## General Math Circle Questions

**What is a Math Circle?**

A **math circle** is a social structure where participants engage in the depths and intricacies of mathematical thinking, propagate the culture of doing mathematics, and create knowledge. To reach these goals, participants partake in problem-solving, mathematical modeling, the practice of art, and philosophical discourse.

**Am I expected to participate in a competition if I join the circle?**

No. We offer all the tools and techniques for you to be successful when participating in a competition if you choose to. But, the readiness of each kid and the choice to participate is up to them

**What can I expect in a typical Session?**

A typical session will consist of a lecture with heavy group participation followed by solving a set of problems as a group. At the end of the group solving session, all problems will be discussed in front of the class.

**How can I make sure that I am not overwhelmed with all the concepts discussed and that I am in the right class?**

All students will be given a placement test before adding them to a class. Based on how they score, they will be placed under Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced class. Details on the topics given in the placement test can be found here