https://wiki.math.wisc.edu/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Andrews&feedformat=atomUW-Math Wiki - User contributions [en]2022-11-27T07:39:29ZUser contributionsMediaWiki 1.35.6https://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=23859Madison Math Circle2022-10-12T21:28:35Z<p>Andrews: /* Fall Enhancement Workshop */</p>
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<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We will moving back to in-person talks for the remainder of the semester. <br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
Our in person talks will be at, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year, and the link for our virtual talks will be available through our mailing list and on the schedule below. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/5QRTkHngWf43nmCC9 '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
==Fall Enhancement Workshop==<br />
<br />
Our aim is to offer an opportunity for students to not only explore various fields of math through our weekly talks, but also give them the opportunity to hone the various skills involved in higher mathematics. To this end, we are continuing our semesterly series of workshops aimed at developing these skills for middle school students. The workshop, titled the Math Circle Fall Enhancement Workshop (FEP) will be held in Nov. and Dec., on every Monday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm from Nov 7th to Dec 5th at the UW-Madison campus. Please see our schedule below for details. <br />
<br />
The topics for this workshop will cover an introduction to constructing mathematical arguments and proofs, understanding how to generalise simple mathematical ideas, and learn how to discover math for one's self. We will build these skills through collaborative problem solving sessions while learning about graph theory, game theory, and other cool areas of mathematics. <br />
<br />
The 2022 FEP is being organised by the Math Circle team in collaboration with Dr. Peter Juhasz, an instructor at the Budapest Semester in Math Education, a world renowned program in training talented students in math education from across the globe. Peter will be the main speaker and facilitator for the spring and has extensive experience teaching mathematics to secondary students and is the chief organizer of various mathematics camps in Hungary. He also directs the Joy of Thinking Foundation, whose aim is to promote mathematics education of gifted students in Hungary.<br />
<br />
We want to invite any middle school students curious about math to join! If you are interested, please register using the form below. As always, this workshop is free and only requires your curiosity and participation!<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/zZ8iMWeV9WkBxEuf6 '''Math Circle FEP Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organiser to help run the Circle.<br />
<br />
<br />
We hope to see you there! <br />
<br />
<center><br />
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{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="4" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | SEP Schedule<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Location and Room<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 7th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 14th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 21st || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 28th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Dec 5th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<center></center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
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File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
</gallery><br />
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<gallery widths="500" heights="250" mode="packed"><br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2021-2022 2021 - 2022 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=23858Madison Math Circle2022-10-12T20:58:48Z<p>Andrews: Fall 2022 updates</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We will moving back to in-person talks for the remainder of the semester. <br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
Our in person talks will be at, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year, and the link for our virtual talks will be available through our mailing list and on the schedule below. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/5QRTkHngWf43nmCC9 '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
==Fall Enhancement Workshop==<br />
<br />
Our aim is to offer an opportunity for students to not only explore various fields of math through our weekly talks, but also give them the opportunity to hone the various skills involved in higher mathematics. To this end, we are continuing our semesterly series of workshops aimed at developing these skills for middle school students. The workshop, titled the Math Circle Fall Enhancement Workshop (FEP) will be held in Nov. and Dec., on every Monday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm from Nov 7th to Dec 5th at the UW-Madison campus. Please see our schedule below for details. <br />
<br />
The topics for this workshop will cover an introduction to constructing mathematical arguments and proofs, understanding how to generalise simple mathematical ideas, and learn how to discover math for one's self. We will build these skills through collaborative problem solving sessions while learning about graph theory, game theory, and other cool areas of mathematics. <br />
<br />
The 2022 FEP is being organised by the Math Circle team in collaboration with Dr. Peter Juhasz, an instructor at the Budapest Semester in Math Education, a world renowned program in training talented students in math education from across the globe. Peter will be the main speaker and facilitator for the spring and has extensive experience teaching mathematics to secondary students and is the chief organizer of various mathematics camps in Hungary. He also directs the Joy of Thinking Foundation, whose aim is to promote mathematics education of gifted students in Hungary.<br />
<br />
We want to invite any middle school students curious about math to join! If you are interested, please register using the form below. As always, this workshop is free and only requires your curiosity and participation!<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/ZwcTcMrAAc6UfjnP9 '''Math Circle SEP Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organiser to help run the Circle.<br />
<br />
<br />
We hope to see you there! <br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="4" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | SEP Schedule<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Location and Room<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 7th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 14th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 21st || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Nov 28th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
|-<br />
| Dec 5th || 3255 Helen C White Library<br />
<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<center></center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths="500" heights="300" mode="packed"><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<gallery widths="500" heights="250" mode="packed"><br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2021-2022 2021 - 2022 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2021-2022&diff=23857Madison Math Circle Abstracts 2021-20222022-10-12T20:54:13Z<p>Andrews: </p>
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<div>==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
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<center><br />
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! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 7th || Aleksandra Cecylia Sobieska || <strong>Mathematical Auction</strong><br />
We will play a game called “Mathematical Auction,” where teams have the opportunity to solve and steal problems for points by presenting solutions that build on one another.<br />
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|-<br />
| February 14th || Jake Fiedler || <strong>Fractals in Math and Nature</strong><br />
<br />
If you've ever had to clean up branches after a storm, you may notice that the branches look surprisingly like the whole tree they fell from, just at a smaller scale. Similarly, lightning bolts during that storm probably had numerous "arms", each appearing similar to the entire bolt. In this talk, we'll investigate this behavior more closely through objects called fractals. We'll see how fractals are made, where they appear in the real world, and then you'll get a chance to build your own. <br />
|-<br />
| February 21st || Mikhail Ivanov || <strong>Elevator with just 2 buttons.</strong><br />
There are two buttons inside an elevator in a building with twenty floors. The elevator goes 7 floors up when the first button is pressed, and 9 floors down when the second one is pressed (a button will not function if there are not enough floors to go up or down).<br />
<br />
Can we use such elevator? We'll play with this elevator found math behind it.<br />
|-<br />
| February 28th || Michael Jesurum || <strong>Bubbling Cauldrons</strong><br />
Place our numbers into the cauldrons in ascending order – you can choose which cauldron each one goes in. However, if two numbers in one cauldron add up to a third number in that same cauldron, they bubble up and cause an explosion! This means that all the numbers leave the cauldrons, and you must start all over again. Our goal is to find the largest number we can place in our cauldrons without them exploding… do you think you’re up for this daunting task?<br />
|-<br />
| March 7th || Erika Pirnes || <strong>Reconstructing Graphs</strong><br />
A graph is a "picture" with dots (called vertices) and lines (called edges). From a graph, we can extract information called the deck. In this talk, we will explore the connection between a graph and its deck, and how we can move from one to the other. We will do a lot of examples! There is a famous conjecture (unproven result) that stays that a graph can always be reconstructed (recovered) from its deck. This is called the reconstruction conjecture. (There are some small restrictions on what the graph can be)<br />
|-<br />
| March 14th || SPRING BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
NA<br />
|-<br />
| March 21st || Ian Seong || <strong>Center of a triangle? But which center?</strong><br />
It is easy to locate the center of a circle, or regular polygons. How do we define the center for an arbitrary triangle?<br />
<br />
In fact, for each triangle, there are many points that can be entitled the "center". We will investigate a few of them (classic examples are circumcenter and incenter) and learn how they are constructed.<br />
|-<br />
| March 28th || Caitlin Davis || <strong>Math and voting: Can math help us make decisions more fairly?</strong><br />
We are often faced with decisions we must make as a group. For example, a city might need to decide on a new mayor, or you and your friends might need to decide on a movie to watch or a type of pizza to share. We often use voting to try to make a fair choice. The voting method which you’re probably used to is called “plurality,” but it turns out there are many other possible voting methods. Could one of them be more fair than plurality? We’ll talk about how math can be used to study questions like this.<br />
|-<br />
| April 4th || BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
|-<br />
| April 11th || Aleksander Skenderi || <strong>Happy Numbers</strong><br />
In many areas of mathematics, we look for patterns to describe or model a particular problem. However, sometimes these patterns occur in some late stage of some process, and sometimes not at all! For instance, if a particle of gas is moving around in a container, it may be that, after some time, the gas particle follows an easily described trajectory. It may also be, depending on the initial trajectory, that the gas particle moves totally randomly. In this talk, we'll describe a class of numbers called "happy numbers," and explore some of their properties and patterns.<br />
|-<br />
| April 18th || John Cobb || <strong>Chip-Firing Games on Graphs</strong><br />
We will play a game called the dollar game, where we will try to clear out debt among a group of people in a funny way. Then, we’ll investigate ways to see when this is possible and how to do it, leading to some unexpected conclusions and a look into a very active area of math called tropical geometry.<br />
|-<br />
| April 25th || Chengxi Wu || <strong>Non integer bases and Paths on colored graphs</strong><br />
We can count in base 10 (decimals) or base 2 (binary), but how about counting in base 5/3, or the golden ratio? We will investigate that via the question of finding possible paths on a graph with colored vertices, and also look at some of the interesting self similar patterns we can get from it!<br />
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|}<br />
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<br />
==Spring Enhancement Workshop==<br />
<br />
Our aim is to offer an opportunity for students to not only explore various fields of math through our weekly talks, but also give them the opportunity to hone the various skills involved in higher mathematics. To this end, starting this spring, we are beginning a first in a semesterly series of workshops aimed at developing these skills for middle school students. The workshop, titled the Math Circle Spring Enhancement Workshop (SEP) will be held in May, on every Monday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm from May 2nd to May 30th at the UW-Madison campus. Please see our schedule below for details. <br />
<br />
The topics for this workshop will cover an introduction to constructing mathematical arguments and proofs, understanding how to generalise simple mathematical ideas, and learn how to discover math for one's self. We will build these skills through collaborative problem solving sessions while learning about graph theory, game theory, and other cool areas of mathematics. <br />
<br />
The 2022 SEP is being organised by the Math Circle team in collaboration with Dr. Peter Juhasz, an instructor at the Budapest Semester in Math Education, a world renowned program in training talented students in math education from across the globe. Peter will be the main speaker and facilitator for the spring and has extensive experience teaching mathematics to secondary students and is the chief organizer of various mathematics camps in Hungary. He also directs the Joy of Thinking Foundation, whose aim is to promote mathematics education of gifted students in Hungary.<br />
<br />
We want to invite any middle school students curious about math to join! If you are interested, please register using the form below. As always, this workshop is free and only requires your curiosity and participation!<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/ZwcTcMrAAc6UfjnP9 '''Math Circle SEP Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organiser to help run the Circle.<br />
<br />
<br />
We hope to see you there! <br />
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| May 2nd || 3255 Helen C White Library <br />
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| May 9th || 3255 Helen C White Library <br />
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| May 16th || B107 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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| May 23rd || B115 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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| May 30th || B115 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
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We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
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| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
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| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
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| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
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| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
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| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 7th || Aleksandra Cecylia Sobieska || <strong>Mathematical Auction</strong><br />
We will play a game called “Mathematical Auction,” where teams have the opportunity to solve and steal problems for points by presenting solutions that build on one another.<br />
<br />
|-<br />
| February 14th || Jake Fiedler || <strong>Fractals in Math and Nature</strong><br />
<br />
If you've ever had to clean up branches after a storm, you may notice that the branches look surprisingly like the whole tree they fell from, just at a smaller scale. Similarly, lightning bolts during that storm probably had numerous "arms", each appearing similar to the entire bolt. In this talk, we'll investigate this behavior more closely through objects called fractals. We'll see how fractals are made, where they appear in the real world, and then you'll get a chance to build your own. <br />
|-<br />
| February 21st || Mikhail Ivanov || <strong>Elevator with just 2 buttons.</strong><br />
There are two buttons inside an elevator in a building with twenty floors. The elevator goes 7 floors up when the first button is pressed, and 9 floors down when the second one is pressed (a button will not function if there are not enough floors to go up or down).<br />
<br />
Can we use such elevator? We'll play with this elevator found math behind it.<br />
|-<br />
| February 28th || Michael Jesurum || <strong>Bubbling Cauldrons</strong><br />
Place our numbers into the cauldrons in ascending order – you can choose which cauldron each one goes in. However, if two numbers in one cauldron add up to a third number in that same cauldron, they bubble up and cause an explosion! This means that all the numbers leave the cauldrons, and you must start all over again. Our goal is to find the largest number we can place in our cauldrons without them exploding… do you think you’re up for this daunting task?<br />
|-<br />
| March 7th || Erika Pirnes || <strong>Reconstructing Graphs</strong><br />
A graph is a "picture" with dots (called vertices) and lines (called edges). From a graph, we can extract information called the deck. In this talk, we will explore the connection between a graph and its deck, and how we can move from one to the other. We will do a lot of examples! There is a famous conjecture (unproven result) that stays that a graph can always be reconstructed (recovered) from its deck. This is called the reconstruction conjecture. (There are some small restrictions on what the graph can be)<br />
|-<br />
| March 14th || SPRING BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
NA<br />
|-<br />
| March 21st || Ian Seong || <strong>Center of a triangle? But which center?</strong><br />
It is easy to locate the center of a circle, or regular polygons. How do we define the center for an arbitrary triangle?<br />
<br />
In fact, for each triangle, there are many points that can be entitled the "center". We will investigate a few of them (classic examples are circumcenter and incenter) and learn how they are constructed.<br />
|-<br />
| March 28th || Caitlin Davis || <strong>Math and voting: Can math help us make decisions more fairly?</strong><br />
We are often faced with decisions we must make as a group. For example, a city might need to decide on a new mayor, or you and your friends might need to decide on a movie to watch or a type of pizza to share. We often use voting to try to make a fair choice. The voting method which you’re probably used to is called “plurality,” but it turns out there are many other possible voting methods. Could one of them be more fair than plurality? We’ll talk about how math can be used to study questions like this.<br />
|-<br />
| April 4th || BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
|-<br />
| April 11th || Aleksander Skenderi || <strong>Happy Numbers</strong><br />
In many areas of mathematics, we look for patterns to describe or model a particular problem. However, sometimes these patterns occur in some late stage of some process, and sometimes not at all! For instance, if a particle of gas is moving around in a container, it may be that, after some time, the gas particle follows an easily described trajectory. It may also be, depending on the initial trajectory, that the gas particle moves totally randomly. In this talk, we'll describe a class of numbers called "happy numbers," and explore some of their properties and patterns.<br />
|-<br />
| April 18th || John Cobb || <strong>Chip-Firing Games on Graphs</strong><br />
We will play a game called the dollar game, where we will try to clear out debt among a group of people in a funny way. Then, we’ll investigate ways to see when this is possible and how to do it, leading to some unexpected conclusions and a look into a very active area of math called tropical geometry.<br />
|-<br />
| April 25th || Chengxi Wu || <strong>Non integer bases and Paths on colored graphs</strong><br />
We can count in base 10 (decimals) or base 2 (binary), but how about counting in base 5/3, or the golden ratio? We will investigate that via the question of finding possible paths on a graph with colored vertices, and also look at some of the interesting self similar patterns we can get from it!<br />
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|}<br />
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For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We will moving back to in-person talks for the remainder of the semester. <br />
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As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
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=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
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The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
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After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
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'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
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=All right, I want to come!=<br />
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Our in person talks will be at, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year, and the link for our virtual talks will be available through our mailing list and on the schedule below. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
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[https://forms.gle/5QRTkHngWf43nmCC9 '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
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All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
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If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
==Spring Enhancement Workshop==<br />
<br />
Our aim is to offer an opportunity for students to not only explore various fields of math through our weekly talks, but also give them the opportunity to hone the various skills involved in higher mathematics. To this end, starting this spring, we are beginning a first in a semesterly series of workshops aimed at developing these skills for middle school students. The workshop, titled the Math Circle Spring Enhancement Workshop (SEP) will be held in May, on every Monday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm from May 2nd to May 30th at the UW-Madison campus. Please see our schedule below for details. <br />
<br />
The topics for this workshop will cover an introduction to constructing mathematical arguments and proofs, understanding how to generalise simple mathematical ideas, and learn how to discover math for one's self. We will build these skills through collaborative problem solving sessions while learning about graph theory, game theory, and other cool areas of mathematics. <br />
<br />
The 2022 SEP is being organised by the Math Circle team in collaboration with Dr. Peter Juhasz, an instructor at the Budapest Semester in Math Education, a world renowned program in training talented students in math education from across the globe. Peter will be the main speaker and facilitator for the spring and has extensive experience teaching mathematics to secondary students and is the chief organizer of various mathematics camps in Hungary. He also directs the Joy of Thinking Foundation, whose aim is to promote mathematics education of gifted students in Hungary.<br />
<br />
We want to invite any middle school students curious about math to join! If you are interested, please register using the form below. As always, this workshop is free and only requires your curiosity and participation!<br />
<br />
[https://forms.gle/ZwcTcMrAAc6UfjnP9 '''Math Circle SEP Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organiser to help run the Circle.<br />
<br />
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We hope to see you there! <br />
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! Date !! Location and Room<br />
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| May 2nd || 3255 Helen C White Library <br />
|-<br />
| May 9th || 3255 Helen C White Library <br />
|-<br />
| May 16th || B107 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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| May 23rd || B115 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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| May 30th || B115 Van Vleck Hall<br />
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|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 7th || Aleksandra Cecylia Sobieska || <strong>Mathematical Auction</strong><br />
We will play a game called “Mathematical Auction,” where teams have the opportunity to solve and steal problems for points by presenting solutions that build on one another.<br />
<br />
|-<br />
| February 14th || Jake Fiedler || <strong>Fractals in Math and Nature</strong><br />
<br />
If you've ever had to clean up branches after a storm, you may notice that the branches look surprisingly like the whole tree they fell from, just at a smaller scale. Similarly, lightning bolts during that storm probably had numerous "arms", each appearing similar to the entire bolt. In this talk, we'll investigate this behavior more closely through objects called fractals. We'll see how fractals are made, where they appear in the real world, and then you'll get a chance to build your own. <br />
|-<br />
| February 21st || Mikhail Ivanov || <strong>Elevator with just 2 buttons.</strong><br />
There are two buttons inside an elevator in a building with twenty floors. The elevator goes 7 floors up when the first button is pressed, and 9 floors down when the second one is pressed (a button will not function if there are not enough floors to go up or down).<br />
<br />
Can we use such elevator? We'll play with this elevator found math behind it.<br />
|-<br />
| February 28th || Michael Jesurum || <strong>Bubbling Cauldrons</strong><br />
Place our numbers into the cauldrons in ascending order – you can choose which cauldron each one goes in. However, if two numbers in one cauldron add up to a third number in that same cauldron, they bubble up and cause an explosion! This means that all the numbers leave the cauldrons, and you must start all over again. Our goal is to find the largest number we can place in our cauldrons without them exploding… do you think you’re up for this daunting task?<br />
|-<br />
| March 7th || Erika Pirnes || <strong>Reconstructing Graphs</strong><br />
A graph is a "picture" with dots (called vertices) and lines (called edges). From a graph, we can extract information called the deck. In this talk, we will explore the connection between a graph and its deck, and how we can move from one to the other. We will do a lot of examples! There is a famous conjecture (unproven result) that stays that a graph can always be reconstructed (recovered) from its deck. This is called the reconstruction conjecture. (There are some small restrictions on what the graph can be)<br />
|-<br />
| March 14th || SPRING BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
NA<br />
|-<br />
| March 21st || Ian Seong || <strong>Center of a triangle? But which center?</strong><br />
It is easy to locate the center of a circle, or regular polygons. How do we define the center for an arbitrary triangle?<br />
<br />
In fact, for each triangle, there are many points that can be entitled the "center". We will investigate a few of them (classic examples are circumcenter and incenter) and learn how they are constructed.<br />
|-<br />
| March 28th || Caitlin Davis || <strong>Math and voting: Can math help us make decisions more fairly?</strong><br />
We are often faced with decisions we must make as a group. For example, a city might need to decide on a new mayor, or you and your friends might need to decide on a movie to watch or a type of pizza to share. We often use voting to try to make a fair choice. The voting method which you’re probably used to is called “plurality,” but it turns out there are many other possible voting methods. Could one of them be more fair than plurality? We’ll talk about how math can be used to study questions like this.<br />
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| April 4th || BREAK || <strong>NA</strong><br />
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| April 11th || Aleksander Skenderi || <strong>Happy Numbers</strong><br />
In many areas of mathematics, we look for patterns to describe or model a particular problem. However, sometimes these patterns occur in some late stage of some process, and sometimes not at all! For instance, if a particle of gas is moving around in a container, it may be that, after some time, the gas particle follows an easily described trajectory. It may also be, depending on the initial trajectory, that the gas particle moves totally randomly. In this talk, we'll describe a class of numbers called "happy numbers," and explore some of their properties and patterns.<br />
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| April 18th || John Cobb || <strong>Chip-Firing Games on Graphs</strong><br />
We will play a game called the dollar game, where we will try to clear out debt among a group of people in a funny way. Then, we’ll investigate ways to see when this is possible and how to do it, leading to some unexpected conclusions and a look into a very active area of math called tropical geometry.<br />
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| April 25th || Chengxi Wu || <strong>Non integer bases and Paths on colored graphs</strong><br />
We can count in base 10 (decimals) or base 2 (binary), but how about counting in base 5/3, or the golden ratio? We will investigate that via the question of finding possible paths on a graph with colored vertices, and also look at some of the interesting self similar patterns we can get from it!<br />
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==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
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| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
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We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
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| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
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| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
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| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
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| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
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| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
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| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
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| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
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| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
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| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
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==Directions and parking==<br />
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Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
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'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
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*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
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==Email list==<br />
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==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
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<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
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File: Colin.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
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and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis] and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
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==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
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[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
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There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
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Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
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Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
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==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
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=Useful Resources=<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
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== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2021-2022 2021 - 2022 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
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==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
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[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
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[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
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[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021&diff=23598Madison Math Circle Abstracts 2020-20212022-09-09T06:13:47Z<p>Andrews: /* Newsletters for Spring 2021 */</p>
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<div>One of the innumerable tragic consequences of the pandemic was that we had no math circle talks during Fall 2020.<br />
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| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
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Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
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| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
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We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
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| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || Flipping Pancakes<br />
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A waiter delivering pancakes must sort disorganized stacks of pancakes before delivering them to guests, but can only use a spatula to do so. How many flips are necessary? Can we come up with a method that will get him a perfect stack of pancakes every time?<br />
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| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || We'll give a gentle introduction to the concept of an infinite series of numbers, with a focus on geometric series. As an application, we'll discuss how to find the area of a fractal---the Koch snowflake.<br />
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==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
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* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#022221 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#030821 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_CircleSEP&diff=23088Madison Math CircleSEP2022-04-06T20:24:12Z<p>Andrews: Redirected page to Spring Enrichment Program 2022</p>
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<div>#REDIRECT [[Spring_Enrichment_Program_2022]]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_CircleSEP&diff=23087Madison Math CircleSEP2022-04-06T20:21:13Z<p>Andrews: Created page with "SEP Program"</p>
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<div>SEP Program</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Spring_Enrichment_Program_2022&diff=23086Madison Math Circle Spring Enrichment Program 20222022-04-06T20:17:30Z<p>Andrews: The 2022 Math Circle Spring Enrichment Program</p>
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<div>SLDKJF</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Spring_Enrichment_2022&diff=23085Madison Math Circle Spring Enrichment 20222022-04-06T20:16:42Z<p>Andrews: The 2022 Math Circle Spring Enrichment Program</p>
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<div>SPRING ENRICHMENT PROGRAM PAGE....</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=22405Madison Math Circle2022-01-07T02:50:12Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2022 */</p>
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For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
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As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
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=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
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The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
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[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
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After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
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'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
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=All right, I want to come!=<br />
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We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
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All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
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If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
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==Meetings for Spring 2022==<br />
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| January 31th || In person || TBA || <strong>TBA</strong><br />
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| February 7th || On Zoom || TBA || <strong>TBA</strong><br />
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==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
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! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
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! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
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| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
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We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
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| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
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| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
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| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
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| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
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| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
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| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
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| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
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| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
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| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
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==Directions and parking==<br />
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Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
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[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
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'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
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==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
File: Karan.jpeg|[https://karans.netlify.app/ Karan Srivastava]<br />
File: Colin.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File: Allison.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/allisonbyars/ Allison Byars]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis], [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson], and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=22404Madison Math Circle2022-01-07T02:49:13Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2022 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2022==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="4" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Modality !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || In person || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
File: Karan.jpeg|[https://karans.netlify.app/ Karan Srivastava]<br />
File: Colin.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File: Allison.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/allisonbyars/ Allison Byars]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis], [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson], and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=22403Madison Math Circle2022-01-07T02:48:54Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2022==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Modality !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || In person || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || <strong> The fastest way to travel between two points </strong><br />
Given two points, we know the shortest distance between the points is a straight line. But is that always true? We will talk about how to build the best track for a toy car to travel between two points. We’ll start by trying a few different options together and having a race. We’ll then talk about how two brothers thought about how to solve this problem using interesting examples from physics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || Yandi Wu || <strong> Do you wanna build a donut? </strong><br />
Topology is a field of math that deals with studying spaces. This math circle talk is an introduction to a concept in topology called “cut-and-paste” topology, which is named that way because we will build spaces out of cutting and gluing pieces of paper.<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || <strong> Words, Words, Words </strong> <br />
We'll play a game where you have to guess a secret word that I choose. We'll figure out how to use logic to improve our guesses. Then, we'll explore some questions like: is there a best way to guess? or, what happens when I change the rules slightly?<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || Allison Byars || <strong> Sheep and Wolves </strong><br />
In this math circle talk, we'll look at placing sheep and wolves on a grid so that none of the sheep get eaten. We'll find different arrangements and try to figure out the maximum number which can be placed on a board of given size and generalize it for an arbitrary board. We will also discuss how this relates to a field of mathematics called combinatorics.<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || <strong>Proofs in Three Bits or Less</strong><br />
How many questions does it take to beat someone at Guess Who? How long should it take for you to figure out how to get to this math talk from your house? How many questions do you have to ask your classmate before you know they're telling the truth to you? Let's eat some pizza, and talk about how mathematicians might reason about these problems.<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || Qin Li || <strong> How do we describe the world? </strong><br />
The physical world consists of everything from small systems of a few atoms to large systems of billions of billions of molecules. Mathematicians use different languages and equations to describe large and small systems. Question is: How does mother nature use different languages for different systems and scales? Let us see what these languages look like, talk about their connections and differences, and see how they are reflected in our day-to-day life.<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || <strong> River Crossings </strong><br />
Here's a classic puzzle: A farmer needs to move a wolf, a sheep, and a box of cabbages across a river. He has a boat that can fit only one object other than himself. However, when left alone, the wolf will eat the sheep, and the sheep will eat the cabbages. How can the farmer move the wolf, the sheep, and the box of cabbages across the river without anything being eaten? I will discuss this problem by connecting it to graph theory, then give a generalization.<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || <strong> How big is a cartographer’s crayon box? </strong><br />
Have a look at a world map. If you are looking at one with borders and colors, notice that no border has the same color on both sides. That is, no neighboring countries are colored the same. So how many different colors are needed to make this possible? Does the answer change for a map of the U.S., when we try to color its fifty states? What about a map of Wisconsin with its 72 counties? We will explore these questions---and uncover some very deep mathematics---by doing the simplest and most soothing activity: coloring.<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || <strong>Lagrange's Four Square Sum Theorem</strong><br />
How many perfect squares are needed to represent each nonnegative integer n as a sum of perfect squares? This talk will answer that precise question -- students will get to the bottom of this. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
File: Karan.jpeg|[https://karans.netlify.app/ Karan Srivastava]<br />
File: Colin.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File: Allison.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/allisonbyars/ Allison Byars]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis], [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson], and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21560Madison Math Circle2021-09-13T21:55:11Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || Daniel Erman || <strong>Number Games</strong><br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || Yandi Wu || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || Allison Byars || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || Qin Li || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
[https://karans.netlify.app/ Karan Srivastava], [https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley], [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis], [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson], [https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/allisonbyars/ Allison Byars], and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21559Madison Math Circle2021-09-13T21:54:42Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || Daniel Erman || Number Games<br />
<br />
We’ll play some math-based games and then try to understand some of the patterns we observe.<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || Evan Sorensen || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || Yandi Wu || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || Ivan Aidun || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || Allison Byars || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || Jacob C Denson || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || Qin Li || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || John Yin || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || Erik Bates || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || Robert Walker || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
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<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
[https://karans.netlify.app/ Karan Srivastava], [https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley], [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Caitlin Davis], [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson], [https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/allisonbyars/ Allison Byars], and [https://math.wisc.edu/graduate-students/ Ivan Aidun].<br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21343Madison Math Circle2021-08-27T18:51:45Z<p>Andrews: /* All right, I want to come! */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. New students are welcome at any point! There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21342Madison Math Circle2021-08-27T18:51:14Z<p>Andrews: /* COVID-19 Update */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
As is the university's policy, all participants must wear masks. We will make every effort to maintain social distancing where possible.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21341Madison Math Circle2021-08-27T18:50:30Z<p>Andrews: /* COVID-19 Update */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
We are back to in person talks during the Fall 2021 semester.<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21340Madison Math Circle2021-08-26T04:54:25Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21339Madison Math Circle2021-08-26T04:51:22Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21335Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:43:48Z<p>Andrews: /* Directions and parking */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21334Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:38:17Z<p>Andrews: /* Archived Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Archived_Math_Circle_Material The way-back archives]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21333Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:34:37Z<p>Andrews: /* Archived Abstracts */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021 2020 - 2021 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=File:Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf&diff=21332File:Math Circle Flyer 2021.pdf2021-08-25T09:33:52Z<p>Andrews: </p>
<hr />
<div></div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21331Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:31:49Z<p>Andrews: /* Help us grow! */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2021.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21330Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:24:53Z<p>Andrews: /* Newsletters for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021&diff=21329Madison Math Circle Abstracts 2020-20212021-08-25T09:24:28Z<p>Andrews: </p>
<hr />
<div>One of the innumerable tragic consequences of the pandemic was that we had no math circle talks during Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
<br />
We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || Flipping Pancakes<br />
<br />
A waiter delivering pancakes must sort disorganized stacks of pancakes before delivering them to guests, but can only use a spatula to do so. How many flips are necessary? Can we come up with a method that will get him a perfect stack of pancakes every time?<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || We'll give a gentle introduction to the concept of an infinite series of numbers, with a focus on geometric series. As an application, we'll discuss how to find the area of a fractal---the Koch snowflake.<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/030821.html 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21328Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:23:51Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 20th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| September 27th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 4th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 11th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 18th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| October 25th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 1st || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 8th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 15th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 22nd || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| November 29th || NO TALK || THANKSGIVING BREAK<br />
|-<br />
| December 6th || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| December 13th || TBA || TBA<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/030821.html 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21327Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:18:45Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| Date || Speaker || Title<br />
<br />
Abstract<br />
|-<br />
| Date || Speaker || Title<br />
<br />
Abstract<br />
|-<br />
| Date || Speaker || Title<br />
<br />
Abstract<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/030821.html 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21326Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:18:16Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Fall 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| Date || Speaker || Title<br />
<br />
Abstract<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/030821.html 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=21325Madison Math Circle2021-08-25T09:17:49Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Fall 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| Date || Speaker || Title<br />
<br />
Abstract<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
<br />
We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || Flipping Pancakes<br />
<br />
A waiter delivering pancakes must sort disorganized stacks of pancakes before delivering them to guests, but can only use a spatula to do so. How many flips are necessary? Can we come up with a method that will get him a perfect stack of pancakes every time?<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || We'll give a gentle introduction to the concept of an infinite series of numbers, with a focus on geometric series. As an application, we'll discuss how to find the area of a fractal---the Koch snowflake.<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/030821.html 3/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#031521 3/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032221 3/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#032921 3/29/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041221 4/12/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#041921 4/19/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/newsletter/#042621 4/26/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021&diff=21324Madison Math Circle Abstracts 2020-20212021-08-25T09:16:48Z<p>Andrews: </p>
<hr />
<div>One of the innumerable tragic consequences of the pandemic was that we had no math circle talks during Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
<br />
We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || Flipping Pancakes<br />
<br />
A waiter delivering pancakes must sort disorganized stacks of pancakes before delivering them to guests, but can only use a spatula to do so. How many flips are necessary? Can we come up with a method that will get him a perfect stack of pancakes every time?<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || We'll give a gentle introduction to the concept of an infinite series of numbers, with a focus on geometric series. As an application, we'll discuss how to find the area of a fractal---the Koch snowflake.<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center></div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2020-2021&diff=21323Madison Math Circle Abstracts 2020-20212021-08-25T09:15:33Z<p>Andrews: Created page with " <center> {| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0" |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021 |- ! D..."</p>
<hr />
<div><br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
<br />
We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || Flipping Pancakes<br />
<br />
A waiter delivering pancakes must sort disorganized stacks of pancakes before delivering them to guests, but can only use a spatula to do so. How many flips are necessary? Can we come up with a method that will get him a perfect stack of pancakes every time?<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || We'll give a gentle introduction to the concept of an infinite series of numbers, with a focus on geometric series. As an application, we'll discuss how to find the area of a fractal---the Koch snowflake.<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center></div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20865Madison Math Circle2021-02-22T05:28:14Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || Fractals and Imaginary numbers<br />
<br />
We'll explore some famous mathematical pictures such as the Mandelbrot set and Julius sets, which are examples of what are called fractals. In a quest to understand where these astonishing pictures come from, we will dip our toes into the world of imaginary numbers. While they are vastly complicated and beautiful, these come from simple equations.<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20864Madison Math Circle2021-02-22T05:27:06Z<p>Andrews: /* Newsletters for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Colin Crowley || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters for Spring 2021==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/020821.html 2/08/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/021521.html 2/15/2021 Newsletter]<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/022221.html 2/22/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20630Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T05:34:45Z<p>Andrews: /* Newsletters */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/012521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20629Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:50:41Z<p>Andrews: /* Newsletters */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/12521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20628Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:50:25Z<p>Andrews: </p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math Circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Newsletters==<br />
This semester, we sent out the following Newsletters. These contain announcements, a math video of the week, and some challenge problems to think about.<br />
<br />
* [[http://math.wisc.edu/~andrews/mathcircle/12521.html 1/25/2021 Newsletter]]<br />
<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
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During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
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==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
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==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
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File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
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==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
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[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
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There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
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Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
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Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
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==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
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=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
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== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
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[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
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==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
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[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
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Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
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After a semester off, we are excited to wake from our slumber! Until we can go back to normal in-person meetings, the Madison Math Circle will operate in a reduced format during the semester.<br />
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We will have a monthly Zoom talk on the first Monday of every month (February through May). It's a lot less than before, but do not fret! On weeks without a talk, we will send out a lovely math-filled newsletter — just like this one! Each newsletter will have a riddle or two for you to grapple with and a fun math video to watch.<br />
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For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
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We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
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Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
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=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
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The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
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After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
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'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
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=All right, I want to come!=<br />
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We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
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All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
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If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
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==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
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All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
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| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
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| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
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*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
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During Spring 2021, all meetings will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
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==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
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==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
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File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
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File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
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==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
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[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
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Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
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Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
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=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
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== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
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[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
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==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
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[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
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[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20624Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:42:10Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
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For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20623Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:41:55Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || Pick's theorem<br />
<br />
Pick's theorem relates the area of a polygon whose vertices lie on points of an evenly spaced grid to the number of grid points inside it. We'll do a sequence of examples to discover this theorem, outline a proof, and consider 3-dimensional analogues.<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20622Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:40:21Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
<br />
[https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411 Zoom Link]<br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20621Madison Math Circle2021-01-24T04:39:16Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We usually have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b> However, in Spring 2021, we will be meeting virtually on the first Monday of each month at 5pm. See the schedule and link below. New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
All meetings this semester will be held on Zoom at the following link:<br />
<br />
<a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97810093411">Zoom Link</a><br />
<br />
with the login password: 030731<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || Connor Simpson || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 at 5-6pm || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 at 5-6pm || Aleksandra (Ola) Sobieska || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 at 5-6pm || Trevor Leslie || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
<!--File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim --><br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20472Madison Math Circle2021-01-07T07:11:56Z<p>Andrews: /* Directions and parking */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
<!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--><br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20471Madison Math Circle2021-01-07T07:11:41Z<p>Andrews: /* Directions and parking */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
&lt;!-- <br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
--&gt;<br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20470Madison Math Circle2021-01-07T07:10:51Z<p>Andrews: /* Directions and parking */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
{HTMLcomment:hidden}<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
{HTMLcomment}<br />
<br />
During Spring 2021, the meetings will be held on Zoom at the link: ...<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20469Madison Math Circle2021-01-07T07:09:00Z<p>Andrews: /* Meetings for Spring 2021 */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Spring 2021<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| February 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| March 1, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| April 5, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
| May 3, 2021 || TBA || TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20468Madison Math Circle2021-01-07T07:07:38Z<p>Andrews: /* All right, I want to come! */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Meetings for Spring 2021==<br />
<br />
<br />
<center><br />
<br />
{| style="color:black; font-size:120%" border="1" cellpadding="14" cellspacing="0"<br />
|-<br />
! colspan="3" style="background: #e8b2b2;" align="center" | Fall 2019<br />
|-<br />
! Date !! Speaker !! Topic<br />
|-<br />
| September 23, 2019 || Soumya Sankar || Why don't map makers like high heels?<br />
|-<br />
| September 30, 2019 || Erika Pirnes || Why do ice hockey players fall in love with mathematicians?<br />
|-<br />
| October 7, 2019 || Uri Andrews || Self-reference, proofs, and computer programming<br />
|-<br />
| October 14, 2019 || James Hanson || When is a puzzle impossible?<br />
|-<br />
| October 21, 2019 || Owen Goff || Symbolic Logic and How It's Really Just Arithmetic<br />
|-<br />
| October 28, 2019 || Ian Seong || Counting, but Not Like Kindergarteners<br />
|-<br />
| November 4, 2019 || Omer Mermelstein || Ciphers: To Gibberish and Back Again<br />
|-<br />
| November 11, 2019 || Colin Crowley || Many Pennies<br />
|-<br />
| November 18, 2019 || Daniel Corey || The K<span>&#246;</span>nigsberg Bridge Problem<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
</center><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
<br />
==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
<br />
==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
<center><br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=300px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:de.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~derman/ Prof. Daniel Erman]--><br />
<!--File:Betsy.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~stovall/ Prof. Betsy Stovall]--><br />
File:Uri.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~andrews/ Prof. Uri Andrews]<br />
File: Omer.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~omer/ Dr. Omer Mermelstein]<br />
</gallery><br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<gallery widths=500px heights=250px mode="packed"><br />
<!--File:juliettebruce.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~juliettebruce/ Juliette Bruce]--><br />
File:caitlynbooms.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/cbooms Caitlyn Booms]<br />
File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
File:connorsimpson.jpg|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~csimpson6/ Connor Simpson]<br />
</gallery><br />
</center><br />
<br />
==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
<br />
There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
<br />
Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
<br />
Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
<br />
==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
<br />
=Useful Resources=<br />
<!--==Annual Reports==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
<br />
== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
<br />
[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
<br />
==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
<br />
[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
<br />
[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
<br />
[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrewshttps://wiki.math.wisc.edu/index.php?title=Madison_Math_Circle&diff=20294Madison Math Circle2020-11-05T12:31:34Z<p>Andrews: /* Email list */</p>
<hr />
<div>[[Image:logo.png|right|600px]]<br />
<br />
For the site in Spanish, visit [[Math Circle de Madison]]<br />
=COVID-19 Update=<br />
Due to COVID-19, all math circle events are canceled for Fall 2020.<br />
<br />
We look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021.<br />
<br />
Join our email list to be notified of math circle events once we resume:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
=What is a Math Circle?=<br />
The Madison Math Circle is a weekly series of mathematically based activities aimed at interested middle school and high school students. It is an outreach program organized by the UW Math Department. Our goal is to provide a taste of exciting ideas in math and science. In the past we've had talks about plasma and weather in outer space, video game graphics, and encryption. In the sessions, students (and parents) are often asked to explore problems on their own, with the presenter facilitating a discussion. The talks are independent of one another, so new students are welcome at any point.<br />
<br />
The level of the audience varies quite widely, including a mix of middle school and high school students, and the speakers generally address this by considering subjects that will be interesting for a wide range of students.<br />
<br />
<br />
[[Image: MathCircle_2.jpg|550px]] [[Image: MathCircle_4.jpg|550px]] <br />
<br />
<br />
After each talk we'll have pizza provided by the Mathematics Department, and students will have an opportunity to mingle and chat with the speaker and with other participants, to ask questions about some of the topics that have been discussed, and also about college, careers in science, etc.<br />
<br />
'''The Madison Math circle was featured in Wisconsin State Journal:''' [http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/school-spotlight-madison-math-circle-gives-young-students-a-taste/article_77f5c042-0b3d-11e1-ba5f-001cc4c03286.html check it out]!<br />
<br />
=All right, I want to come!=<br />
<br />
We have a weekly meeting, <b>Monday at 6pm in 3255 Helen C White Library</b>, during the school year. <b>New students are welcome at any point! </b> There is no fee and the talks are independent of one another, so you can just show up any week, but we ask all participants to take a moment to register by following the link below:<br />
<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Math Circle Registration Form''']<br />
<br />
All of your information is kept private, and is only used by the Madison Math Circle organizer to help run the Circle. <br />
<br />
If you are a student, we hope you will tell other interested students about these talks, and speak with your parents or with your teacher about organizing a car pool to the UW campus. If you are a parent or a teacher, we hope you'll tell your students about these talks and organize a car pool to the UW (all talks take place in 3255 Helen C White Library, on the UW-Madison campus, right next to the Memorial Union).<br />
<br />
<br />
==Directions and parking==<br />
Our meetings are held on the 3rd floor of Helen C. White Hall in room 3255.<br />
<br />
<div class="center" style="width:auto; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;"><br />
[[File: Helencwhitemap.png|400px]]</div><br />
<br />
'''Parking.''' Parking on campus is rather limited. Here is as list of some options:<br />
<br />
*There is a parking garage in the basement of Helen C. White, with an hourly rate. Enter from Park Street.<br />
*A 0.5 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/cxTzJY these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/Gkx1C in Lot 26 along Observatory Drive].<br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], many spots ('''free starting 4:30pm''') [http://goo.gl/maps/vs17X in Lot 34]. <br />
*A 0.3 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/yMJIRd these directions], 2 metered spots (25 minute max) [http://goo.gl/maps/ukTcu in front of Lathrop Hall].<br />
*A 0.2 mile walk to Helen C. White Hall via [http://goo.gl/b8pdk2 these directions] 6 metered spots (25 minute max) around [http://goo.gl/maps/6EAnc the loop in front of Chadbourne Hall] .<br />
*For more information, see the [http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/parking.aspx UW-Madison Parking Info website].<br />
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==Email list==<br />
The best way to keep up to date with the what is going is by signing up for our email list. Please add your email in the form:<br />
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_cKMfdjMQlmJc9uZg5bZ-sjKZ2q5SV9wLb1gSddrvB1Tk1A/viewform '''Join Email List''']<br />
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==Contact the organizers==<br />
The Madison Math Circle is organized by a group of professors and graduate students from the [http://www.math.wisc.edu Department of Mathematics] at the UW-Madison. If you have any questions, suggestions for topics, or so on, just email the '''organizers''' [mailto:mathcircleorganizers@g-groups.wisc.edu here]. We are always interested in feedback!<br />
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File:colincrowley.jpg|[https://sites.google.com/view/colincrowley/home Colin Crowley]<br />
File:hyunjongkim.jpg|Hyun Jong Kim<br />
File:Xshen.jpg|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~xshen// Xiao Shen]<br />
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==Donations==<br />
Please consider donating to the Madison Math Circle. Our main costs consist of pizza and occasional supplies for the speakers. So far our costs have been covered by donations from the UW Mathematics Department as well as a generous gifts from private donors. The easiest way to donate is to go to the link:<br />
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[http://www.math.wisc.edu/donate Online Donation Link]<br />
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There are instructions on that page for donating to the Math Department. <b> Be sure and add a Gift Note saying that the donation is intended for the "Madison Math Circle"!</b> The money goes into the Mathematics Department Annual Fund and is routed through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, which is convenient for record-keeping, etc.<br />
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Alternately, you can bring a check to one of the Math Circle Meetings. If you write a check, be sure to make it payable to the "WFAA" and add the note "Math Circle Donation" on the check. <br />
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Or you can make donations in cash, and we'll give you a receipt.<br />
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==Help us grow!==<br />
If you like Math Circle, please help us continue to grow! Students, parents, and teachers can help by:<br />
* Like our [https://facebook.com/madisonmathcircle '''Facebook Page'''] and share our events with others! <br />
* Posting our [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Flyer_2020.pdf '''flyer'''] at schools or anywhere that might have interested students.<br />
* Discussing the Math Circle with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others.<br />
* Making an announcement about Math Circle at PTO meetings.<br />
* Donating to Math Circle.<br />
Contact the organizers if you have questions or your own ideas about how to help out.<br />
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=Useful Resources=<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/images/Math_Circle_Newsletter.pdf 2013-2014 Annual Report]--><br />
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== Archived Abstracts ==<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2019-2020 2019 - 2020 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2016-2017 2016 - 2017 Abstracts]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_de_Madison_2015-2016 2015 - 2016 Math Circle Page (Spanish)]<br />
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[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Madison_Math_Circle_Abstracts_2015-2016 2015 - 2015 Abstracts]<br />
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[[Archived Math Circle Material]]<br />
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==Link for presenters (in progress)==<br />
[https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Math_Circle_Presentations Advice For Math Circle Presenters]<br />
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[http://www.geometer.org/mathcircles/ Sample Talk Ideas/Problems from Tom Davis]<br />
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[https://www.mathcircles.org/activities Sample Talks from the National Association of Math Circles]<br />
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[https://epdf.pub/circle-in-a-box715623b97664e247f2118ddf7bec4bfa35437.html "Circle in a Box"]</div>Andrews