Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Library Programs


We have two library programs this month.
 

Tivoli Free Library


This Friday, April 1st, we will be at the Tivoli Library on 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583. Join us at 4 pm for games, puzzles, and interesting problems - we're not fooling you, we promise!
 

Kingston Library


On Saturday, April 9th, we welcome one and all to the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. The Children's Department is undergoing renovation, so we will meet upstairs in the Story Hour Room. Come out for some enriching problem solving and fun, math-themed crafts!

All library programs are run on a drop-in basis, and registration is not required. We do ask students to sign in each time, and to provide their name, grade and school. This is done electronically for Kingston, so please sign in using this link at least once this year.


Purple Comet! Math Meet


We are looking for middle school and high school students to compete in the annual Purple Comet! Math Meet. The Bard Math Circle will be hosting this competition here at Bard College from Tuesday April 12 through Thursday April 21. If you would like to sign up as an individual or a pre-formed team, click here to register. For information about the Purple Comet! competition, check out their website here.


C.A.M.P. Summer 2016


Are you a middle student (grades 5-8) looking for an engaging and exciting mathematical experience this summer? Look no further! The Bard Creative Analytical Math Program (C.A.M.P.) will be held from August 22-26, 2016. Registration will launch in early to mid April.

Want to hear more about the C.A.M.P? We will be sending out more information later this month. Click the link at the bottom of this email that says "update subscription preferences" and make sure you have "Summer C.A.M.P" checked off under the "I am interested in" heading. In the meantime, check out the American Math Society and the Art of Problem Solving lists for more math camps you can attend this summer.

 

Chess! 


Do you enjoy playing chess? Want to show off your skills or meet others who share your interest? Check out the Chess in the Clove Swiss Tournament Challenge hosted by the Platte Clove School Chess Club. The event takes place on Sunday April 23rd and is geared towards students in grades K-8. If you are interested in participating in this event, email pcschess@mailstack.com or call 518-589-5103 to register before April 20th. For more information, contact Peter Maas by email.


We are excited for what is coming and we hope you are too!

Bard Math Circle

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Update

Who is ready to spring into March? The Bard Math Circle has lots planned for the math-y month ahead.
 

March Library Programs


We have two library programs this month.
 

Tivoli Free Library


This Friday, March 4th, we will be at the Tivoli Library on 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583. Join us at 4 pm for games, puzzles, and interesting problems!
 

Kingston Library


On Saturday, March 12th, we welcome one and all to the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. The Children's Department is undergoing renovation, so we will meet upstairs in the Story Hour Room. Since this is just two days before Pi Day on March 14 (3/14, get it?), come out for some pi related math and fun! Our Kingston program runs every 2nd Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm.

All library programs are run on a drop-in basis, and registration is not required. We do ask students to sign in each time, and to provide their name, grade and school. This is done electronically for Kingston, so please sign in using this link at least once this year.
 

Competitions


AMC 10/12


AMC 10/12 results are in! Average scores at Bard College for both levels were higher than the national average - superb job to all participants! Check out Bard's full score report here and AMC 10/12 national statistics here.
 

Purple Comet! Math Meet


We are looking for middle school and high school students to compete in the annual Purple Comet! Math Meet. For more information about the contest click here. The Bard Math Circle will be hosting this competition here at Bard College from Tuesday April 12 through Thursday April 21. 

This competition is a fun way to engage in group problem solving in the spirit of friendly competition. Teams can consist of as few as one or as many as six students. Do you know some people who might be interested? Feel free to form your own team and start preparing now! Do you want to participate but you're not sure how to form a team? Stay tuned for more information about prep sessions at Bard and we will help you form a team.

Want to hear more about the Purple Comet! Math Meet? We will be sending out more information later in the month. Click the link at the bottom of this email that says "update subscription preferences" and make sure you have "Math Competitions" checked off under the "I am interested in" heading.

 

C.A.M.P. Summer 2016



Are you a middle student (grades 5-8) looking for an engaging and exciting mathematical experience this summer? Look no further! The Bard Creative Analytical Math Program (C.A.M.P.) will be held from August 22-26, 2016. Registration will launch in late March or early April.

Want to hear more about the C.A.M.P? We will be sending out more information later this month. Click the link at the bottom of this email that says "update subscription preferences" and make sure you have "Summer C.A.M.P" checked off under the "I am interested in" heading. In the meantime, check out the American Math Society and the Art of Problem Solving lists for more math camps you can attend this summer.

 

In the News!


The March 2016 issue of The Atlantic magazine featured an article called "The Math Revolution" about advanced mathematics and enrichment for American teens. This article is about YOU, the members of the Bard Math Circle who participate in mathematical enrichment every month! Check it out! Look for a shout-out to Bard College within discussion of BEAM (Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics), a summer camp which happens at Bard every summer.


Happy March!


Bard Math Circle

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Register for the 2016 AMC 10/12 B at Bard College!

Registration is now open for the 2016 AMC 10/12 B at Bard College


These high school math contests are held on Wednesday, February 17th at 4pm at Bard College.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Take the AMC 8 at Bard College on Tuesday, November 17!

AMC 8
 
We are hosting this national middle school math competition at Bard College on Tuesday, November 17, and our math majors are offering weekly p
rep sessions, starting on Saturday, October 3.  

To register for the AMC 8 and for more information on our weekly prep sessions offered by undergraduate math majors, click here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Download a Bard Math Circle flyer!

Bard Math Circle Flyer

2015–2016 programs announced

Bard Math Circle

2015–2016 Overview

Welcome back to the 2015–2016 school year! Bard College came back into session at the end of August, and the Bard Math Circle is eager to continue encouraging local students to enjoy mathematics and excel.
The Bard Math Circle bridges the gap between academic and recreational mathematics; critical thinking skills learned here are applicable both at school and in general.

Library Programs

Each month we travel to local libraries to inspire middle school students with math games, puzzles, and interesting problems. We encourage exploration of mathematics outside of the typical school curriculum.
Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583
First Fridays, 4pm.
Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, no Jan session, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6.
Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Second Saturdays, 1–3pm, upstairs in the Community Room
Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, no Jan session, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14.
Our library programs are run on a drop-in basis, and no registration is required. We do ask students to sign in each time, and to provide their name, grade and school.

Competitions

Creative problem solving is encouraged! We host several national contests that expose top math students to challenges beyond the school curriculum. In the weeks before each contest, Bard math majors run problem solving workshops to help students prepare. After the contests, students are rewarded with an engaging math talk by a Bard mathematician.
All contests take place on the Bard College campus, and students must register in advance. If you're subscribed to our contest updates, you'll receive the announcements for when the contest registration opens.

C.A.M.P.

It's not a camp! Our Creative and Analytical Math Program is a one-week academic day program devoted to mathematical enrichment for inspired middle school students. Our next C.A.M.P. will take place August 22–26, 2016 at Bard College.
We are grateful to the Dolciani Math Enrichment Grant Program for their generous support of C.A.M.P.

Help Support the Bard Math Circle

We aim to provide high quality math enrichment activities at a modest cost, and almost all of our activities are free to participants. If you are interested in supporting the Bard Math Circle, please contact Professor Japheth Wood <jwood@bard.edu>, or visit http://www.bard.edu/giving/.

Monday, September 7, 2015

CAMP is over. For now!

Our 2015 summer C.A.M.P. (Creative and Analytical Math Program) is over, but our 2015–2016 program will be announced in the next few weeks. Please join our email list (Sign Up) if you are interested in our library programs, competition programs or C.A.M.P.