Date | Leader | Topic | Handouts |
---|---|---|---|

September 09 | Zvezdelina Stankova | Before and Beyond IMO | |

September 16 | Ivan Matic | Counting with Bijections | pdf, challenge |

September 23 | Tom Davis | Infinity | pdf, challenge |

September 30 | Lucian Sega | Perfect Squares | pdf, challenge |

October 07 | Joshua Zucker | Close Encounters of the Stirling Kind | pdf, challenge |

October 14 | BAMA at SCU: Eleanor Rieffel | From Photographs to Models: the Geometry of Image-Based 3D Reconstruction | |

October 21 | Tom Rike | Heptadecagon | challenge |

October 28 | Kent Morrison | Optimal Stopping Rules | challenge, pdf |

November 04 | David Farmer and Ameya Pitale | Combinatorial Games | |

November 11 | David Farmer and Jeremy Van Horn-Morris | Curvature of Surfaces | |

November 20 | BAMA at SCU: Robert Bryant | Rolling and Tumbling—The idea of Holonomy | |

November 25 | Break | Thanksgiving Break | |

December 02 | Matt Beck | Mobius Strip | |

December 09 | Tom Davis, Tatiana Shubin, and guests | A Russian-Style Math Circle | problem set 1 (doc), problem set 1 (pdf) |

December 16 | BAMA at SJSU: Melanie Wood | Random Behavior in the Prime Numbers | |

December 23 | Break | Winter Break | |

December 30 | Break | Winter Break | |

January 06 | BAMA at SJSU: Bruce Reznick | What does “>” really mean? | |

January 13 | Alon Amit | Problems about Squares | |

January 16 | Meets at Moscone Center: SIGMAA on Circles |
The Great Math Wrangle at the Joint Math Meeting (see SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers – <a href=”http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2124_sigma.html”>here</a>), San Francisco, Moscone center. Room 3008. To participate, contac | |

January 16 | Meets at Moscone Center: Joshua Zucker |
Demostration Math Circle at the Joint Math Meetings, San Francisco, Moscone Center, Room 3008. To participate contact Tatiana Shubin <shubin@math.sjsu.edu> | |

January 20 | Tatiana Shubin | Introduction to Group Theory | doc |

January 27 | Brian Conrey | The Game of Set | |

February 03 | David Auckly | Permutation Puzzles | |

February 10 | BAMA at SCU: Federico Ardila | Matroids as a Theory of Independence | |

February 17 | Paul Zeitz | Prep for BAMO | |

February 23 | Contest | BAMO | BAMO 8, BAMO 12 |

February 24 | Tom Davis and/or Tatiana Shubin | BAMO Aftermath | |

March 03 | Tom Davis | Kenken and Mathematics | |

March 10 | BAMA at SJSU: Ted Hill | The First-Digit Phenomenon, or Benford’s Law | |

March 17 | Timothy Chu, Cynthia Day, Tony Ho | TBD | |

March 24 | Joshua Zucker | Counting Tilings | |

April 07 | Steve Blasberg | A First-Hand Look at the 2010 AIME | |

April 14 | Tom Davis, Tatiana Shubin and guests | A Russian-Style Math Circle | problem set 1 (pdf) |

April 21 | Matt Beck | Points, Lines, Planes, and Hyperplanes | |

April 28 | Tom Rike | Geometric Construction Problems | |

May 05 | TBD | Pizza & Puzzle Party! |