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 Ithaca High School Math Seminar (Grades 1012)
 Math Explorer's Club (Grades 812)
 Math Clubs & Circles (Grades K12)
 Math Tutoring
 GAIM: Girls' Adventures in Math (Grades 38 girls)
 Mathematics Competitions (Grades 712)
 Math Discovery Workshops (Grades 25)
 Family Mathematics Program (Grades 710)
 ENewsletter for Parents/Guardians/Students
 Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
 Discrete Mathematical Explorations (DIMEX)
Opportunities for K12 Students
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Ithaca High School Math Seminar (Grades 1012)
The Math Seminar at Ithaca High School provides advanced mathematics instruction for students who have exhausted (or nearly exhausted) the highschool mathematics curriculum. The purpose of the seminar, which meets at the high school during school hours, is to introduce students to topics that they would typically not see until their junior or senior year in college and to encourage more high school students to major in mathematics when they go to college.
Over the course of the academic year, the seminar consists of three graduate students introducing topics related to their research interests and then guiding students in the development of their own endofterm research projects. While by no means new research, the projects enable the highschool students to explore topics of interest.
The Math Seminar was developed and conducted for several years with NSF funding. The Cornell University graduate student instructors of the Math Seminar course are funded by the Cornell Department of Mathematics and the Center for Applied Mathematics. This is a joint outreach activity with Ithaca High School, and as such, a portion of the financial support for Math Seminar is provided by the Ithaca City School District.
See past coverage in the Cornell Chronicle  2015, 2016.
Academic Year 20212022 Math Seminar Updates

Math seminar sessions for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 are being planned to take place at Ithaca High School

Students outside of Ithaca High School are welcome to join in sessions that will take place virtually on weekends (logistics TBD). To express interest, complete this survey (forthcoming).

At minimum, students who enroll in Math Seminar must have previously taken calculus or are taking it concurrently
For more information or questions about the Ithaca High School Math Seminar, please contact Mary Ann Huntley.
Math Explorer's Club (Grades 812)
The Math Explorer's Club (MEC) consists of a sequence of lessons, led by graduate students and facilitated by undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, that introduce new mathematical concepts and problemsolving strategies to grades 812 students. Lessons are designed to be interactive, providing opportunities for participants to ask and refine questions, develop ideas and definitions, and solve problems cooperatively. Students are encouraged to share what they have learned with the general public by creating a presentation or poster based on their experience.
The Department of Mathematics generally offers one or two Math Explorer's Club modules on the Cornell campus each semester. Students can expect interactive lessons taught in a cooperative and supportive learning environment = lots of fun!
See past coverage in the Cornell Chronicle.
Fall 2021 Math Explorer's Club Offerings are not yet scheduled.
Background: The content that is taught in Math Explorer's Club is based on a collection of modules that was developed by graduate students through support from the National Science Foundation.
For more information about Math Explorer's Club, contact X (TBD).
Math Clubs & Circles (Grades K12)
The Department of Mathematics at Cornell University supports several local math clubs and circles. Some math clubs and circles have been in existence since the 1990s, and others are just being formed. Underlying each club are the following two goals: to stimulate students' interest in mathematics, and to develop students' problemsolving skills. At some sites, students engage in recreational mathematics; at others, students are coached for math competitions, such as AMC8, Math Counts, and MOEMS (Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools).
The Girls' Math Circle at Cornell offers girls a fun, intimate, and socially comfortable environment to explore mathematics, and building math competence with other likeminded girls. Preparing for math competitions is one focus of the weekly meetings. Girls' Math Circle is divided into four groupings:
 Maria Agnesi Cohort (grades 45)
 Ada Lovelace 2 Cohort (grades 68)
 Ada Lovelace 1 Cohort (grades 810)
 Maryam Mirzakhani Cohort (grades 1112)
If you are a teacher, school administrator, or parent who is interested in starting a club, contact X (TBD).
If you are a student who is interested in joining a math club, more information is provided in the table below.
20212022

Grades 
Meetings 
Contact Person 
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Math Tutoring
TBD organizes mathematics tutoring at local schools, community centers, and other sites around the region. Volunteer (unpaid) tutors include undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty. Please contact X (TBD) if: (a) you are a Cornell University student or faculty member and would like to be a volunteer tutor, or (b) you are a teacher and would like to discuss having one or more mathematics tutors to assist during classroom instruction or during after school hours.
Heather Peterson maintains a list of Cornell University students who are interested in serving as private math tutors. Please understand that neither Cornell University nor the Department of Mathematics makes any representations as to the suitability of these potential private tutors. Anyone wishing to engage these students as tutors, particularly for underaged tutees, is solely responsible for all screening of candidates and hiring decisions, and should not interpret our linking you with potential tutors as an endorsement of the tutors. To request a tutor, please complete the information requested here.
GAIM: Girls' Adventures in Math (Grades 38 girls)
Girls' Adventures in Math (GAIM) is a comicbased math competition that each year features four women who have made substantial contributions to the fields of mathematics and science. The event begins with a 60minute, 16question Round 1 and a 20 minute research question Round 2, followed by strategy games. Teams of four students from the same school compete in one of two divisions: Upper Elementary, for grades 35, and Middle, for grades 68.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
Mathematics Competitions (Grades 712)
The Cornell Mathematics Department supports local students in a variety of math competitions. Faculty and graduate students are involved in coaching the students in preparing for the competitions.
Math Discovery Workshops (Grades 25)
Handson activities that engage students in mathematics.
 Gr. 2: Who is bigger, you or your shadow?
 Gr. 3: Shapes and numbers, including figuring out the number of dots in various triangles, finding primes, and verifying Goldbach's Conjecture up to 38
 Gr. 4: Building tetrahedon, cube, and octahedon, and discovering Euler's formula
 Gr. 5: Probability and statistics of rolling 1, 2, and 4 number cubes
More information will be forthcoming.
Family Mathematics Program (Grades 710)
Together with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY), the Cornell Mathematics Department and Center for Applied Mathematics sometimes hosts an allday mathematics program for students in grades 710 and their parents/caregivers. It is the philosophy of the program that the family relationship is critical in nurturing the potential of students, so it is a program requirement that each student be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
ENewsletter for Parents/Guardians/Students
An electronic mailing list is used for disseminating information to parents, guardians, and students about upcoming mathematics education events at Cornell, opportunities for students in grades K12, and other news related to mathematics education. To be added to the electronic mailing list, please email your contact information to X (TBD).
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is an opportunity for students to participate in mathematical games and activities in a collaborative setting. During sessions, small group work is facilitated by Cornell graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty.
More information about Julia Robinson Math Festivals can be found at jrmf.org.
The next offering of this program has not been scheduled.
Discrete Mathematical Explorations (DIMEX)
As part of her NSFfunded CAREER grant, Dr. Karola Mészáros is working with grades 912 students on discrete mathematical structures, which are at the heart of many modern disciplines, including computer science.
Funding provided by NSF Grant #1847284