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. Not only do we hope to teach children something new every time we provide a service, but also hope to introduce them to a pre-college community to whom they can relate. Math is 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 school may have time to express. Furthermore, appreciating this beauty doesn’t have to isolate you.
Due to the corona virus, our services are no longer in person. We are working hard to ensure that this pandemic is not going to be an impossible obstacle to us. Though now remote, we continue to offer programming. On weekends, we offer an assortment of enrichment and contest prep workshops. In the late 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 focus is on encouraging a culture of creative mathematical problem-solving. This popular program attracts students come from all over the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Entering its 8th summer in 2021, 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 want to explore challenging math in a relaxed setting.
- The program will run August 2–6, 2021 online.
- For students currently in grades 5–8.
- The precise schedule is still in the works, as we reflect on our online experience from last summer.
- The full cost is $275, with need-based financial aid available to invited students.
- Math, computer science, and art classes along with various activities are led by experienced and inspiring instructors, assisted by Bard College math majors.
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.
CAMP has been recognized by the American Mathematical Society with an Epsilon Award. CAMP was also supported by the Mathematical Association of America with Dolciani Math Enrichment Grants for the first 3 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. But we look forward to when you’ll be able to come hang out with Bard undergraduates and other math enthusiasts to play games, solve puzzles, and work on some enriching problem solving based on an exciting mathematical theme!
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