CSUF News Service

Fostering a Love of Math

To foster college studies and careers in mathematics among gifted elementary, middle school and high school students, the Fullerton Math Circle begins its fall semester Saturday sessions Sept. 12. The free 10 a.m.-noon program will be held in Rooms 404, 406, 476 and 480 of McCarthy Hall. Additional sessions are scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 31 and Dec.12.

Starting its fifth academic year, the program offers specialized instruction in high-level math concepts, taught by CSUF math faculty members and students interested in pursuing teaching careers. More than 250 young mathematicians have participated in the program since 2011, with some students conducting and presenting research problems and co-authoring journal articles with faculty members.

Students in grades 7-8 will receive additional preparation for the Nov. 17 American Mathematics Competition (AMC) test. Graduate student Phillip Ramirez, who is conducting a research project on the specifics of working with gifted students in this age group, is coordinating the preparation for the AMC 8.

For more information, contact Bogdan Suceavă, professor of mathematics and Fullerton Math Circle coordinator.

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