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.


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