What is a math circle?

**Fall 2023 Registration is now open here!**

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.

Program Date/Time

We will meet one Thursday evening per month. Overflow sessions will be scheduled if needed. Material is not cumulative so please feel free to sign up at any time.

Students can sign up here.

Fall 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
October 19, November 9, December 7, Spring 2023 TBA

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


Dr. David Hemmer
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Michigan Technological University

Registration Information

We are 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: