THE MATH CIRCLE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING
Dear Friends of the Math Circle,
We should like to thank you for your generous support and wonderful encouragement over the past ten years. Our program continues to grow and flourish.
This year's news includes:
- An article on us by Steve Kennedy, in the April issue of the Mathematical Association of America's magazine Math Horizons;
- A stylish video made of The Math Circle by one of our students, Matt Paley;
- A three-day government-sponsored visit of primary and secondary-school teachers and principals from Singapore;
- The publication in America (by Oxford University Press), Great Britain (Penguin) and Germany (Econ Verlag) of Bob and Ellen's new book, The Art of the Infinite. Their speaking tours have brought a great deal of attention to the Math Circle, both here and abroad.
- Demonstration classes of the Math Circle approach at Sweet Briar College, Gresham College, London, and Edinburgh.
We are continuing our teacher-training program for new teachers, and for those interested in establishing their own Math Circles.
Bob and Ellen are writing Out of the Labyrinth: Mathematics Set Free, which is about the Math Circle; it will be published by Oxford in 2004.
As ever, we rely on the generosity of our friends, which allows us to keep our tuition fees low while covering our operating expenses, as well as maintaining a robust financial aid program.
We are applying for grants for teacher training, strengthening our scholarship program, setting up a capital fund, and expanding to new locales. We ask for your help - either a contribution or, if you're able to, assistance in grant-writing.
Thank you again for considering our needs. As always, we would be delighted to welcome you to any of our classes.
Bob Kaplan & Ellen Kaplan, Co-Founders, and Katie Rae, Treasurer