High School Applied Math Program

The Long Island Mathematics Circle

The program is designed for students who wish to enrich their knowledge of mathematics. 


Fall Semester: September 27, October 04, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 22, December 6

Spring Semester: January 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 21, April 11, 25
Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by August 27, 2014

$300 per semester or $525 for the year 

Director: David Kahn

Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the Fall of 2014

Hours: Saturdays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: All classes will be on the Stony Brook University campus

During a typical semester, students will explore several branches of applied mathematics, such as:

  • Game Theory
  • Optimization
  • The mathematics of puzzles and games
  • Computer modeling
  • An introduction to the mathematics of finance

In addition students will learn to use EXCEL and/or MAPLE, a invaluable tools for anyone who is interested in studying Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Economics at the college level or beyond.

What is a Math Circle?
A mathematics circle is an innovative and exciting way for students and professors to come together to learn mathematics, explore new topics, interact with other students who share their interest in mathematics, and have fun.  There are mathematics circles all over the world and now there is one in Stony Brook University!

How does it work?
Students will come to Stony Brook University on Saturdays for a three hour program where they will explore a variety of mathematical areas that will teach them about applied mathematics.  They will work individually or in groups on projects that will further their understanding of the topic.

High School Applied Math Program application

For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail (cesame@stonybrook.edu).