S.M.A.R.T. Circle Overview

  • Andy Liu

Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mathematical Conversations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Andy Liu
      Pages 27-60
  3. Mathematical Competitions

  4. Mathematical Congregations

  5. Mathematics Celebration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-300
    2. Andy Liu
      Pages 301-332
    3. Andy Liu
      Pages 333-364

About this book


This book provides an overview of how to run a Mathematical “Circle,” i.e., an organization that discovers and nurtures young mathematical talents through meaningful extra-curricular activities. This is the first volume in a trilogy describing in particular the S.M.A.R.T. Circle project, which was founded in Edmonton, Canada in 1981. The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for Saturday Mathematical Activities, Recreations & Tutorials. 

This book, Volume I, offers a sampling of many aspects, including projects and mini-courses. Volume II, which consists of student projects, addresses the purpose of the Circle, and Volume III, consisting of mini-courses, explains what actually takes place in the Circle. All three volumes provide a wealth of resources (mathematical problems, quizzes and games, together with their solutions). The books will be of interest to self-motivated students who want to conduct independent research, teachers who work with these students, and teache
rs who are currently running or planning to run Mathematical Circles of their own.


Mathematical Circles Mathematics Education Mathematical Competitions Mathematics Summer Camps Mathematics Fairs for school children High School Mathematics Mathematical Problems

Authors and affiliations

  • Andy Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical and Statistical SciencesUniversity of Alberta EdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56822-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56823-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7672
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7680
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