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Upcoming Sessions

 

BAMA Talks Schedule

Date

Instructor

Topic

Handout

10/13/2020 Edmund Harriss CNC Craft:The mathematics of moving machines to make  Handout
12/01/2020 Steve Trettel Life in Curved Space Handout
02/09/2021 TBD TBD  
       
       

Math Circle Sessions

Date

Instructor

Topic

Handout

1/8/2021 Spencer Bowen Stack Up  
1/15/2021 Joshua Zucker Chromatic Polynomials  
1/22/2021 Joshua ZUcker TBD  
1/29/2021 Matt Roscoe Menger Sponge  
2/5/2021 TBD TBD  
2/12/2021 TBD TBD  
2/19/2021 Joshua Zucker TBD  
2/26/2021 TBD TBD  
3/5/2021 Yul Inn TBD  
3/12/2021 Yul Inn TBD  
3/19/2021 Joshua Zucker TBD  
3/26/2021 Alon Amit Big Numbers  
4/2/2021 Alon Amit TBD  
4/9/2021 TBD TBD  
4/16/2021 Joshua Zucker TBD  
4/23/2021 TBD TBD  
4/30/2021 TBD TBDS  
5/7/2021 TBD    
5/14/2021 Joshua Zucker TBD  

2020 – 2021 BAMA 2 Talk at Santa Clara University

Details

When: December 1, 2020 Tuesday, at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University via Zoom (More information appears in the poster) Please click on the link below.

Speaker: Steve Trettel

Topic: Life In Curved Space

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Steve Trettel will give a talk on “Life in Curved Space”. This talk will be held in Santa Clara University, Zoom (More information appears in the link below) . This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

Details about the talk and more information are available at this link.

2020-2021 BAMA 1 TALK AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

Details

When: October 13, 2020 Tuesday, at 7:30pm

Where: Santa Clara University via Zoom (More information appears in the poster) Please click on the link below.

Speaker: Edmund Harriss

Topic: CNC Craft: The Mathematics of Moving Machines to Make

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Edmund Harriss will give a talk on “CNC Craft: The mathematics of moving machines to make”. This talk will be held in Santa Clara University, Zoom (More information appears in the link below) . This lecture is free and open to the public. All San Jose Math Circle students are expected to attend the BAMA lecture.

Details about the talk and more information are available at this link.

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.

Featured: Summer Programs

Math Summer Programs

San Jose Math Circle does not offer a summer program, but around the U.S. there are many great math summer camps. The best summer programs usually have an application process and are selective.

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.