Interested in broadening your mathematical knowledge and sharpening your analytical thinking? Join the Fairfax Math Circle for exciting math talks and problem solving sessions hosted by the George Mason University. Speakers will include math professors and mathematicians from around the region. Topics are expected to include number theory, combinatorics, probability, geometry, and group theory.
During the academic year 2010-11, the Fairfax Math Circle will meet on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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There is currently no fee for participation in the FFMC. However, we encourage parent volunteers to help us. Parents can help with various aspects of the circle, from providing refreshments during the circle breaks, to helping with the overall organization or donating to the circle. For other ideas or more information on how parents can help, please email the director. We are completely open to new ideas, and welcome any suggestions that you may have!
The Math Circles community has three vital components: students, parents, and professional mathematicians. Working together, they learn from each other and collectively raise the mathematical consciousness of our society. We encourage parents to get involved and help the organizing committe to better help these young minds in achieving their goals.
Most classes are taught by Dr. Robert Sachs. Dr. Sachs was educated at Harvard (BA, applied math, summa cum laude) and at the Courant Institute at NYU (MS, PhD in Mathematics, advisor: J. Moser). He was an American Mathematical Society Postdoctoral Fellow and a Van Vleck Visiting Instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before coming to George Mason University, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. At George Mason, he served as department chair for eight years and is currently Professor of Mathematics.
Enrollment for various competitions, organizing class schedules, parties and fun activities are handled by Dr. Nancy Levonian.