In 1990s, a group of DU and BUET students has formed a mathematical circle under the leadership of Muhammad Shamim & Prof. Dr. Firozzaman (now in USA). From the inspiration on works of BUET Professor Abdul Jabber, one of the top ranked mathematicians of Bangladesh, the then newly formed mathematical circle moved. At first the mathematical circle discussed about pure and applied mathematics, general and applied sciences, and philosophy. The works of Euclid, Al Khawarizmi, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Ibn Sina, Bertrand Russell, Stephen William Hawking are the core motivational source to form this type of science-minded circle. Most of the discussions of the mathematical circle are done in the Modhur Canteen of DU, the Lecture Theater of DU, and the Campus of BUET.
In the whole 1990s, the mathematical circle collected a huge amount of math and science books, science magazines, and biographies of reputed local and global mathematicians and scientists. From the very beginning, the circle has an aim to expand its readers’ society.
In 2004, the mathematical circle has formed an organization named Bangladesh Mathematics Foundation (BMF) in Katabon Dhal of Dhaka, beside Dhaka University (DU). Meanwhile, hundreds of members of BMF started reading circle’s activities like Weekly Math Fun Class, Writing Scripts for Little Magazines, Math Projects, Math Research, Math Festivals, Math Publications etc.
In 2007, Bangladesh Mathematics Foundation (BMF) has achieved the government approval from the Ministry of Social Welfare. After receiving governmental recognition and donation facilities, BMF has worked for the people and the society all over the country.
At present, the organization is in an ascending speed. It organizes many programs and events. For example, Pi Day Festival at Theoretical Physics Department of Dhaka University, Mathematics Department of Dhaka University; Math Fun Classes in all BMF venues; books fare in Amor Ekushey Grontho Mela, Math Festivals with awards giving ceremonies in various educational institutions. These are published in various national newspapers, magazines and television channels. Meanwhile, BMF published more than 200 books and papers on mathematics and sciences.