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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.

Upcoming Sessions

 

BAMA Talk Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
3/1/19 BAMA at SCU: Ravi Vakil The Mathematics of Doodling BAMA 4 handout

Intermediate Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
2/1/19 Joshua Zucker TBD  
2/8/19 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo Tiling Rectangles Handout
2/15/19 Subra Subrahmanya Sequences  
2/22/19 Ted Alper BAMO Prep  
2/26/19 BAMO Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad  

Advanced Schedule

Date Instructor Topic Handouts
2/1/19 Lucian Sega Inequalities  
2/8/19 Joshua Zucker TBD  
2/15/19 Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo TBD  
2/22/19 Tom Davis BAMO Prep  
2/26/19 BAMO Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad  

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.

About SJMC

The San Jose Math Circle (SJMC) is a weekly math meeting for middle school and high school students. Around 60 students come each week and are presented with difficult, original and always fun mathematical puzzles. For details on when and where we meet, and who can come, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For past and future meetings, see the schedule page, and if you want to know more about our circle, visit the about page.

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.

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.

Admission Decisions sent for 2018-2019

According to our records, we have now sent e-mail responses to everyone who applied for admission for the 2018-2019 academic year.
If you applied and have not received a response, please let us know by sending us an e-mail.
This year we had twice as many students apply to our Intermediate class as we had room for. This forced us to turn away many qualified students. If you have any questions please let us know and we will respond as best we can.