# Math Circle

Do you enjoy puzzles, curious patterns, and surprising math problems? Do you want to explore new topics in mathematics in a casual, collaborative atmosphere? Then come join us for a series of fun afternoons with VCU math faculty! All 8–12 grade students who have an interest in math and like to learn new ideas through interactive exploration are welcome to sign up for this free program. No particular prior knowledge is needed; curiosity is required!

Our program for the Fall 2019 semester will take on two fascinating topics:

**October 6 and 20, 2019: Experimental Math**.

Students will learn to program in the Sage mathematics platform. They will then use these skills to explore a variety of problems in number theory, probability, and more by programming simulations and evaluating the results.

**November 3, 17 and December 8, 2019: Game Theory.**

This excursion in the mathematical theory of games focuses on how to decide the best strategy to play a variety of games. We’ll investigate which games have an optimal strategy and how to find it, using lots of interesting games as examples.

If you are interested but would not be able to attend all five of the dates, that is probably fine? Please just let us know when you register.

**Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm**** Dates: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 8, 2019**** Where: VCU Monroe Park Campus (building and room numbers coming soon)**** Contact: ****mathcircle@vcu.edu**

Please email **mathcircle@vcu.edu** with any inquiries or to sign up!