Fields Math Circles

Fields Math Circles is an extracurricular high school enriched-level mathematics club. It has been active in Toronto for several years. While some of the students who attend simply like to work on challenging problems, many others use the weekly Circles meetings to help them prepare for mathematics competitions, either individually or as members of a team. Some of the past participants in this program have gone on to represent Canada at the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most elite and prestigious of these competitions.

A generous grant from Angoss Software Corporation has allowed some of the participating students to take part in competitions outside of Toronto.

The Fields Mathematics Circles sessions are open to high school students from throughout the greater Toronto area. Students may join at any time and are not required to attend every session.
Meetings are held at The Fields Institute on Saturday afternoons from 1 PM to 3 PM.
The Fields Institute is located at 222 College Street in Toronto.

There are about 50 students participating on a weekly basis.

There will be about fourteen sessions in the fall term (late September to mid December) and about twenty four in the winter spring term, ending by late May or early June.


The Math Circles concept was developed in Moscow in the 1950's as a way to maintain the interest of bright students in mathematics. Challenging material from outside the regular curriculum, as well as preparation for problem solving competitions were seen as the key to maintaining this interest. A critical component to the success of this concept was the active involvement of some of the major figures of the Moscow mathematical community. And, indeed, the Math Circles proved to be highly successful with similar groups established throughout the Soviet Union and beyond. The migration of former Soviet scientists to the West at the end of the twentieth century carried the concept to North America.

Math Circles session will be resuming on Saturday September 22nd, 2012.  All are welcome!
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