# UW Math Enrichment

Mathematics outreach programs and activities for grades 6–10 in the Seattle area, organized by members of the UW Mathematics Department.

**All for free.**

## UW Math Circle

A weekly class where we work together on worksheets that explore fun topics from all across mathematics, including cryptography, games, wallpaper patterns, and more. Join us to learn cool math and practice solving all sorts of new problems!

**For grades:** 7–9

**Occurs:** every Tuesday throughout the academic year

## Husky Math Academy

A weekly series of rigorous math classes and seminars with an emphasis on problem solving. Intended for eager math students seeking a deeper, more challenging math class than what’s typically offered in schools. Apply to enroll!

**For grades:** 7–9

**Occurs:** every Thursday throughout the academic year

## Monthly Math Hour

A series of math talks aimed at middle school and high school audiences, given by professors from universities across the country. Stop by to investigate puzzling questions, learn interesting ideas, and broaden what you might think math can be!

**For grades:** 6–10

**Occurs:** once every month in the spring

## UW Math Olympiad

A unique math competition where you can talk to our judges and explain your solutions! If your solution is incorrect, they will help you understand why, and you’ll have many chances to try again. Solve fun puzzles and practice your explanations at this special event!

**For grades:** 6–10

**Occurs:** once a year in the spring

## Traveling Circle

A subprogram of the UW Math Circle, the Traveling Circle goes to local middle schools to bring the Math Circle directly to students. Teachers, invite our Traveling Circle to your school and show your students just how fun and interesting math can be!

**For grades:** 7–9

**Occurs:** at request

## FAQ

## How should I decide which program is right for me?

You can participate in as many of our programs as you like! Nevertheless, here are some tips to make the most of your time:

If you have more time, consider our weekly programs. The **UW Math Circle focuses on exploring fun topics that highlight the breadth of mathematics**, such as cryptography, games, wallpaper patterns, and more, while the **Husky Math Academy focuses on strengthening core skills** in algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory. See the individual pages for more information.

If you have less time, give the Monthly Math Hour and UW Math Olympiad a try! They are great for getting your feet wet in the kinds of topics and skills that we focus on.

All of our programs have minimal prerequisities, except for a strong desire to learn!

## Are your programs online or in-person?

All of our programs are exclusively in-person at the University of Washington, Seattle. We do not offer online programs at this time.

## Is my donation to UW Math Enrichment tax deductible?

Yes! Donations are centrally processed through the University of Washington, and for historical reasons, the fund’s name is “UW Math Circle Fund”, even though it supports all of our programs. For further information, see the UW donation FAQs . Our tax ID is 94-3079432.

We rely heavily on donations to run all of our programs. Please consider donating if you are able!

## I am looking for your historical programs. Is information about them still available?

Yes. Between 2006 and 2016, we ran the Montlake Math Challenge , a program for grades 4–5 similar in spirit to today’s UW Math Circle. In the academic year 2009-10, we also ran the Washington Middle School Math Challenge , a precursor to what is now the UW Math Circle. These websites will remain available but will not be actively supported. Certain links may be broken.

## I have a different question.

If your question is about a specific program, please check the FAQs of that program. Otherwise, please contact Julia Pevtsova at: julia [at] math [dot] washington [dot] edu.