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Marin Math Circle returns with record attendance

The Marin Math Circle at Dominican University of California launched its 2013-2014 season on October 23 in Guzman Hall with approximately 75 Marin County children, a record for the math enrichment program.

Partnering with Dominican’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Marin Math Circle brings together elementary, middle and high school students who are interested in exploring new mathematical topics and challenging problems.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce young and talented students to our campus and its incredible learning environment,” said Randall Hall, chair of Dominican’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics department. “They will be exposed to math in a way they have never experienced before.”

The program, which meets every Wednesday at Dominican during the school year, helps students prepare for tests and introduces them to the wonders of beautiful mathematical theories, presented by mathematicians with a passion for teaching.  Paul Zeitz, chair of the mathematics department at the University of San Francisco, was the guest speaker on opening night.

In addition, Marin Math Circle provides students with a place to have fun solving problems together with their peers. It encourages students to undertake future careers linked with mathematics, whether as mathematicians, educators, economists, biologists or business entrepreneurs.

Marin Math Circle is funded by a Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant from the Mathematical Association of America and by a grant from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute plus donations from parents and community members.

For more information, contact Dave Albee, Associate Director of Public Relations at Dominican, at 415-257-1308 or david.albee@dominican.edu.


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