ADMISSION APPLICATION ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS
For the Student
(written by the student without help from parents or friends)
Please write a few paragraphs to let us know more about you. Please be sure to put your name on the first line of the essay.
Include the following elements:
1. What you like about math.
2. A particular math problem you found interesting or an experience using math that you enjoyed.
3. Your understanding of what a Math Circle is.
4. What kind of experiences you expect from participating in our math circle.
An essay that includes all these elements should fit in one to three pages (total).
NOTE about element #2: If you describe a particular math problem, it should be one that you know how to solve. Examples from math contest websites, or books on math puzzles or math contests are good sources for problems. You don’t need to go into great detail, but explain the problem clearly and why you found it interesting. If you describe an experience where you used math, please be specific about what mathematical ideas or principles were important and what you enjoyed about the experience.