Monday, April 10, 2017

It's April and we at the Bard Math Circle have Spring Fever! Read on to find out what we have in store for you this month, including updates about Library Programs, Competitions, Rubik's Cube Club, and CAMP.

Library Programs

We have two library programs this month.

Tivoli Free Library

Our April Math Circle at the Tivoli Free Library will be this Friday, April 7th. The Tivoli Free Library is located at 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583. We will play games, solve puzzles, and tackle interesting problems from 4:00 until 5:30 pm.

The last Tivoli Math Circle for this academic year will be held on May 5th, same time and same place!

Kingston Library

New for 2017! Our Kingston Math Circles feature several math explorations this spring that are favorites at math circles around the country. Our April Kingston Math Circle is on Saturday, April 15th. We welcome one and all to the Kingston Library at 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Join us upstairs in the Community Room from 1:00 until 3:00 pm for some enriching problem solving and fun, math-themed crafts.

Last month we investigated the area of a circle using pi and a proof by mathematician Archimedes.  
The final Kingston Math Circle for this academic year will be hold on May 13th.

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.


There will be two competitions this month.

Purple Comet!

The Bard Math Circle is hosting the Purple Comet math contest on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1pm4pm, at both the middle school and high school levels. We also encourage parents and teachers to join us for the contests on a non-competitive team for some collaborative fun!


For more information about the Purple Comet competition at Bard College, please visit our website. For more information about the Purple Comet in general, click here.

Girls' Adventures in Math  (GAIM): A Math Olympiad for Girls

The Bard Math Circle will host GAIM, a  themed Math Olympiad for upper elementary and middle school girls, on April 30, 2017 from 14 pm. The Math Olympiad is a 60-minute, 16-question competition followed by a 20-minute tiebreaker round.  Teams of four students from the same school compete in one of two divisions: Upper Elementary, for grades 3–5, and Middle, for grades 6–8.


For more information about GAIM, visit our website.

Rubik's Cube Club

Our next Rubik's Cube Club meeting will be on Friday, April 14th at Bard College in RKC room 111 from 45:30 PM
All skill levels and ages are welcome, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. We will provide instruction for beginners! Bring a cube if you have one, but we will have cubes to use and cubes for sale. This program is free of charge, but please register beforehand here.
Mark your calendars! The final meeting for this academic year will be on May 12th.


Entering its 4th summer in 2017, the Creative and Analytical Math Program (C.A.M.P.) is a non-residential academic math program for students currently in grades 5–8 (that is, rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders).  C.A.M.P. will run from August 28–September 1, 2017

Registration is now open! REGISTER NOW

For more information please visit our website.

For a list of other summer math enrichment opportunities for middle school and high school students, please visit:
The Art of Problem Solving's list of Mathematics summer programs
The American Mathematical Society's list of Summer Math Camps and Programs for Students