As part of its community outreach, Gentle Knowledge is offering weekly math enrichment for kids in grades 5 through 8. These weekly one hour sessions are based on the same principles as Eastern European math circles, where collaborative learning around a set of interesting extra-curricular problems and ideas replaces lectures. Each session involves a set of "non-standard" problems from an area of mathematics, like number theory and combinatorics, that does not usually appear in the standard school curriculum. The goal of the math circle is to introduce students to the beauty of real mathematics (as opposed to "school mathematics") while both exposing them to useful problem solving methods and inspiring them to further pursue mathematical studies. Occasionally, sessions may feature guest speakers who are practicing mathematicians.
The math circle enriches but does not replace the regular mathematics curriculum.
1845 Commonwealth Avenue Center Makor, Temple Bnai Mosh
, MA 02135
42° 20' 21.9084" N, 71° 9' 8.3844" W