2017 - 2018

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

Date Leader Topic Handouts
September 15Tatiana Shubin(Intermediate) Parity and Invariance
September 15Tom Davis(Advanced) Pascal's Triangle
September 22BAMA at SCU: Jayadev AthreyaBenford and BilliardsBAMA 1 handout
September 29Tom Freeman (Intermediate) Puzzles, Logic and Proofs
September 29Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo(Advanced) Tiling RectanglesTiling Rectangles handout
October 06Joshua Zucker(Intermediate) Number Theory
October 06Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo(Advanced) Games and Codes
October 13Lucian Sega(Intermediate) Functional Equations
October 13Alon Amit(Advanced) Really Big Numbers and How to Compare Them
October 20Raghu Subramanian(Intermediate) Invariants
October 20Lucian Sega(Advanced) Inscribed Circles
October 27Ted Alper(Intermediate) Biding and Bingo
October 27Raghu Subramanian(Advanced) Information Theory
November 03Lucian Sega(Intemediate) Systems of Equations
November 03Tom Freeman and Leander TenHoff(Advanced) Various math problems
November 08BAMA at SCU: Francis SuMathematics and Magic of Card ShufflingBAMA 2 handout
November 17Lucian Sega(Intermediate) Prime Numbers
November 17Ted Alper (Advanced) Finite State Machines and Markov Processes
December 01BAMA at SJSU: Susan DurstPowersets and Littlewood-Offord ProblemBAMA 3 handout
December 08Yul Inn(Intermediate) The Euclidean Algorithm and Bezout's Lemma
December 08Lucian Sega (Advanced) Adventures in Trigonometry
December 15Joshua Zucker(Intermediate) Number Theory
December 15Yul Inn(Advanced) Turan's Theorem
January 05Daniel Goldston(Intermediate) Exploring Integer Sequences
January 05Pratima Karpe(Advanced) Permutations and Puzzles IPermute Puzzles handout
January 12Dan Brinkman(Intermediate) Cutting Mobius Strips
January 12Pratima Karpe(Advanced) Permutations and Puzzles IIPermute Puzzles handout
January 19BAMA at SJSU: Paul Zeitz (7:30pm-8:30pm)Continued Fractions and Hyperbolic GeometryBAMA 4 handout
January 19Andy Liu (5:00-7:00pm)(Combined) Puzzles and Math CompetitionsLiu Puzzles handout
January 26Alon Amit(Intermediate) Functions as transformations, iterations and cycles
January 26Joshua Zucker(Advanced) Number Theory
February 02Lucian Sega(Intermediate) Sums and Products
February 02Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo(Advanced) P-adic numbers
February 09Joshua Zucker(Intermediate) Number Theory
February 09Lucian Sega(Advanced) Moments in Geometry
February 16Tom Davis(Intermediate) BAMO Prep
February 16Matthew Lee(Advanced) BAMO Prep
February 23BAMA at SCU: Deanna HaunspergerA Glimpse at the HorizonBAMA 5 handout
March 02Tom Freeman(Intermediate) BAMO Aftermath
March 02Tom Davis(Advanced) BAMO Aftermath
March 09Subra Subrahmanya(Intermediate) Pigeonhole Principle
March 09Joshua Zucker(Advanced) Number Theory
March 16Raghu Subramanian(Intermediate) Boolean Algebra and Circuit Design
March 16Tom Davis(Advanced) Fractions and Decimals
March 23Joshua Zucker(Intermediate) Number Theory
March 23Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo(Advanced) Pentagonal Number Theorem
March 30Joshua Zucker(Intermediate) Number Theory
March 30Amir Dana(Advanced) Polynomials and Functional Equations
April 06Lucian Sega(Intermediate) Number Bases
April 06Joshua Zucker (Advanced) Number Theory
April 13Marc Roth(Intermediate) Bowling Pin Puzzles
April 13Matthew Lee(Advanced) Factoring with Fermat
April 20BAMA at SCU: Thomas BanchoffCylinders and Mobius Bands: How can we see the difference?BAMA 6 handout
April 27Lucian Sega(Intermediate) Radicals and Radical Equations
April 27Tom Davis(Advanced) (Really) Big Numbers
May 04Paul Zeitz(Intermediate) Expectation
May 04Joshua Zucker(Advanced) Number Theory
May 11Stan IsaacsPizza and Puzzles

  • 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 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.
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