2016 - 2017

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

Date Leader Topic Handouts
September 21Tatiana ShubinDecanting problem (AKA Euclidean Algorithm)
September 28Josh ZuckerCombinatorics I
October 05Matt LeeFractions and Decimals: Lambert, Gauss, and Beyond
October 12Zvezda StankovaProofs and How to Write Them
October 19Frank SottileCardano and the Cubic
October 21BAMA at SJSU: Brian ConreyRandomness in the Prime NumbersHandout for Brian Conrey 2016-10-21
October 26Josh ZuckerCombinatorics II
November 02Paul Zeitz and guestsRussian-style math circleHomework problems
November 09BAMA at SCU: Martin WeissmanThe Secret Lives of FractionsBAMA 2 2016 Secret Lives of Fractions
November 16Tom DavisMatrices and Probability
November 30Josh ZuckerCombinatorics III
December 07BAMA at SJSU: Jordan SchettlerNumber Theory and MusicBAMA 3 Number Theory and Music
December 14Pratima KarpeExploration of the game SET
December 21Maria YershovPigeonhole Principle
January 04Josh ZuckerCombinatorics IV
January 11Bogdan Suceava3D Geometry and geometric problem solvingIn class problems
January 18Tatiana ShubinProblem Solving: Counting, Geometry, AlgebraProblems for 2017-01-18
January 25Lucian SegaPythagorean Triples
February 01Josh ZuckerCombinatorics V
February 03BAMA at SCU: John SullivanSoap Bubbles and PolyhedraBAMA 4 Soap Bubbles and Polyhedra
February 08Lucian SegaMathematical Induction
February 15Karl SchafferPolyhedra on a Shoestring
February 22Tom DavisBAMO Prep
March 01Tom DavisBAMO Aftermath
March 03BAMA at SCU: Jeffery HoffsteinPublic Key CryptographyBAMA 5 summary of talk and directions
March 08Josh ZuckerCombinatorics VI
March 15Tom DavisAn Introduction to Group Theory
March 22Yul InnTournaments on Directed Graphs I
March 29Yul InnTournaments on Directed Graphs II
April 05BAMA at SJSU: Robert MegginsonGot Math? We did, Long Before Europeans Arrived!BAMA 6 Summary of talk and directions
April 12Ted AlperSome combinatorial problems
April 19Josh ZuckerCombinatorics VII
April 26Tom FreemanMathematics of Perspective DrawingPerspective Drawing activities
May 03Josh ZuckerCombinatorics VIII
May 10Stan Isaacs and Tatiana ShubinPizza and Puzzles Party

  • Some topics have not yet been decided, hence the "TBD" = "To Be Determined".
  • The dark red dates are BAMA talks so there will be no SJMC meeting.
  • SJMC meetings take place regularly on Fridays, in MH-320 and MH-324 at SJSU, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, see directions.
  • If you'd like to see your name on this schedule page, as a leader of a circle session, contact us!
  • Handouts of past meetings will be posted as we receive them. If you have past handouts that you don't see here, please let us know.
  • Read more about Russian-style circles.