Math Circle Sessions

  • Start Date: 01/18/2018
  • End Date: 02/15/2018

University of Regina


The Math Circle


The Math Circle is a series of sessions aimed at students of all ages interested in mathematics.


The content of each session varies. We may explore mathematical
topics beyond the standard math curriculum or try out mathematical games
and puzzles. Most sessions also have a strong problem solving
component. Students will work through a variety of mathematical problems
in order to better understand specific problem solving strategies.


Most importantly, the Math Circle is an opportunity for students with
an interest in mathematics to meet each other and be exposed to
mathematical content in a fun and relaxed environment.


Current Schedule


In Winter 2018, the Math Circle will run on Thursday evenings on January 18th, February 1st, and February 15th.


  • Session A: Grades 1-2: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM in room CL 305
  • Session B: Grades 3-4: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM in room CL 313
  • Session C: Grades 5-7: Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM in room CL 305
  • Session D: Grades 8-11: Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM in room CL 313

Note that there are no sessions in March as we have the Math Camp  on March 3rd and the Math Kangaroo Contest on March 18th.


Patrick Maidorn, (University of regina)

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How to Register

Attendance to the sessions is free of charge, however you must register in advance as space is limited. To register, please contact Patrick Maidorn at with the student’s full name, grade and school, as well as a guardian’s name and contact information (email and emergency cell phone).


Frequently Asked Questions

For further information, please consider the following list of common questions and answers.

“Do I have to be good at math to participate?”

No, a particular mathematical skill set is not required. However, hopefully you are someone who generally enjoys or is curious about mathematics, puzzles, games, logic, and similarsubjects and activities.

“Will these sessions improve my math grades?”

They may, but that is not the intent of the Math Circle. What we do in these sessions is often quite separate from what is covered in your mathematics classroom at school. However, we hope that your work in these sessions will help improve your general understanding of mathematical thinking and problem solving, as well as inspire your enthusiasm for the subject.

“Are parents required to stay with students during the sessions?”

No. In fact, we ask parents to not sit in during sessions, in order to encourage students to work with each other.

“Do I need to attend all of the classes in my session?”
If at all possible, yes. While there is some independence between classes, we will often use knowledge from earlier meetings in later classes.       

“Can I register in a session outside of my grade group?”

Generally, no. Each session’s material is aimed at a particular age group, and we’d rather not bore someone with material that is too easy, or frustrate them with material that is too challenging. However, if you have a particular reason for wishing to register in a different section, please let us know and we will consider it.

"Do I need to bring anything?"

All material is provided. Feel free to bring a favourite pen/pencil and a workbook or folder to keep your material in.

“Where are the sessions located?”

This semester, all sessions are held in rooms CL 305 and CL 313 (Classroom Building, third floor). There are a limited number of parking meters close to the CL building, as well as a pay parking lot at the entrance of the university (see map below).