Upcoming Sessions

NOTE: The BAMA talk for April has been cancelled. We’re having our regular online math session instead.

Dodecahedron Schedule (ONLINE)

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
4/3/20 CANCELLED     
4/10/20 Spencer Bowen (ONLINE) TBD  
4/17/20 Joshua Zucker (ONLINE) Combinatorics VI  
4/24/20 Meera Desai (ONLINE) TBD  
5/1/20 Elysee Wilson-Egolf (ONLINE) King Chickens Handout
5/8/20 Elysee Wilson-Egolf (ONLINE) Change (Generating Functions Handout
       

Icosahedron Schedule (ONLINE)

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
4/3/20 Yul Inn (ONLINE) Committees and Configurations Handout
4/10/20 Yul Inn (ONLINE) Desargues Configuration  Handout
4/17/20 Lucian Sega (ONLINE) TBD  
4/24/20 Lucian Sega (ONLINE) TBD  
5/1/20 Joshua Zucker (ONLINE) Combinatorics VI  
5/8/20 Joshua Zucker (ONLINE) Combinatorics VII  

Math Circle News

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak news, we will not hold in-person
classes this Friday, March 13th. We will continue to evaluate what we do on a week-to-week basis.

Dodecahedron group: SJMC meeting is cancelled. We will send
information about next meetings later.
 
Icosahedron group: Joshua Zucker will run a meeting online. Jordan
Schettler, SJSU professor, has set up a meeting (co-hosted by Josh).
Students, please check your email for instructions on how to join the
meeting.

Additionally, please note that the BAMO 2020 Awards Ceremony has
been cancelled.

CANCELLED: Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) Awards Ceremony

The BAMO Awards Ceremony has been cancelled .

The 22nd annual BAMO took place at participating schools on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2019, and the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. The event is open to BAMO participants and their families/guests.

For more information, please visit the the BAMO website or
click on this
link .

2019-2020 BAMA 4 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: February 28, 2020, Friday at 7:30pm

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

Speaker: Michael Dorff

Topic: Frozen, Soap Bubbles, and Math

On Friday, February 28, 2020, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Michael Dorff will give a talk on “Frozen, Soap Bubbles, and Math”. 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 Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 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 21.  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.

2019-2020 BAMA 3 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: January 31, 2020, Friday at 7:30pm

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

Speaker: Carl Pomerance

Topic: The First Function

On Friday, January 31, 2020, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Carl Pomerance will give a talk on “The First Function”. 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.





2019-2020 BAMA 2 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: December 13, 2019, Friday at 7:30pm

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

Speaker: Jennifer Quinn

Topic: Solving Mathematical Mysteries

On Friday, December 13, 2019, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. Jennifer Quinn will give a talk on “Solving Mathematical Mysteries”. 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.

2019-2020 BAMA Talk 1 at San Jose State University

Details

When: November 1, 2019, Friday at 7:30pm

Where: San Jose State University, Washington Square Hall 207

Speaker: John Stillwell

Topic: All Infinities, Great and Small

On Friday, November 1, 2019, we have a BAMA meeting instead of a regular math circle. John Stillwell will give a talk on “All Infinities, Great and Small”. This talk will be held on the San Jose State University campus, in the Washington Square Hall 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.

Math CIrcle First Session September 13, 2019

For more details see the “Schedule” tab above.

  • SJMC’s first session is on September 13, 2019. Room details is included in the student’s acceptance letter. Please arrive by 6:50pm. 
  • Tuition payment is due September 27, 2019 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.

The United Math Circles Foundation is the official umbrella organization for the San Jose Math Circle. The United Math Circles Foundation is a non-profit organization