Bard Math Circle in the News (bring your kids!)

Dear Friends,

The Bard Math Circle made the front page of today’s Daily Freeman with a story about our math outreach activities at the Kingston Library. COUNTING ON FUN: Math Circle at Kingston Library takes middle school kids beyond boring basics (video) (Monday, January 17, 2011) 

The Bard Math Circle meets twice per month at the Kingston Library with a program of math and logic games, problem solving and hands-on math activities, designed for middle school math students. Everyone is welcome! The next meeting will be on Saturday, February 12, 1-3pm.

The Bard Math Circle was previously featured here:

Las Noticias: Por el amor a las matemáticas (Wednesday, October 06, 2010)

and in our La Voz: Círculo de matemáticas en Kingston (Agosto 2010)

What is the Bard Math Circle?

The Bard Math Circle, which targets middle school and elementary school students in the Mid-Hudson Valley, was formed in 2007 by Bard College Professors Lauren Rose and Japheth Wood. The Bard Math Circle is run jointly by students, under Bard’s Trustee Leader Scholar Program (, and math faculty at Bard College. Student leaders have included Shelley Stahl, Ezra Winston, Elias Halloran and currently Jackie Stone. Outreach activities have focused on Kingston and Tivoli.

In the summer of 2010, Bard hosted the New York Math Circle’s Summer Workshop 2010 for teachers ( I brought (primarily NYC) middle school math teachers to Bard for a week-long residential math immersion experience. The workshop sessions were led by Bard math professors, and instructors from the New York Math Circle and the Albany Area Math Circle. The 2011 workshop, which is scheduled for the week of July 25-29, will welcome both middle school and high school math teachers to Bard.

The New York Math Circle was featured recently in the news on NY1, “NYC’s 24-hour Newschannel on the web”:
Bonus Curriculum Is Greatest Common Factor For Local Math Masters (12/26/2010)

Please let me know if you would like to participate in any of these activities!


Japheth Wood, PhD
Mathematics Faculty
Bard MAT Program

“If you can’t solve a problem, then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it.”
-George Polya