National Association of Math Circles Wiki
Circle In a Box

Circle in a Box is the primary resource for people interested in creating their own Math Circle program. Edited for MSRI by Sam Vandervelde of the Stanford Math Circle, Circle in the Box includes best practice stories from successful program organizers, sample lesson plans, logistical advice and funding suggestions..

Circle in a Box book is available for download as a PDF online.

Published softbound versions of the book are available for purchase from
the AMS Bookstore.

Circle in a Box videos are available for download and streaming at vps.

Highlights of Circle in a Box:

  • Organizing the Details:
    • Sample Program Structure
    • Sample Paperwork: Permission Forms, Attendance.
  • Organizing the Academics:
    • Lesson Plans
    • Tips for Speakers
  • Finding Support (Financial, Supplies)