What is a math circle?

Math Circles are a form of educational enrichment that bring mathematicians into direct contact with pre-college students. We meet in an informal setting to discuss interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The goal is to get the students excited about interesting mathematics, not to accelerate them in school mathematics.

The Copper Country Math Circle is for 2nd – 5th-grade students from Keweenaw, Houghton, and Baraga Counties. Students will develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by engaging young children with interesting mathematical problems. Each meeting will vary depending on the lesson’s mathematical content and will be full hands-on activities, games, short problems, and guided discussions. P

Program Date/Time

We will meet one Thursday evening per month. Overflow sessions will be scheduled if needed.

Our final math circle of the year has happened. If you did not participate this year and hope to join next year, please email djhemmer@mtu.edu to be added to our list.

Spring 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.
February 28, March 21, April 11, May 9

The program is free and sponsored by the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) and the Michigan Technological University College of Sciences and Arts. Light snacks will be provided.


Dr. David Hemmer
Dean, College of Sciences and Arts
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Michigan Technological University

Registration Information

We are still accepting new registrants. Please contact Dr. Hemmer with any questions you may have at djhemmer@mtu.edu.

Location & Parking Information

The program will take place on the campus of Michigan Tech at the J. Robert Van Pelt Library in room 243. Parking on campus is free after 4 p.m. Lot 12 is the most convenient. Lots 3, 13 and 14 typically have more spaces and are a short walk from the library. There is a campus parking map here: