Pizza Party and Awards – Friday, May 24th, 2019

To Current and Former Students of SJMC:

Please join us on Friday, May 24th, for the final meeting of the 2018-2019 
school year.

Stan Isaacs will bring a wonderful collection of puzzles and we will have
plenty of pizza. Students (including former students and students who
plan to apply for 2019-2020) and their parents and families are invited to
attend.  We will give awards to participants of our monthly math contest.

We will supply the pizza, chips, fruits, cookies and fruit juice. If you wish,
you may bring additional food for either just your family or to share.

If you plan to attend, and haven’t done so already, please RSVP by filling
out this form: https://forms.gle/43ZQhxWQ3jff6Rpm9
This will help us know how many pizzas to buy.

The meeting will take place from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in MacQuarrie Hall
Room 320 on the campus of San Jose State University.

Here’s the directions and some information about parking.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD and ALLOW TIME FOR TRAFFIC and PARKING.

Upcoming Sessions

Intermediate Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
5/3/2019 Marc Roth The Harmonic Mean  
5/10/2019 Ted Alper TBD  
5/17/2019 Matt Lee Trapezoidal Numbers  
5/24/2019 Stan Isaacs Pizza and Puzzles Party  

Advanced Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
5/3/2019 Simon Rubinstein-Salcedo TBD  
5/10/2019 Amir Dana TBD  
5/17/2019 Joshua Zucker TBD  
5/24/2019 Stan Isaacs Pizza and Puzzles Party  

2018 – 2019 BAMA 5 Talk at Santa Clara University

When: April 12, 2019, Friday at 7:30pm

Details

Where: Santa Clara University, Daly Science Building, Room 207

Speaker: Andy Bernoff

Topic: An Introduction to Surface Tension

On Friday, April 12, 2019, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Andy Bernoff will give a talk on “An Introduction to Surface Tension“. This talk will be held on the Santa Clara University campus, in the Daly Science Building, Room 207. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

2018-2019 BAMA 4 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: March 01, 2019, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University, Daly Science Building, Room 207

Speaker: Ravi Vakil

Topic: The Mathematics of Doodling

On Friday, March 01, 2019, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Ravi Vakil will give a talk on “The Mathematics of Doodling”. This talk will be held on the Santa Clara University campus, in the Daly Science Building, Room 207. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO)

BAMO exam is on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Registration is now closed.

Do you like problem solving? Enjoy competition?

The Bay Area Mathematics Olympiad (BAMO) is the first step on the road to competing in the national and international olympics of mathematics. There are two levels of tests: BAMO-8 for students 8th grade and under and BAMO-12 for students 12th grade and under. The test will take place February 26 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on the SJSU campus. 

Space is limited; current and former students of San Jose Math Circle will be given top priority for reserving seats.  We will send out e-mail confirmations by February 20.  There are other sites in the Bay Area to take BAMO.

See the BAMO website: http://www.bamo.org to learn more about the BAMO and to read questions and solutions from prior years.  It is best to spend some time practicing for this competition and learning in advance what is expected. You will have a much better experience if you are prepared.

2018-2019 BAMA 3 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: January 25, 2019, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University, Daly Science Building, Room 207

Speaker: Marion Campisi

Topic: Space Farming and the Euler Characteristic

On Friday, January 25, 2019, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Marion Campisi will give a talk on Space Farming and the Euler Characteristic. This talk will be held on the Santa Clara University campus, in the Daly Science Building, Room 207. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

2018-2019 BAMA 2 Talk at San Jose State University

Details

When: December 7, 2018, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: San Jose State University, Science Building, Room 142

Speaker: Sergei Tabachnikov

Topic: Geometry of Equations

On Friday, December 7, 2018, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Sergei Tabachnikov will give a talk on geometry of Equations. This talk will be held on the San Jose State University campus, in the Science Building, Room 142. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

2018-2019 BAMA 1 Talk at San Jose State University

Details

When: October 12, 2018, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: San Jose State University, Science Building, Room 142

Speaker: Scott Kim

Topic: Turning Math into a Game

On Friday, October 12, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Scott Kim will give a talk on Turning Math into a Game. This talk will be held on the San Jose State University campus, in the Science Building, Room 142. This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture; there will be no meeting on the SJSU MacQuarrie Hall (MH) this week.

Details about the talk, directions and parking information are available at this link. If you park in the parking structure there is a fee for parking.

FIRST Session 2018-2019

For more details see the “Schedule” tab above.

  • First meeting will be September 14, 2018.
  • Tuition payment is due September 28, 2018 but can be submitted earlier. Please make checks payable to United Math Circles Foundation. Also, do not forget to write your child’s name and class in the memo line.