Julia Robinson Math Festival
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The festival provides an alternative to the competitive culture of math contests, with tables dedicated to different problems and activities, each with a mathematician standing by to offer guidance and encouragement without giving away too much. Says the Festival's Mathematics Director, Joshua Zucker, "We offer intriguing and challenging problems, puzzles, and activities, and a supportive setting for kids who like to take their time working on a problem. Students make whatever progress they make, they get help, they work with other kids, and eventually come to some kind of stopping point and go find another activity of interest."
The fall 2018 Julia Robinson Math Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept 2, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the atrium of the Emory Math and Science Center (directions). The entire family is invited to come play math games and solve puzzles with us. This is an open-house event, so you may come and go whenever works best for your family. Please register here by August 31 so we have a head-count.
American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)
The AMC are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the 6 person USA team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). There is also a stand-alone competition for middle school students. They are the most well known and widely taken math competition in the US, and consist of 25 multiple choice questions. You can find past problems and solutions here.
AMC 8:
Can be taken by anyone in grade 8 or below who was born after 5/13/04.
Details about and registration for the fall 2018 AMC 8 competition can be found here.
AMC 10/12 A:
Can be taken by anyone in grade 10/12 or below.
Takes place on February 7 2018.
Many high schools host, so will not be offered at Emory.
Top scorers qualify for participation in the AIME.
AMC 10/12 B:
Can be taken by anyone in grade 10/12 or below, even if they took the A version (or AMC 8).
Most high schools do not host, so will be offered at Emory in February 2019. Details will be announced as the event approaches.
Top scorers qualify for participation in the AIME.
Sample Math Circles
Are you a student or a parent interested to learn about the Emory Math Circle and what a typical lesson is like? We periodically offer sample classes for students and for parents to experience Math Circle before enrolling for an entire semester. If you join our mailing list, we will alert you when the next sample class is scheduled.
Week of Mathematical Exploration
This program is for curious and self-directed students who want to go deeper into investigating a single mathematical topic or question than is possible in a regular math circle class. Under the mentorship of Emory graduate students, participants will get a taste of what it’s like to do mathematics research. The program ends with participants presenting on their findings to the rest of the group. Along the way, we’ll also set aside some time for fun group activities and guest speakers.
The 2018 Week of Mathematical Exploration is over. The details about the 2019 WoME and the application form will be posted in spring 2019.
Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual celebration of local science and technology. For one week in march, curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly Exploration Expo - an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.
Emory Math Circle often has a booth at the Exploration Expo; however, we always encourage our students to go!
Girls in STEM Lunch
This event, which was first held in January 2017, features a panel of women in STEM careers. We hope to have it again soon!
Math Kangeroo
Math Kangeroo is an international multiple choice contest lasting 75 minutes with fun and challenging questions for students in grades 1 - 12. It was held at Emory (along with many other centers) on the evening of Thursday March 15 2018. Details about the 2019 contest will be announed as the event approaches.
The participation fee is $20 (financial assistance is available) and includes a t-shirt, certificate, and gift in addition to a competition booklet and pencil on the test day.