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Math Circle Presentations

The Waterloo Math Circles is a free weekly enrichment activity for grade 6 to 12 students organized by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo.

Information about the audience, dates and location.

Listed in the tables below are summaries of the weekly presentations and related student exercises for the current year. Links to materials from previous years are below the tables. These resources are provided for both students and teachers. Please use them!

2016 - 2017 Weekly Presentations and Excercises


Winter 2017
Junior Grade 6 Feb 7-8/17 Game Theory [pdf, solutions]
Feb 14-15/17 Sorting [pdf, solutions]
Feb 21-22/17 Patterns [pdf, solutions]
Feb 28-Mar1/17 Abacus & Counting Rods [pdf, solutions]
Mar 7-8/17 Magic and Latin Squares [pdf, solutions]
Mar 21-22/17 Counting [pdf, solutions]
Mar 28-29/17 Probability [pdf, solutions]
Apr 4-5/17 Jeopardy [pdf, solutions]
Junior Grades 7 & 8 Feb 7-8/17 Number Theory [pdf, solutions]
Feb 14-15/17 Game Theory [pdf, solutions]
Feb 21-22/17 Sets [pdf, solutions]
Feb 28-Mar1/17 Fractais [pdf, solutions]
Mar 7-8/17 Spatial Visualization and Origami [pdf, solutions]
Mar 21-22/17 Geometric Arithmetic [pdf, solutions]
Mar 28-29/17 Math Olympics [pdf, solutions]
Apr 4-5/17 Gauss Prep [pdf, solutions]
Intermediate Feb 8/17 Graph Theory I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Feb 15/17 Graph Theory II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Feb 22/17 Graph Theory III [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 1/17 Sequences & Series I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 8/17 Sequences & Series II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 22/17 Analytic Geometry I [pdf, prob set, solutions, No video]
Mar 29/17 Analytic Geometry II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Apr 5/17 Analytic Geometry III [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Senior Feb 8/17 Special Relativity I [pdf, prob set, watch video]
Feb 15/17 Special Relativity II [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Feb 22/17 Special Relativity III [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Mar 1/17 Geometry I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 8/17 Geometry II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 22/17 Graph Theory I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Mar 22/17 Graph Theory II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Apr 5/17 Graph Theory III [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]


Fall 2016
Junior Grade 6 Oct 4-5/16 Cryptography [pdf, solutions]
Oct 11-12/16 Exponents & Prime Numbers [pdf, solutions]
Oct 18-19/16 Pascal's Triangle [pdf, solutions]
Oct 25-26/16 Number Systems and Bases [pdf, solutions]
Nov 1-2/16 Egyptian Mathematics [pdf, solutions]
Nov 8-9/16 Clock Arithmetic [pdf, solutions]
Nov 15-16/16 Arithmetic Tricks [pdf, solutions]
Nov 22-23/16 Beaver Computing Challenge [pdf, solutions]
Junior Grades 7 & 8 Oct 4-5/16 Mathematical Puzzles [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Oct 11-12/16 Continued Fractions [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Oct 18-19/16 Sequences [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Oct 25-26/16 Visual Group Theory [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Nov 1-2/16 The Matrix [pdf, solutions, watch video
Nov 8-9/16 Combinatorial Counting [pdf, solutions, watch video
Nov 15-16/16 Areas of Triangles [pdf, solutions, watch video
Nov 22-23/16 Math Jeopardy [pdf, solutions, watch video]
Intermediate Oct 5/16 Geometry I - Angles [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 12/16 Geometry II - Side Lengths [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 19/16 Geometry III - Circles [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 26/16 Mathematical Games I [pdf, prob set, solutions , watch video]
Nov 2/16 Mathematical Games II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Nov 9/16 Mathematical Games III [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Nov 16/16 Modular Arithmetic I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Nov 23/16 Modular Arithmetic II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Senior Oct 5/16 Forecasting [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 12/16 Statistics [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 19/16 Compound Interest [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Oct 26/16 Optimization I [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]
Nov 2/16 Optimization II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video
Nov 9/16 Optimization III [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video
Nov 16/16 Number Theory I [pdf, prob set, watch video]
Nov 23/16 Number Theory II [pdf, prob set, solutions, watch video]


Previous Weekly Presentations and Related Student Exercises


Junior Grade 6 Junior Grades 7 & 8 Intermediate Senior