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.

Upcoming Sessions

BAMA Talks Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
2/28/19 BAMA at SCU: Michael Dorff Frozen, Soap Bubbles, and Math Handout
       

Dodecahedron Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
2/7/20 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo TBD  
2/14/20 Elysee Wilson-Egolf TBD  
2/21/20 Lucian Sega BAMO Prep  
2/26/20 Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO)  
2/28/20 See BAMA Schedule  
3/6/20 Joshua Zucker Combinatorics V  
3/13/20 Elysee Wilson-Egolf TBD  
3/20/20 TBD TBD  
3/27/20 Ali Gurel TBD  
       

Icosahedron Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
2/7/20 Joshua Zucker Combinatorics III  
2/14/20 Joshua Zucker Combinatorics IV  
2/21/20 Tom Davis BAMO Prep  
2/26/20 Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO)  
2/28/20 See BAMA Schedule  
3/6/20 TBD TBD  
3/13/20 Ali Gurel TBD  
3/20/20 Joshua Zucker Combinatorics V  
3/27/20 Amir Dana TBD  

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.

SJMC 2019 – 2020

  • Decision letters had been sent out.  Please check your email folder if you had submitted an  application for this school year. 
  • The first math circle session will be on Friday, September 13, 2019.
  • Tuition payment is due September 27, 2019 but can be submitted earlier. Please make your check payable to United Math Circles Foundation. Do not forget to write your child’s name and group in the memo line.

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.

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