Welcome to the York-Fields Math Circle

Since September 2015, the Faculty of Science at York University together with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences started a very exciting math program for high school students, the York-Fields Math Circle, which will continue this academic school year.

The York-Fields Math Circle will meet every Saturday from 10:00 a.m– 12:00 pm on October 21st, 2023, at 10:00 a.m, in person or via Zoom.

The York-Fields Math Circle program helps stimulate student curiosity and activity, encourages them to investigate alternative solutions to problems, provides opportunities for students to explore non-routine problems, which are not usually encountered in the regular mathematics curriculum, and promotes teamwork and enthusiasm.

This Math Circle is targeted at strong students with a keen interest in mathematics. The weekly sessions will focus on developing problem-solving skills in a group setting and should be useful to students hoping to do well in mathematics competitions.

The Math Circle season will culminate with a bus trip to the 2024 American Regions Mathematics League competition (ARML) in Pennsylvania, USA.

Each session will include a lecture on a math topic followed by some games and problems related to the lecture. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to work beyond the curriculum expectations and discover the beauty and captivation of mathematics, through the exploration of advanced mathematics topics.

The Math Circle will be headed by the York Math Circle Committee. Each session will be led by our team of Professors, Instructors, and Graduate students from the York University Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and mathematics high school teachers with extensive experience in mathematics education and preparation for competitions.

We welcome students from all across the GTA from grades 9-12.  Students who are interested in participating in this program can register by filling out the Google form by clicking here. email either Dr. Varvara Nika at vnika@yorku.ca, Robert Jordan at jordanrma@gmail.com, or Dr. Elena Georgescu at georgee@yorku.ca.

Please also read our poster: 2023-2024-York-Math Circle Poster