Have you heard of Math Circles? We hadn’t either. Think of them as math meet-up where kids of all ages get together and learn about in creative ways.
Anna Kuchment, who is currently a contributing editor at Scientific American and a staff science writer at The Dallas Morning News, was drawn to the clubs in her search for ways to make her elementary-age daughter less math averse. She describes them as “informal math clubs for kids run by mathematicians who often hail from the former Soviet Bloc. The small groups spend their time working out problems, solving various riddles and puzzles, and going on math field trips to places like art museums.”
To find out more about the meetings, read the full article here.
Want to find a Math Circle near you? Here’s a great list of in-person and online groups found throughout the United States and around the world.