Bard Math Circle
The Bard Math Circle provides a supportive environment for children who are self-proclaimed math nerds to explore their passion for the subject. We hope to teach children something new every time we provide a service, and to introduce them to a pre-college community to whom they can relate. Math is perceived as a hard subject and thus hard to love by the general public. However, we hope to step into these children’s lives and show them math has a lot more beauty to it than what their schools may have time to express. By appreciating this beauty we become part of the math circle.
During the COVID pandemic we went remote. We are now in the process of reconnecting in person, while retaining the best of our remote programming. On weekends, we offer an assortment of enrichment and contest prep workshops. In the summer, we provide a weeklong day program, called CAMP. We host mathematics competitions including: AMC 8/10/12 and Purple Comet. We have also expanded our tutoring network with more tutors in order to accommodate the growing need of math help at home. To ensure that each potential student has an equal opportunity to take advantage of this service, we provide a free or reduced price on tutoring for those in need. In addition, we have begun to use our social media to increasingly emphasize the roles of mathematicians who are part of marginalized groups. Visit our website at https://bardmathcircle.org/ for more information.
Our 2021–2022 contest season is over.
Tentative 2022–2023 Math Contest Schedule
November 2022: AMC 10/12
January 2023: AMC 8
April 2023: Purple Comet and GAIM
June 2023: ARML with the Upstate New York Math Team
We feature the American Math Competitions contests (AMC 8, AMC 10, and AMC 12), the Purple Comet contest, and Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics (GAIM). Our focus is on encouraging a culture of creative mathematical problem-solving. This popular program attracts students come from all over the Mid-Hudson Valley.
2022 CAMP Application The 2022 CAMP will run from Monday to Friday, June 27 to July 1, on the idyllic and secluded Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Start your application today: Apply to CAMP. Then complete and return the Math Activity Packet (MAP). The cost is $350 and need-based scholarships are available. → Download and share the FLYER (41KB)
CAMP is entering its 9th cycle in the summer of 2022. The Creative and Analytical Math Program (CAMP) is a non-residential academic math program for students moving up to grades 6–9 in the fall who have a strong grasp of school mathematics and want to explore, in a relaxed setting, topics not included in the school curriculum.
CAMP is an inspiring mathematical enrichment opportunity. Engaging classes and activities are led by experienced educators and undergraduate math majors. We emphasize hands-on math, teamwork, outside-the-box thinking and creative problem-solving. Students who are comfortable experimenting and happy to solve puzzles enjoy the connection of math to art, and computer science.
CAMP has been recognized three times by the American Mathematical Society with Epsilon Awards. CAMP was also supported by the Mathematical Association of America with Dolciani Math Enrichment Grants for the first three summers.
Click here for a little more information about CAMP and to view our history blogs.
Due to the pandemic, we are not currently able to welcome visitors to our idyllic and secluded campus. We look forward to when you’ll be able to visit with us and play games, solve puzzles, and work on enriching math problems together!
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