York-Fields Math Circle

Welcome to York University's Math Circle Website!

The York-Fields Math Circle is an outreach and enrichment program that brings together mathematicians and high school students from across the GTA with a keen interest in mathematics.

The aim of the York-Fields Math Circle is to provide opportunities for highly motivated and interested students to work beyond the curriculum expectations and discover the beauty and captivation of mathematics.

Students will engage in an exploration of advanced mathematics topics such as number theory, real analysis, cryptography, graph theory, geometry, trigonometry, sequences and series, vectors and linear algebra, probability, advanced counting techniques, and problem-solving strategies, questions from previous ARML (American Regions Mathematics League), etc.

The meetings will take place via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During these meetings, students will benefit from experiencing rich mathematics topics, various problem-solving techniques, and creative mathematical ideas. This will provide students with a provocative context of learning, enhance and stimulate student curiosity, increase their understanding and performance in mathematics. 

Moreover, these sessions will assist students in developing problem-solving skills in a group setting, provide opportunities for them to gain insights into techniques that engage talented students to collaborate, learn and apply different mathematical algorithms and models in order to solve challenging problems and prove math theory and content.

The Math Circle season will culminate with a bus trip to the 2021 American Regions Mathematics League competition in Pennsylvania, USA (if COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

The York-Field Math Circle is headed by Dr. Varvara Nika and a team of high school teachers that have extensive experience in mathematics education and preparations for competitions. They are assisted by graduate students from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University.

Students who are interested in participating in this program can register by filling out the Google form at this link: https://forms.gle/naPoLcU3rKMraLFm8, or email either Dr. Varvara Nika at vnika@yorku.ca or Robert Jordan at jordanrma@gmail.com.

Please also read our poster: 2020-2021-York-Math Circles Poster