Organizer Resources

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Our organizer resources include toolkits for student and teacher Math Circles, ways to connect with others in the Math Circle community, and research and publications to help inform your practice. Please also check out our activities database for math activity ideas!

Interested in starting a new Math Circle for students or teachers? We’re happy to help! Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your questions and learn about our resources.

Toolkit Teams

Toolkit Teams

Small collaborative groups that will develop toolkits addressing significant needs of the network. Team members receive a stipend of $1000 plus a $1000 grant for their Math Circle. The 2024 deadline for this program has passed. Learn more...

Equity Redesign Community of Practice

Equity Redesign Community of Practice

$1500 grant for Math Circle leaders committed to engaging in a redesign process to increase attention to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The 2024 deadline for this program has passed. Learn more...

New Circle Training and Mentoring Cohorts

New Circle Training & Mentoring Cohorts

$1500 grant, plus training and mentoring support, for leadership teams of new Math Circles committed to designing equity-focused programs. The 2024 deadline for this program has passed. Learn more...

In-Person Collaboration Meetings

In-Person Collaboration Meetings

$500 - $3000 grants for in-person meetings promoting collaborations among nearby Circles or Circles that share a common interest. Applications are reviewed quarterly: 3/31, 6/30, 9/30, 11/15. Learn more...

Toolkits

Student Circle Toolkit (Google Drive)

Resources including an Organizer Guide, budget and funding ideas, facilitator training tips, and sample forms for your Math Student Circle.

Teacher Circle Toolkit (Google Drive)

Resources including leadership team planning guides along with checklists and templates for your Math Teacher Circle.

Community

Math Circle Leaders Discussion Group

A Google Group for Math Circle leaders to share resources and discuss issues of common interest.

Find a Facilitator

Interactive map of experienced Math Circle leaders interested in facilitating or mentoring other Circles, virtually or in-person.

Special Interest Group of the MAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA on Circles)

Professional group for Circle leaders that organizes sessions at MathFest and other conferences and hosts occasional workshops.

Research and Publications

Math Circles Research Overview

Math Circles Research Overview

A summary of key research findings on the outcomes and impact of Math Circles for students and teachers.

Math Circle Research Bibliography

Annotated bibliography of research and expository articles on Math Circles for students and teachers.

MathCircular

Semi-annual magazine published by the Math Circle Network, with general-interest articles for leaders and members of Math Circles.

Journal of Math Circles

Scholarly journal offering peer-reviewed, practitioner-focused resources for leaders of math outreach programs.

AMS-MSRI Mathematical Circles Library

Long-running book series published by the AMS and focused on Math Circles and related topics.