### The Math Circles History

The math circles tradition comes from the Eastern Europe.

From the “History of the American Math Circle Experience ”:

From James Tanton, “Math Circles and Olympiads”:

You can read more about US math circles at the
National Association of
Math Circles web site.

### The Prime Factor History

The Prime Factor was officially created in Summer 2010. It is a
direct spin-off from the Northwest Academy of
Sciences (an organization that hosts the existing
system of the volunteer-run math circles and hosts the local chapter of
the Math Kangaroo competition). The idea
behind the creation of Prime Factor is to expand the network of Math
Circles that are available to Seattle area students.

Prime Factor Math Circle is a nonprofit organization. The
goal of Prime Factor is to engage school children in the world of
extracurricular mathematics with the purpose of developing their math
knowledge, problem solving skills and creative thinking abilities. We have a
lot of plans and ideas how to grow and expand. We welcome donations and we will put
them to a good use.