Welcome to the

TAMU Math Circle!

Welcome to TAMU Math Circle!

Welcome back! Registration for Fall 2021 is now open. Please click here for the registration form. We will be online for Fall 2021.

The Texas A&M Math Circle is an outreach activity that brings 5th - 12th grade students into direct contact with mathematical professionals in an informal setting to work on interesting topics in mathematics. The goal is to help students become passionate about math. Our instructors range from professors and graduate students at Texas A&M to experts from industry, all of whom are eager to share with students their passion for mathematics and its applications.

Meetings will be held online via Zoom. For the Fall 2021 semester, we will have meetings on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4. These are all Saturdays.

Daily schedule:

Discovery Learning Sessions:

  • 12.00 - 1.30 (Beginner)

  • 1.45 - 3.15 (Intermediate)

  • 3.30 - 5.00 (Advanced)

Problem Solving Sessions:

  • 12.00 - 1.30 (Advanced)

  • 1.45 - 3.15 (Beginner)

  • 3.30 - 5.00 (Intermediate)

We will have two simultaneous Zoom Meetings open from 12.00 to 5.00 PM on Saturdays; one meeting for Discovery Learning, and another meeting for Problem Solving. Students who wish to attend both discovery learning and problem solving activities will need to move from one meeting to the other during the 15 minute transition period.

Next Meeting (Nov. 20, 2021):

Nov. 20, 2021

Discovery Learning: Beginner Group (12.00 - 1.30 PM) (Pre-Algebra and below)

Speaker: Erika Gonzalez Brizuela (Texas A&M)

Title: Switching Lightbulbs

Abstract: We will be exploring factorization patterns through a game where all of the lightbulbs are turned off, and when a person walks down the hallway, they pull the string of certain lights to turn them on based on the number on their shirt. We will predict and prove solutions to scenarios with a small fixed number of lightbulbs and look into patterns to solve larger quantities.


Discovery Learning: Intermediate Group (1.45 - 3.15 PM) (in Algebra I or above)

Speaker: Erika Gonzalez Brizuela (Texas A&M)

Title: Switching Lightbulbs

Abstract: We will be exploring factorization patterns through a game where all of the lightbulbs are turned off, and when a person walks down the hallway, they pull the string of certain lights to turn them on based on the number on their shirt. We will predict and prove solutions to scenarios with a small fixed number of lightbulbs and look into patterns to solve larger quantities.


Discovery Learning: Advanced Group (3.30 - 5.00 PM) (in Algebra II or above)

Speaker: Matthew Atanas (Texas A&M)

Title: Euclidean Motions in the Plane (Part III)

Abstract: We will continue to explore and do proofs regarding Euclidean Motions in R^2.


Problem-Solving: Beginner Group (1.45 - 3.15 PM)

Instructor: Dr. Irina Bobkova (Texas A&M), Dr. Guangbo Xu (Texas A&M) Dr. Peyam Tabrizian (Texas A&M)


Problem-Solving: Intermediate Group (3.30 - 5.00 PM)

Instructor: Dr. Jinmin Wang (Texas A&M), Dr. Rodrigo Matos (Texas A&M), and Xiaoyu Su (Texas A&M)


Problem-Solving: Advanced Group (12.00 - 1.30 PM)

Instructors: Andrew Yu, Dr. Sherry Gong and Dr. Zhizhang Xie (Texas A&M)

Below is the May 12, 2018 graduation. (Photo taken by JJ)