San Jose Math Circle and summer vacation

San Jose Math Circle does not meet during summer vacation.
The meeting schedule for 2018-19 will be updated in early September.
We plan to make an announcement on this website about how to apply for admission by August 15, 2018.
The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 academics year will probably be Septembe 2, 2018.

Time to apply to summer Math Camps

San Jose Math Circle does not offer a summer program, but around the U.S. there are many great math summer camps. The best summer programs usually have an application process and are selective.
MathPath is already accepting applications for summer 2018; they have a "rolling admissions" process.


2017 - 2018

The follwoing schedule shows who will be leading the circle on a given day.

Date Grade Level Leader Topic Handouts
September 157-8 Tatiana Shubin Parity and Invariance
September 159-10 Tom Davis Pascal's Triangle
September 22 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SCU : Jayadev Athreya Benford and Billiards BAMA_1.pdf
September 297-8 Tom Freeman Puzzles, Logic, and Proofs
September 299-10 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo Tiling Rectangles Tiling Rectangles handout
October 067-8 Josh Zucker Number Theory
October 069-10 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo Games and Codes
October 137-8 Lucian Sega Functional Equations
October 139-10 Alon Amit Really Big Numbers and How to Compare Them
October 207-8 Raghu Subramanian Invariants
October 209-10 Lucian Sega Inscribed Circles
October 277-8 Ted Alper Bidding and Bingo
October 279-10 Raghu Subramanian Information Theory
November 37-8 Lucian Sega Systems of Equations
November 39-10 Tom Freeman and Leander TenHoff Various math problems
November 8 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SCU : Francis Su Mathematics and Magic of Card Shuffling BAMA_2.pdf
November 177-8 Lucian Sega Prime Numbers
November 179-10 Ted Alper Finite State Machines and Markov Processes
December 1 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SJSU : Susan Durst Powersets and the Littlewood-Offord Problem BAMA_3.pdf
December 87-8 Yul Inn The Euclidean Algorithm and Bezout's Lemma
December 89-10 Lucian Sega Adventures in Trigonometry
December 157-8 Josh Zucker Number Theory
December 159-10 Yul Inn Turan's Theorem
January 57-8 Dan Goldston Exploring Integer Sequences
January 59-10 Pratima Karpe Permutations and Puzzles I Permute_puzzles
January 127-8 Dan Brinkman Cutting Mobius Strips
January 129-10 Pratima Karpe Permutations and Puzzles II Permute_puzzles
January 19 5:00-7:00pm7-8 and 9-10 Andy Liu Puzzles and Math Competitions Puzzle_Andy_Lui
January 19 7:30-8:30pm 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SJSU : Paul Zeitz Continued Fractions and Hyperbolic Geometry BAMA_4.pdf
January 267-8 Alon Amit Functions as transformations, iterations and cycles
January 269-10 Josh Zucker Number Theory
February 27-8 Lucian Sega Sums and Products
February 29-10 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo P-adic numbers
February 97-8 Josh Zucker Number Theory
February 99-10 Lucian Sega Moments in Geometry
February 167-8 Tom Davis BAMO Prep
February 169-10 Matt Lee BAMO Prep
February 23 7:30-8:30pm 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SCU : Deanna Haunsperger A Glimpse at the Horizon BAMA_5.pdf
March 27-8 Tom Freeman BAMO Aftermath
March 29-10 Tom Davis BAMO Aftermath
March 97-8 Subra Subrahmanya Pigeonhole Principle
March 99-10 Josh Zucker Number Theory
March 167-8 Raghu Subramanian Boolean Algebra and Circuit Design
March 169-10 Tom Davis Fractions and Decimals
March 237-8 Josh Zucker Number Theory
March 239-10 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo Pentagonal Number Theorem
March 307-8 Josh Zucker Number Theory
March 309-10 Amir Dana Polynomials and Functional Equations
April 67-8 Lucian Sega Number Bases
April 69-10 Josh Zucker Number Theory
April 137-8 Marc Roth Bowling Pin Puzzles
April 139-10 Matt Lee Factoring with Fermat
April 20 7:30-8:30pm 7-8 and 9-10 BAMA at SCU : Thomas Banchoff Cylinders and Mobius Bands: How can we see the difference? BAMA_6.pdf
April 277-8 Lucian Sega Radicals and Radical Equations
April 279-10 Tom Davis (Really) Big Numbers
May 47-8 Paul Zeitz Expectation
May 49-10 Josh Zucker Number Theory
May 117-8 Stan Isaacs Pizza and Puzzles

  • Some topics have not yet been decided, hence the "TBD" = "To Be Deteremined".
  • SJMC meetings take place regularly on Fridays, in MH-320 and MH-324 at SJSU, from 7:0\0pm to 9:00pm.