The College of Sciences and Arts Dean’s Office is partnering with the Copper Country Intermediate School District to launch the Copper Country Math Circle.

Students in grades 2-5 who are excited about mathematics are invited to attend. The first meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room 243 of the Opie Library. Meetings will be held one Thursday evening per month thereafter.

David Hemmer, CSA dean and professor of mathematical sciences, will host the event, assisted by Michigan Tech graduate student Rachel Ledebuhr.

Math Circles are informal gatherings where students work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. Through problem solving and interactive exploration, students develop an excitement and appreciation of mathematics. Math Circles are not intended to accelerate the traditional school curriculum, but to explore interesting topics not normally seen in the classroom.

There is no charge, but registration is required. More information including registration is available online.