FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can join the UCSB Math Circle?
All students in high school or middle school are eligible for the program. The only other requirement is an interest in exploring new mathematical topics and solving challenging problems, as well as being commited to attend all math circle sessions.
Please let us know in advance if you have to miss a session, by emailing mbueno(at)math.ucsb.edu. You may be able to find handouts from the session you missed by following links on the schedule. Students who miss two or more sessions without notice will lose their spot in the math circle.
What does it cost to join the UCSB Math Circle?
There is no required fee to attend the UCSB Math Circle. The professors and graduate students running the seminars are donating their time. We would appreciate though that each family brings snacks for all the students in the Math circle once a quarter. A tax-deductible donation is welcome though to cover materials, possible field trips, and so forth.
Can I join now?
We only have room for 20 students. If we have available spots, you are welcome to join us. Otherwise, we will keep your personal information in a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, fill out the online registration form. Once your registration is received, you should get an email confirmation within a week. Students on the waiting list will be contacted when a spot opens up.
When and where does the Math Circle meet?
Sessions are held on Fridays during the school year from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 164B of the Old Little Theatre at The College of Creative Studies. For more information on how to get to this room, look here.
Where is the best place to park?
Parking is available in the parking lots 3 and 9 (map). The university charges a fee of 25 cents for every five minutes. If you want to avoid the parking fee, you can wait for your child inside your car when picking him/her up.
Can parents attend a math circle session?
Parents are welcome to sit in on a math circle session any time. However, since the space in the room is limited, we would appreciate if parents inform us in advance when they intend to stay so that we can plan accordingly.