UI Department of Mathematics outreach programs

Heartland Mathematics Partnership schools

  • University of Iowa
  • Bradley University
  • Central College
  • Clarke College
  • Coe College
  • Cornell College
  • Grinnell College
  • Loras College
  • Luther College
  • Simpson College
  • Truman State University
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Wartburg College

Learn more about the partnership

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Iowa offers an enrichment program for junior high school students.

We’ll meet twice per month starting Dec. 4 in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa to discuss some advanced topics in mathematics not always covered by the school curriculum. The material will feature higher than normal level of difficulty to provide extra challenge to students. The particular topics will include problem solving strategies, number theory, divisibility tests, prime factorization, initiation to geometry, Pythagorean triples, counting, and probability.

Students will be given homework regularly to reinforce new concepts. The homework will be graded, and feedback will be given. There will be homework help session via Zoom.

We invite motivated and hard-working students who love mathematics and ready for extra challenge and fun!

Check back for updated program information.

This is an outreach program supported by the Mathematical Association of America and it is offered free of charge. Once all spots are filled, students will be placed on waitlist. Registration is for the entire program, not individual dates.


Location: Math Tutorial Lab, 125 MacLean Hall (MLH)
E-mail: math-tutorial-lab@uiowa.edu

The goal of Kids Math Club is to collaborate and discuss to solve problems and present mathematical ideas to others.

Students stand in front of a blackboard with math written on it


Eight elementary school students who have basic knowledge of multiplication, fraction, quotient, and factorization.


113 MacLean Hall (MH)


Check back for updated program information.

Note: A guardian is required to stay during the program.

Graduate TAs

Event organizers

This activity is funded by the National Science Foundation DMS-2005450.

Math Platoon is a collaboration between Dr. Colleen Mitchell of the Department of Mathematics and IVETS. When Dr. Mitchell's husband, a Marine Corps veteran, heard about IVETS's call for math professors to start a tutoring program, he told her how much of a difference this program would have made when he returned to college for his degree in engineering. She decided to make the program a reality.

Veteran and military-connected students talking about math in front of a whiteboard

Dr. Mitchell and a team of graduate students began holding twice-weekly tutoring sessions for military-connected students in January 2020. The meetings moved to Zoom when the university switched to virtual instruction in March 2021, but are now fully in-person again.

Math Platoon meets twice a week in 304 Calvin Hall:

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Mondays
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays

Learn more about veteran and military community tutoring 

Mission statement

The mission of Women in Mathematics (WIM) at the University of Iowa is to foster the success of women in math at all levels from undergraduate through faculty. WIM strives to encourage women mathematicians through mentoring relationships and monthly activities. These activities include invited speakers, lunches, and informal outings. We provide an opportunity for interaction with outstanding women mathematicians and a supportive community for women in the department.


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