The Shippensburg Area Math Circle


Welcome to Our Math Circle

The Shippensburg Area Math Circle is an extracurricular program for children in 4th and 5th grade led by mathematicians Lance and Sarah Bryant. Through hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, we aim to inspire young students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics. Our sessions have featured mathematics used to create artwork, perform magic tricks, explore outer space, and much more. We believe familiarity with mathematical concepts enriches a person’s life experiences in a fundamental way, just like the ability to read increases his or her potential for success and enjoyment in any career. If your child loves mathematics, or likes to explore patterns and solve puzzles, please consider joining us for the next session.

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Who Can Apply?

Our math circle meets on Shippensburg University’s campus in Shippensburg, PA. All students in 4th and 5th grade in any school district can apply, provided they will be able to travel to and attend the weekly ninety-minute activites at the University. Please visit the Apply page for more information.

What Is the Cost?

The cost is $10 per family each session, even if multiple children are enrolled. This covers the basic supply costs for the four to five ninety-minute activities of the session. There are multiple ways to provide additional support for our circle including providing snacks and purchasing items on our Amazon Wishlist. Please visit the Support Our Circle page for more information.

When Is the Next Session?

The next session will be on the following Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The deadline to apply is October 5, 2017.

  1. October 14, 2017
  2. October 21, 2017
  3. October 28, 2017
  4. November 4, 2017
  5. November 11, 2017

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“The Math Circle is like you are at the beach but learning.”

“I think everyone worked well together with the scanvenger hunt! It was pretty awesome.”

Community support provided by the Shippensburg University Mathematics Department, the Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, the Shippensburg Area Intermediate School Parent-Teacher Organization, and Parents’ Contributions.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2018 grant funding provided by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Clowes Foundation via the National Association of Math Circles, a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

“I believe Math Circle is fun! I met new people and learned new puzzles and problems, as well as new ways to approach math problems.”