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Math Circles July 5-9

June 28, 2010

Introducing young students to advanced, mathematical ideas is the purpose of Math Circles 2010, a week-long camp for Poudre School District students being held at Colorado State University, July 5-9. The program, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at CSU, mixes it up -- examining some fascinating and challenging math concepts -- with fun activities such as a math treasure hunt, barbecue, and ultimate frisbee event.

Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center

Advanced mathematical ideas

In collaboration with the Poudre School District, the Colorado State University's Department of Mathematics presents Math Circles 2010, Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Math Circles 2010 is a week-long math camp for Poudre School District students entering 8th and 9th grades. 

Where it all began

The first Math Circles for girls was held in the summer of 2009 under the direction of the late Daniel Rudolph with assistance from Martha Cranor, a math teacher in the Poudre School District.

The success of this event and Professor Rudolph’s interest in expanding the camp has led to a combined Math Circles for boys and girls this summer. 

Space limited first 25 boys and 25 girls who apply

This event is being offered in collaboration with the Poudre School District and advertised through the Gifted and Talented Program

We are limiting registration to the first 25 boys and 25 girls who apply, so if you know someone who may be interested encourage them to submit an application without delay. A background in Algebra 1 is recommended.

Tentative schedule, registration forms

Further information, including a tentative schedule and a registration form.


  • Math Treasure Hunt
  • Introduction to dynamical systems
  • Mathematics of recurrence
  • Barbecue
  • Ultimate frisbee

Sponsored by the Colorado State University Math Department.

Contact: Elly Smith
Phone: 491-6850