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Department of Mathematics

Fresno Math Circle Application

Students in grades 3-12:

We are currently accepting applications for AY 2024-2025.

The application to the Fresno Math Circle is a two-step process:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Download the grade-appropriate Fresno Math Circle preview problems from one of the links below and have your child solve as many problems as he/she can. Scan and e-mail it to within 1 week after completion of the application form. Please write your child's name and grade level in the "Subject" line of your e-mail.

Review of applications for each academic year starts on June 30 and continues until all spots have been filled. We will contact you once your child's application has been processed.

Fresno Math Circle Preview Problems:

Choose your child's grade level for AY 2024-25.

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

9th grade

10th-12th grades

Support the Fresno Math Circle:

As you may know, any quality program such as the Fresno Math Circle requires expenses. Most math circles and similar programs in the nation are charging a tuition/registration fee. Others ask the families to support the program on a voluntary basis.

While the Fresno Math Circle is free of charge, the program does welcome your donations. The suggested amount is $100 per semester. Donations of this size would help us continue to run a quality program. However, donations of any size are extremely helpful and always welcome.

Please be informed that a donation is not required and is not a criterion for your child's admittance to the program.

If you would like to make a donation, please make the check payable to Fresno State and mail it to:

Attn: Maria Nogin
resno Math Circle
Department of Mathematics
5245 North Backer Avenue, M/S PB108
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California 93740-8001

Fresno State Students:

Want to become a student helper for the Fresno Math Circle?

Our student helpers assist faculty with the Fresno Math Circle activities every other Saturday from 9:40 - 11:40 am (check calendar for the exact dates). For younger groups, they often lead entire sessions of the Math Circle. In addition, in the spring semester they may lead Math Kangaroo preparation sessions (check calendar for dates). On average, student helpers spend an additional 2-3 hours of preparation time per meeting.

Student helpers gain valuable experience in working with elementary, middle, and high school students and are paid $20/hour.

To apply for a student helper position,

Complete the application form.
Download the Fresno Math Circle preview problems and solve as many problems as you can. E-mail your work to (preferably within a week after completing the application form). Please write "Student Helper Application" in the "Subject" line of your e-mail.


Current High School Math Circle participants:

Want to volunteer for the Fresno Math Circle?

High School volunteers review the materials, meet with the instructors, and help lead Math Circle sessions for grades 3-9 on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maria Nogin.