Donation information

We ask for a donation of $100 per student for the semester to help us keep the program running, but this is optional. We will not turn away any student for financial reasons.  Here are two ways to make a donation:
  • Donate online via this link.  You’ll see a field entitled:  “If you choose to support a fund(s) not listed above, please specify here.”  Fill in “DC Math Circle”.
  • Bring a check to the session.  Make it out to “American University, College of Arts and Sciences”.  On the memo line, write “Dean’s Fund, DC Math Circle”.

Admission update

We’ve sent an e-mail today to students who are enrolled! If you completed the second Google survey and received an email confirming enrollment, then your child is in. If you didn’t receive an e-mail (and check your spam just in case), it doesn’t mean that your child won’t be admitted later in the semester – only that we’ve reached capacity for now. If this changes, we’ll let you know.

What is a Math Circle?

We’d like to answer a good question: What exactly is a Math Circle?

What this is: A series of fascinating and challenging problems, which you probably won’t see in school, suitable for students with an enthusiasm for mathematics, particularly those in the 5th through 8th grades.

What this isn’t: Remediation, acceleration, or test preparation. It’s about fun!

Wait list update

Great news: Our capacity has increased! Those who have already signed up for the DC Math Circle’s Fall program and were placed on the wait list are now admitted. An e-mail will be sent to admitted participants with further information.

DC Math Circle: Fall program

Thank you for your interest in the DC Math Circle! Our Fall program is now full: Those who have signed up will receive a welcome message shortly. We are still accepting applications for the wait list. If you have not yet signed up, but are interested in being added to the wait list or hearing more about our Spring offerings, please do so via the form below. (It is also possible that our capacity will increase or that some slots might open up for this Fall.)

DC Math Circle sign-up opens

The DC Math Circle is now accepting interested applicants! Please complete the following web form with a parent/guardian. We will contact you via e-mail with further information. Questions? Contact dcmathcircle@american.edu or Prof. Jeffrey Adler at 202-885-3361.

We will ask for a contribution of $100 for the semester for each student participant, payable at the first session. This contribution is completely voluntary. Under no circumstances will we turn away a student for financial reasons. For more information about financial matters, contact dcmathcircle@american.edu or Prof. Jeffrey Adler at 202-885-3361.

DC Math Circle opening: Tuesday, September 12

The DC Math Circle will open on the evening of Tuesday, September 12, and will meet on most Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Events will be held on the American University campus. Our program is directed towards 5th through 8th graders, but other grade levels are also welcome. We’ll post further information here soon on how to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you this Fall!