Mobile Math Circle

Mobile Math Circle in Action

Welcome to the Mobile Math Circle! Please come and join us. All high school and middle school students are invited.

The Mobile Math Circle meets Mondays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 140 on the first floor of the Mathematical Sciences and Physics Building (formerly Instructional Laboratory Building (ILB)) on the USA Campus.

Special Guest Lecture on Monday, October 23: Eric Harshbarger from Auburn University will speak on Go First Dice. More details can be found here

Eric Harshbarger is an Alabama-based builder of large-scale Lego mosaics and sculptures. From around 2000 to 2006 he was commissioned to build for television shows, and magazines for promotional purposes.

Harshbarger is also well-known for his work in puzzle and game design. His Digits in a Box toy has been produced by Popular Playthings since 2007. Wired magazine featured an optical illusion puzzle of his design in 2009. 

The Mobile Mathematics Circle is a weekly gathering of students of high school and middle school age guided by professional mathematicians. It is designed for students who enjoy math and want the challenge of exciting problems that are normally outside the school curriculum.

The Mobile Mathematics Circle belongs to the great tradition of Mathematics Circles which started in Hungary more than a century ago and has grown stronger worldwide every year.

The activities of the Mobile Math Circle are sponsored by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Alabama.

New students are welcome. Sessions are free for all students.

Please read the following article about the Mobile Math Circle. Here is a version from the Mobile Press Register. You may also be interested in a short report on last year's activities.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Mobile Math Olympiad 

First Prizes

Gregory Li, Spanish Fort Middle School

Nathan Amos, Alabama School of Math and Science

Allie Stamper, Alabama School of Math and Science

Second Prizes

Landon Dyken, Alabama School of Math and Science

Michael Petty, Alabama School of Math and Science

Trinity Stroud, Mary G Montgomery High School

Third Prizes

Joseph Hulcher, Phillips Preparatory School

Matthew Gillis, Davidson High School

Veronica King, Alabama School of Math and Science

Danielle Colborn, Alabama School of Math and Science

Hanna Bobinger, Alabama School of Math and Science

Frances Emmeline Nettles, Alabama School of Math and Science

John-O Pomerat, Home Schooled


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Questions? Please call us (251) 460 7293 or send email to Dr. Pillen