (below), which is also at the middle school level.

NYU Middle School Intro

This class is offered for students in grades 5-7 who otherwise would register for Middle School A or Middle School B, but have not taken a New York Math Circle class before. First time students may benefit from this introductory class where their peers are also just starting out with the New York Math Circle.

NYU Middle School A

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

NYU Middle School B

This class is appropriate for students in grades 6-7, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

NYU Middle School C

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Middle School Circle at Queens College

When: Sundays, Feb 24 - May 12, 2013.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map).
  QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6 QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 1:35pm - 3:35pm
Room 152 152
Instructor Joy Hsiao Joy Hsiao
Fee 155.00 195.00

   Please note the changed start date!

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

The spring semester class will focus on learning geometry through hands-on workshops where students will actively construct 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models through the use of rulers, protractors and compasses. Topics will include symmetries, transformations, plane figures, and solids. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.


Fall 2012   top

High School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sept 22 - Dec 15, 2012.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  High School Circle A High School Circle B High School Circle C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 312 317 312
Instructor David Hankin David Gomprecht David Hankin

The High School Circle is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a friendly setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. The topics include number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and more. The courses also address subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the age and grade level of the student, but this is less important than mathematical preparation: there are high school juniors and sometimes seniors in our Math Circle A, enjoying mathematics right alongside freshmen and sophomores, as well as younger students who are ready for the challenges of our Math Circles B and C. If in doubt, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

High School Circle A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

High School Circle B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

High School Circle C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sept 22 - Dec 15, 2012.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  NYU Middle School A NYU Middle School B NYU Middle School C
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 201 201 317
Instructor Eliza Kuberska Mila Martynovsky David Gomprecht
Fee 155.00 195.00 195.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Please consider registering for the Queens Math Circle (below), which is also at the middle school level.

NYU Middle School A

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

NYU Middle School B

This class is appropriate for students in grades 6-7, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

NYU Middle School C

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it. Please take a look at these sample problems to see the kinds of problems that will be explored in this course.

Middle School Circle at Queens College

When: Sundays, Sept 23 - Dec 16, 2012.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map).
  QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6 QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 1:35pm - 3:35pm
Room 121 PH 121 PH
Instructor Joy Hsiao Joy Hsiao
Fee 155.00 195.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

The fall semester class will focus on learning geometry through hands-on workshops where students will actively construct 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models through the use of rulers, protractors and compasses. Topics will include symmetries, transformations, plane figures, and solids. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 5-6

This class is appropriate for students in grades 5-6, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

QC Middle School Circle, grades 7-8

This class is appropriate for students in grades 7-8, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.


Summer 2012   top

Summer High School Math Circle

When: July 9 - July 26, 2012, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Instructors: Jim Cocoros, David Hankin, Larry Zimmerman.
Regular registration deadline: June 3, 2012.
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The Summer Program is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a casual setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. This program emphasizes problem solving and posing, through a variety of fascinating topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and more.

This course is appropriate for students wishing to acquire deeper insight into mathematics, to develop their reasoning and analytical skills, to practice for a math team, or simply to have fun learning and doing wonderful mathematics.

Level A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

Level B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required.

Level C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an even more important role than in the other levels. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, July 7 - August 11, 2012.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  Middle School Circle A Middle School Circle B Middle School Circle C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 202 201 201
Instructor Mila Martynovsky David Gomprecht David Gomprecht
Fee 115.00 115.00 115.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of levels below, we mention the current grade level of the student. What's important, however, is the level of mathematical preparation. If a student is solidly a year ahead of his grade in math, or has completed a year of NYMC classes, you can add a grade when choosing the appropriate class. Keep in mind that all NYMC classes are challenging and have little overlap with school material. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Middle School Circle A

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 5 or 6. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Middle School Circle B

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 6 or 7. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.

Middle School Circle C

This class is appropriate for students who have completed grades 7 or 8. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.


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High School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Feb 11 - May 12, 2012.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  High School Circle A High School Circle B High School Circle C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 317 312 317
Instructor David Hankin David Gomprecht David Hankin

The High School Circle is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a friendly setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. The topics include number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and more. The courses also address subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the age and grade level of the student, but this is less important than mathematical preparation: there are high school juniors and sometimes seniors in our Math Circle A, enjoying mathematics right alongside freshmen and sophomores, as well as younger students who are ready for the challenges of our Math Circles B and C. If in doubt, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

High School Circle A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

High School Circle B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required.

High School Circle C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Feb 18 - May 19, 2012.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  Middle School Circle A Middle School Circle B Middle School Circle C
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 202 202 312
Instructor Eliza Kuberska Heather Sable David Gomprecht
Fee 155.00 195.00 195.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

In the descriptions of our circles given below, we mention the grade levels of the student. As mathematical preparation in students varies, this is somewhat flexible. If in doubt about the right level, please ask, and we'll be happy to offer guidance on choosing the right level class.

Please consider registering for the Queens Math Circle (below), which is also at the middle school level.

Middle School Circle A

This class is appropriate for students in 5-6 grades, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Middle School Circle B

This class is appropriate for students in 6-7 grades, or others who have completed the equivalent of fifth or sixth grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.

Middle School Circle C

This class is appropriate for students in 7-8 grades, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.

Queens Math Circle

When: Sundays 10am - 11:30am, Feb 12 - May 13, 2012.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map). Powdermaker Hall, room 119.
Instructor: Mila Martynovsky.

The NYMC class at Queens College is open to enthusiastic students in grades 6-8 with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

Students should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are expected. This course is appropriate for both new and returning students (as it will cover new material).


Fall 2011   top

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sep 17 - Dec 17, 2011.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  Middle School Circle A Middle School Circle B
Times 12pm - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
Room 202 312
Instructor Eliza Kuberska David Gomprecht
Fee 155.00 195.00

The Middle School Circle is open to all middle school students with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. We aim to improve the students’ reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topics will include basic number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, sequences, and induction. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

Middle School Circle A

This class is appropriate for students in 5-6 grades, or others who have completed the equivalent of fourth or fifth grade mathematics. They should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, fractions, decimals, and percents.

Middle School Circle B

This class is appropriate for students in 7-8 grades, or others who have completed the equivalent of sixth or seventh grade mathematics. Students should be enthusiastic about mathematics and possess a strong interest in learning more about it.

High School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays, Sep 17 - Dec 17, 2011.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
  High School Circle A High School Circle B High School Circle C
Times 11:30am - 1:30pm 11:30am - 1:30pm 2pm - 4pm
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Instructor David Hankin David Gomprecht David Hankin

The High School Circle is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a friendly setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. The topics include number theory, algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and more. The courses also address subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

High School Circle A

This course is appropriate for younger high school students, who are comfortable with regular high school material, including at least Algebra 1.

High School Circle B

Students are expected to have completed an equivalent of two years of high school, and have a solid understanding of algebra, geometry, and elementary number theory. Experience with problem solving, such as prior NYMC or math team participation, is desirable but not required.

High School Circle C

Students are expected to have taken pre-calculus and to have deeper knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as experience with mathematical problem solving. Problems will require sustained effort, and writing proofs will play an important role. Students are expected to be able to solve the first few questions on the AIME contest (see 2009 AIME for an example).

Queens Math Circle

When: Sundays 10am - 11:30am, Sep 18 - Dec 18, 2011.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map). Powdermaker Hall, room 119.
Instructor: Mila Martynovsky.

The NYMC class at Queens College is open to enthusiastic students in grades 6-8 with a strong interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond the regular curriculum. There will be an emphasis on creative problem solving and thorough explanations. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate their ideas clearly.

Students should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are expected. This course is appropriate for both new and returning students (as it will cover new material).

AMC Course

When: Saturdays 2 - 5pm, Dec 3 - 17, 2011; Jan 28, 2012
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.
Instructor: Larry Zimmerman.

In response to students’ requests, NYMC offers a four-part AMC course this fall; three sessions in December, and a follow-up session before the AMC is administered in February. Priority will be given to high school students whose schools do not offer the AMC contest. (NYMC will help participants find a place to take the AMC.)

While NYMC does not focus on competitions, some competitions are a source of beautiful, intriguing problems, and provide exposure to a variety of interesting mathematics. The American Mathematics Contest (AMC) is such a contest. What started as a local competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in 1950 has become the premier mathematics competition of America--reaching up to 400,000 students today. It is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice competition that covers a broad spectrum of high school topics.

A selection of problems from AMC 10 and AMC 12 will motivate the study of deeper mathematical topics and introduce interested students to this competition’s hidden mathematical gems. Check these links for some past AMC problems.

Please read the information pages at AMC 10 and AMC 12 to learn about the contests before applying for this course.


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Summer High School Math Circle

When: July 5 - July 21, 2011, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Instructors: Jim Cocoros, David Hankin, Larry Zimmerman.
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The Summer Program is open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a casual setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. This program emphasizes problem solving and posing, through a variety of fascinating topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and more.

This course is appropriate for students wishing to acquire deeper insight into mathematics, to develop their reasoning and analytical skills, to practice for a math team, or simply to have fun learning and doing wonderful mathematics.

Summer Middle School Math Circle

When: Saturdays July 9 - Aug 13, 2011.
Grades 5-6: 10am - 11:30am.
Grades 7-8: 12pm - 2pm.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 201.
Instructor: David Gomprecht.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 5-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.


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Olympiad Level

When: Saturdays 2 - 4pm, Feb 12 - May 14, 2011.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 517.
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course develops important topics in number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and geometry, focusing on harder problems requiring sustained thought and effort. Writing of proofs will play an important role. Many problems will come from contests such as USAMO and International Math Olympiad (IMO).

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and able to do the first few questions on AIME contest. Check out 2009 AIME exam for reference.

High School Circle

When: Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm, Feb 12 - May 14, 2011.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 517.
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course includes topics in number theory, algebra, and geometry, and addresses subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Some material will come in the form of intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and comfortable with regular high school material, including at least basic algebra.

Middle School Circle at Queens College

When: Saturdays, Feb 12 - May 14, 2011.
Grades 5-6: 9am - 10:30am.
Grades 7-8: 10:30am - 12pm.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map). Powdermaker Hall, room 347.

There are two sections, listed above, open to enthusiastic students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. Classes will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays 2 - 4pm, Feb 12 - May 14, 2011.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 512.
Instructor: David Gomprecht.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 7-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, sequences, and combinatorics. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.


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Olympiad Level

When: Saturdays 2 - 4pm, Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 517.
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course develops important topics in number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and geometry, focusing on harder problems requiring sustained thought and effort. Writing of proofs will play an important role. Many problems will come from contests such as USAMO and International Math Olympiad (IMO).

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and able to do the first few questions on AIME contest. Check out 2009 AIME exam for reference.

High School Circle

When: Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm, Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 517.
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course includes topics in number theory, algebra, and geometry, and addresses subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Some material will come in the form of intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and comfortable with regular high school material, including at least basic algebra.

Middle School Circle at Queens College

When: Saturdays, Sep 25 - Dec 11, 2010.
Grades 5-6: 9am - 10:30am.
Grades 7-8: 10:30am - 12pm.
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd (map). Powdermaker Hall, room 347.

There are two sections, listed above, open to enthusiastic students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. Classes will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays 2 - 4pm, Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 512.
Instructor: David Gomprecht.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 7-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, sequences, and combinatorics. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.


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Summer Middle School Math Circle

When: Saturdays July 10 - Aug 14, 2010.
Grades 5-6: 10am - 11:30am.
Grades 7-8: 12pm - 2pm.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.
Instructor: David Gomprecht.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 5-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

If a child would like to attend a class at a different grade level (or if two siblings in different grades would like to attend the same class), that's usually not a problem. Please mention it in the comments box of the registration form.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Summer High School Math Circle

When: July 6 - July 22, 2010, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Rooms 101, 201, 202.
Instructors: David Hankin, Larry Zimmerman.
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Summer Courses are open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a casual setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. This program emphasizes problem solving and posing, through a variety of fascinating topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and more.

This course is appropriate for students wishing to acquire deeper insight into mathematics, to develop their reasoning and analytical skills, to practice for a math team, or simply to have fun learning and doing wonderful mathematics.


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Olympiad Level

When: Saturdays 2pm - 4pm, Feb 27 - May 15, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.

This course develops important topics in number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and geometry, focusing on harder problems requiring sustained thought and effort. Writing of proofs will play an important role. Many problems will come from contests such as USAMO and International Math Olympiad (IMO).

This is a continuation of the fall course, but new students are welcome.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and able to do the first few questions on AIME contest. Check out 2009 AIME exam for reference.

High School Circle

When: Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm, Feb 27 - May 15, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.

This course includes topics in number theory, algebra, and geometry, and addresses subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Some material will come in the form of intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

This is a continuation of the fall course, but new students are welcome.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and comfortable with regular high school material, including at least basic algebra.

Middle School Circle in Queens

When: Saturdays 10am - 12pm, Feb 27 - May 15, 2010.
In partnership with: Asian-American Coalition for Education.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 6-7 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays 2pm - 4pm, Feb 27 - May 15, 2010.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 201.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 7-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, sequences, and combinatorics. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

This is a continuation of the fall course, but new students are welcome.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.


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Olympiad Level

When: Saturdays 2pm - 4pm, Oct 3 - Dec 19 (except Oct 24, Nov 28).
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.

This course develops important topics in number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and geometry, focusing on harder problems requiring sustained thought and effort. Writing of proofs will play an important role. Many problems will come from contests such as USAMO and International Math Olympiad (IMO).

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and able to do the first few questions on AIME contest. Check out 2009 AIME exam for reference.

High School Circle

When: Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm, Oct 3 - Dec 19 (except Oct 24, Nov 28).
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 202.

This course includes topics in number theory, algebra, and geometry, and addresses subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Some material will come in the form of intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and comfortable with regular high school material, including at least basic algebra.

Middle School Circle in Queens

When: Saturdays 10am - 12pm, Oct 3 - Dec 19 (except Oct 10, Nov 28).

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 6-7 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays 2pm - 4pm, Oct 3 - Dec 19 (except Oct 24, Nov 28).
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 201.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 7-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, sequences, and combinatorics. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.


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Summer Middle School Math Circle

When: Saturdays July 11 - Aug 15, 2009.
Grades 5-6: 10am - 11:30am.
Grades 7-8: 11:30am - 1pm.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 201.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 5-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed.

If a child would like to attend a class at a different grade level (or if two siblings in different grades would like to attend the same class), that's usually not a problem. Please mention it in the comments box of the registration form.

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Summer High School Math Circle

When: July 7 - July 23, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Rooms 201, 202.
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Summer Courses are open to all high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum.

Interesting topics and intriguing problems will be explored in a casual setting, providing ample challenges for high school students of varying levels. This course emphasizes problem solving and posing, through a variety of fascinating topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and more.

This course is appropriate for students wishing to acquire deeper insight into mathematics, to develop their reasoning and analytical skills, to practice for a math team, or simply to have fun learning and doing wonderful mathematics.


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Middle School Circle at York College

When: Saturdays Feb 28 - May 16, 2009. Holidays: 4/11, 4/18.
Grades 7-8: 10am - 11:30am.
Grades 5-6: 11:30am - 1pm.

These classes are open to enthusiastic students in grades 5-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. They will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving, and introduce algebra as needed. (See also the description at the top of the page for what to expect.)

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Middle School Circle at NYU

When: Saturdays 10am - 12pm, Feb 28 - May 16, 2009.
Holidays: 3/21, 4/4.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).

This course is open to enthusiastic students in grades 6-8 with an interest in learning and doing mathematics. It will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving throughout the course, and introduce algebra as needed. (See also the description at the top of the page for what to expect.)

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Problem Solving Through Contests

When: Saturdays 11:30am - 2pm, Feb 28 - May 16, 2009.
Holidays: 4/11, 4/18.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course for high school students will teach problem solving through math competition questions. Students will appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics through solving intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME, for which it will serve as an excellent preparation.

Prerequisites: The course is a continuation of the Fall course, but new students are absolutely welcome. You should know how to do the first 10 questions of the AMC 12. Check out the 2008 AMC exam for reference.


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Middle School Circle

When: Saturdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 17.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
NO CLASS ON JANUARY 10! January 10 session is rescheduled to January 17 due to forecast snowstorm.

These few sessions are intended for enthusiastic students in grades 6-8, and will include topics in arithmetic, elementary geometry, advanced counting, and sequences. We’ll emphasize problem posing and problem solving throughout the course, and introduce algebra as needed. (See also the description at the top of the page for what to expect.)

Prerequisites: You should be well-versed in arithmetic, including order of operations, and operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Enthusiasm about math, and some success in the subject (for example, a 4 on the last New York State Math Exam) are also required.

Problem Solving Through Contests

When: Saturdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 9/20 - 12/20/2008
Holidays: 11/29.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course will teach problem solving through math competition questions. Students will appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics through solving intriguing problems from contests such as AMC 10, AMC 12 and AIME, for which it will serve as an excellent preparation.

Prerequisites: You should know how to do the first 10 questions of the AMC 12. Check out the 2008 AMC exam for reference.

Problem Solving Level I

When: Saturdays 11:00am - 12:30pm, 9/20 - 12/20/2008
Holidays: 11/29.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Instructor: David Hankin.

This course includes topics in number theory, algebra, and geometry. It also addresses subtle mathematical ideas, including the nature and construction of proofs. Problem posing and problem solving are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisites: You should be enthusiastic about the study of mathematics, and comfortable with regular high school material. In particular, we expect you to be familiar with basic algebra, including quadratic equations.


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Summer Program 2008   poster

In July 2008 we held a summer session, open to high school students with an interest in learning and doing mathematics above and beyond regular curriculum. Here are some pictures from the summer session.

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When: July 8 - July 24, Monday - Thursday, 10am - 3pm.
Lunches will be provided.
Where: NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map).
Cost: $250 (need-based waivers are possible).
Instructors: David Hankin, Larry Zimmerman.

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In Spring 2008, we had one class, for students in grades 9-11.