Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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

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.


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.


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.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The CAMP is Waitlisted

The Creative & Analytical Math Program (CAMP) is currently full. To join the waiting list, please complete the application, as described on the CAMP Webpage.

Monday, June 1, 2015

CAMP Registration is open!

The Bard Math Circle will offer its second annual Creative and Analytical Math Program (CAMP) for students entering grades 6-9 in the fall (priority will be given to rising 7th and 8th graders). Returning CAMPers are encouraged to apply!

Dates: August 24-28, 2015
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Location: Bard College Campus
Cost: $180
Website: camp.bardmathcircle.org
Flyer: https://goo.gl/SnELdy

The program is intended for middle school students who have mastered the material in their math class, and are ready to tackle higher challenges. The curriculum includes mathematical problem solving, mathematical proof, computer science, and mathematical crafts. There is a focus on hands-on math, teamwork, insightful thinking and mathematical creativity.

The staff is composed of experienced math educators, many of whom majored in mathematics while at Bard College, and teaching assistants who are current undergraduate math majors. Our teaching goals are to expose local middle school students to high-level mathematical thought and topics not frequently encountered at school, and to inspire them to enjoy math and learn more.

To apply, please visit our CAMP website, CAMP.bardmathcircle.org. Please encourage your favorite middle school math student to apply!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Purple Comet Math Meet to be held on Saturday April 18th

This year's Purple Comet contest will take place on Saturday, April 18th.
Sign up now! REGISTER

The Purple Comet is a a team-based middle school math competition for students in grades up to the 8th!

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 14th - there is still room to register! 

For more information visit the Purple Comet tab!