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 usually make an on-line admission announcement by August 15. The deadline for applying is usually in early September.
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.
MathPath is already accepting applications for summer 2018; they have a "rolling admissions" process.
- MathPath is a famous summer camp for students age 11-14 (see: http://mathpath.org).
- Canada/USA math camp for high schoolers: (see: http://www.mathcamp.org)
- AwesomeMath (see: http://www.awesomemath.org/summer-program/overview/location-dates/)
- Berkeley Math Circle summer program (see: http://mathcircle.berkeley.edu)
- AlphaStar Academy (prep. for contests, see: https://alphastar.academy)
- Idea Math in Cupertino is for students in grades 6-12. (see: http://www.ideamath.org/summerprog.htm)
- Stanford Pre-collegiate Summer Institutes has some math and logic courses (see https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/courses/2018)
- Stanford Logic is Fundamental High School Summer Camp (see http://intrologic.stanford.edu/summercamp/)
Schedule_
2017 - 2018
The follwoing schedule shows who will be leading the circle on a given day.
Date | Grade Level | Leader | Topic | Handouts |
---|---|---|---|---|
September 15 | 7-8 | Tatiana Shubin | Parity and Invariance | |
September 15 | 9-10 | Tom Davis | Pascal's Triangle | |
September 22 | 7-8 and 9-10 | BAMA at SCU : Jayadev Athreya | Benford and Billiards | BAMA_1.pdf |
September 29 | 7-8 | Tom Freeman | Puzzles, Logic, and Proofs | |
September 29 | 9-10 | Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo | Tiling Rectangles | Tiling Rectangles handout |
October 06 | 7-8 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
October 06 | 9-10 | Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo | Games and Codes | |
October 13 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Functional Equations | |
October 13 | 9-10 | Alon Amit | Really Big Numbers and How to Compare Them | |
October 20 | 7-8 | Raghu Subramanian | Invariants | |
October 20 | 9-10 | Lucian Sega | Inscribed Circles | |
October 27 | 7-8 | Ted Alper | Bidding and Bingo | |
October 27 | 9-10 | Raghu Subramanian | Information Theory | |
November 3 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Systems of Equations | |
November 3 | 9-10 | 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 17 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Prime Numbers | |
November 17 | 9-10 | 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 8 | 7-8 | Yul Inn | The Euclidean Algorithm and Bezout's Lemma | |
December 8 | 9-10 | Lucian Sega | Adventures in Trigonometry | |
December 15 | 7-8 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
December 15 | 9-10 | Yul Inn | Turan's Theorem | |
January 5 | 7-8 | Dan Goldston | Exploring Integer Sequences | |
January 5 | 9-10 | Pratima Karpe | Permutations and Puzzles I | Permute_puzzles |
January 12 | 7-8 | Dan Brinkman | Cutting Mobius Strips | |
January 12 | 9-10 | Pratima Karpe | Permutations and Puzzles II | Permute_puzzles |
January 19 5:00-7:00pm | 7-8 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 26 | 7-8 | Alon Amit | Functions as transformations, iterations and cycles | |
January 26 | 9-10 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
February 2 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Sums and Products | |
February 2 | 9-10 | Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo | P-adic numbers | |
February 9 | 7-8 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
February 9 | 9-10 | Lucian Sega | Moments in Geometry | |
February 16 | 7-8 | Tom Davis | BAMO Prep | |
February 16 | 9-10 | 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 2 | 7-8 | Tom Freeman | BAMO Aftermath | |
March 2 | 9-10 | Tom Davis | BAMO Aftermath | |
March 9 | 7-8 | Subra Subrahmanya | Pigeonhole Principle | |
March 9 | 9-10 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
March 16 | 7-8 | Raghu Subramanian | Boolean Algebra and Circuit Design | |
March 16 | 9-10 | Tom Davis | Fractions and Decimals | |
March 23 | 7-8 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
March 23 | 9-10 | Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo | Pentagonal Number Theorem | |
March 30 | 7-8 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
March 30 | 9-10 | Amir Dana | Polynomials and Functional Equations | |
April 6 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Number Bases | |
April 6 | 9-10 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
April 13 | 7-8 | Marc Roth | Bowling Pin Puzzles | |
April 13 | 9-10 | 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 27 | 7-8 | Lucian Sega | Radicals and Radical Equations | |
April 27 | 9-10 | Tom Davis | (Really) Big Numbers | |
May 4 | 7-8 | Paul Zeitz | Expectation | |
May 4 | 9-10 | Josh Zucker | Number Theory | |
May 11 | 7-8 | Stan Isaacs | Pizza and Puzzles |
Note:
- 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.