Bard Math Circle

The Bard Math Circle promotes enjoyment of mathematics for elementary, middle, and high school students in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We run math enrichment programs in the community, a Girls Math Club, host math contests, teach youngsters how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, and feature a late-summer math CAMP.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the idyllic Bard College campus is closed to outside guests at this time. Therefore, our contest program is completely online for now. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our contest updates.
2020-2021 Math Contest Schedule
AMC 8: November 10–16, 2020. Register for the Online AMC 8 at Bard
AMC 10/12B: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Purple Comet!: April 6–15, 2021
GAIM: Online this year. Registration opens on November 1, 2020

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.

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Bard Math Circle CAMP

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.

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.














Community Programs

ONLINE MATH TUTOR NETWORK (and Computer Science, Physics, etc.)
We offer high quality online math tutoring. Please visit our new ONLINE MATH TUTOR NETWORK for more information!


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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Math & Girls + Inspiration = Success, is a new monthly online program for girls in 4th–9th grades. Hands-on Math Activities based on puzzles and games will help them to develop problem solving skills and become independent and confident thinkers. Each session is standalone.

Fall 2020 Dates: Sept 20, Oct 18th, Nov 15th, Dec 13th.

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