# Mathematics Circle

Published On:## Overview

In a mathematics circle, participants explore the depths and spirituality of mathematical thoughts, Ideas and theories, spread the culture of applying mathematics in various aspects of sciences and in real life problems, and produce new knowledge.

Each day in the mathematics circle participants engage in discussions, problem-solving, mathematical modelling, artistic creation, and philosophical debate and research. They will gather in a place and get trained through interactions with top mathematicians and mathematics teachers and also exchanging ideas with their peers which helps them to grow as a leader in their field and to aspire themselves in pursuit of mathematical beauty and excellence.

From the very young age students get a chance to explore mathematical research work in their pursuit of excellence.

## History of Maths Circle

Mathematics circles originated in Hungary more than a century ago. They soon spread over Eastern Europe and Asia, and since then have produced many of the great scientists from those parts of the world, in mathematics and in other disciplines. The mathematics circles also led eventually to the start of many national and international mathematics contests, including the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 1959 in Romania. It is widely believed that it is the presence of these circles that has enabled the youth of countries such as Russia, Bulgaria and Romania on the average to outperform most of the big nations at the IMO. The United States have been around since sometime before 1977, in the form of residential summer programs, maths contests, and local school-based programs. The concept of a maths circle, on the other hand, with its emphasis on convening professional mathematicians and secondary and high school students on a regular basis to solve problems, appeared in the U.S. in 1994 with Robert and Ellen Kaplan at Harvard University.

This form of mathematical outreach made its way to the U.S. most directly from the former Soviet Union and present-day Russia and Bulgaria. They first appeared in the Soviet Union during the 1930s; they have existed in Bulgaria since sometime before 1907. The tradition arrived in the U.S. with émigrés who had received their inspiration from maths circles as teenagers. Many of them successfully climbed the academic ladder to secure positions within universities, and a few pioneers among them decided to initiate maths circles within their communities to preserve the tradition which had been so pivotal in their own formation as mathematicians. These days, maths circles frequently partner with other mathematical education organisations, such as CYFEMAT: The International Network of Math Circles and Festivals, the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival ,and the Mandelbrot Competition. China and South Korea, who adopted this model in the late 1980s, are the best examples demonstrating the effectiveness of the mathematics circle. Since their first participation at IMO, they have consistently been ranked in the top five and have contributed numerous top-grade mathematicians who have gone on to win the prestigious Fields medal and all top honours in mathematics, revolutionising the field. Grigori Perelman is one of the most well-known figures to have emerged from mathematics circles. He is credited with solving the “Poincaré conjecture,” one of the seven greatest mathematical challenges ever, which is said to have only been made possible by the rigorous training he received in the mathematics circles he joined as a high school student..

## Epsilon Delta Math Circle

The Epsilon Delta mathematics circle carries out the same lineage and the pedigree of the mathematics circles like it is happening in Europe and Eastern Asia. It is the new born brother of modern day mathematical circles, coming to make a difference in India, South East Asia and the other parts of the world. It is aimed to provide the students the same opportunities that the students in Europe and Eastern Asia got over the years, giving them an unprecedented advantage in mathematics competitions and their pursuit of advanced mathematical knowledge. Now students of India, South East Asia and countries all over the world will get an opportunity to build a strong mathematical future for their nations, through epsilon delta mathematical circles.

### Purpose

The purpose of the Epsilon Delta mathematical circle is to develop a strong mathematical foundation in the global education ecosystem, increase the quality and quantity of learners who become mathematics educators and researchers, use mathematics in their studies, work, and daily activities, and create more champions.

- Nurture Students to excel their skills in Mathematics;
- Support the underprivileged students to explore the possibilities of learning
- To create next gen maths competitions and prepare students for them;
- To introduce them to the significance of mathematical theories, and to encourage them to undertake futures linked with mathematics, whether as mathematicians, mathematics educators, scientists, computer scientists, economists or business leaders.

### Our Approach

- Creating maths clubs across the educational Institutions
- exposing middle and high school students to exciting mathematics presented by research mathematicians and internationally-seasoned Olympiad problem-solvers;
- providing opportunities to enrich mathematical knowledge and skill well beyond the school curriculum;
- creating a maths fostering and friendly atmosphere at the maths circle, maths camps, maths clubs.
- Conducting Maths workshops for educators to support underprivileged students to bring to these platforms;
- Encouraging schools to by awarding them and providing them with the resources, trainings to take part in great maths olympiads
- Creating a standard platform for learners, influencers to work with each other to increase their abilities and aspirations;
- Supporting existing maths forums in the ecosystem and establishing the new.
- Provide student and youth with various programs such as maths quizzes, debates, maths camps and internships

### What it means to a student

The goal of the maths circle programme is to inspire students to improve their mathematical abilities, problem-solving abilities, and get introduced to other advancement in mathematical methods. Students that take part in maths circle programmes will be well prepared to compete in international maths competitions like IMO (International Math Olympiad). The circle will include Math seminars (exploring pure maths and its applications), problem-solving workshops, guided exploration circles, research mathematicians, topic-centred programs, and project-based research systems to give students access to top-notch teaching strategies. AMC, HMMT, AIME, IOQM, UKMT, INMO, USAMO,BMT and IMO are a few of the international maths Olympiads in which students will be prepared with advanced mathematical and problem-solving skills.

### How do we get there

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