Los Angeles Math Circle

Welcome to the Los Angeles Math Circle (LAMC)!

Web site migration

We have moved to a new website, circles.math.ucla.edu. Please contact us if you experience any technical issues with the new site.

FALL SESSION 2019 information

  • The dates for the Fall session are October 6th -- December 8th.
  • There is no meeting on December 1st (Thanksgiving weekend)
  • Detailed information about  locations, times and name of instructors for all of the groups is available in Current Quarter Info section.
  • We have finalized enrollment into all of the groups in the Fall 2019 session.
     

Enrollment for new  students

  1. We do not anticipate any spots for new applicants for Fall 2019. If a spot opens up, we will review all applications into the group and contact you if we have a spot for your child. 
  2. New applicants in elementary and middle school should apply to our Summer session. Summer session is designed specifically for new students. Academic year students are not accepted into the summer session. Thus, this is the best way for a new student to experience the math circle. Applications are out every May. All the applicants are tested. However, we only have most of elementary and middle school grade levels in the summer session.
  3. New applicants who are high school students should provide all the details of their math-related academic activities in the application. List the course you are currently taking (or just completed), such as Honors Geometry, Calculus BC, etc. Add courses that you took online (e.g., through Art of Problem Solving), competitions  results (from American Math Competition, American Invitational Math Exam, Bay Area Math Olympiad, Math Kangaroo). 

Enrollment for continuing students

All continuing academic year students in good standing  are guaranteed a spot in the math circle. However, you still have to submit the application every session (Fall, Winter and Spring). This is the only way for us to know you are interested in continuing with the program.
 

Recent News

Congratulations to our 2019 graduating seniors!

(Left to Right): Emily Wesel, Ian Joffe, Pranav Kalyan, and Emma Wong

IAN JOFFE

Ian will be attending Berkeley Engineering. He has been in Math Circle for 4 years. 

Ian scored a perfect score on his Math SAT, a 5 on his AP Calculus BC exam, and is a National Merit Scholarship finalist. He is also a TA in his school's Mathematics department and has been self-employed as a math tutor for five years.  Ian has been awarded the highest level (platinum status) in American Mensa’s Honor Society.

EMILY WESEL

(Left to right) Rowan Wang and Olga Radko

Emily is going to Stanford University to major in Computer Science. She has been a Math Circle participant for the last six years. 

“Thank you for making Math Circle happen! It has truly helped me mature as a math student.”  

EMMA WONG

Emma is heading to  MIT  as an undeclared major. She has been a Math Circle participant for seven years.

ROWAN WANG

Rowan will be attending UCLA with a major in Psychobiology or Neuroscience. She has attended Math Circles for about 7 years. She is also a previous winner of the Raytheon MathMovesU scholarship, and this past year she won the Hart High School District CSF Scholarship. In athletics, Rowan won Beam and placed third All-Around at Level 9 Nationals for gymnastics.

Coming up next weekend:

10/13 -- Advanced 1A: Advanced 1A: Intro to Probability 1

We start off probability by introducing some set theory notation and defining sample spaces. Then we apply those to classical probability questions.

10/13 -- Advanced 1B: Week 2: Intro to probability

We start off probability by introducing some set theory notation and defining sample spaces. Then we apply those to classical probability questions.

10/13 -- Advanced 2A: Wallpaper Symmetries II

We will continue to answer some of the questions posed about wallpaper symmetries.

10/13 -- Advanced 2B: Gaussian Integers 2

Characterization of which positive integers are sums of squares

10/13 -- Beginners 1A: Ciphers 2

An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging letters of another word or phrase. Most often, all the original letters are used once. For example, the words "silent" and "listen" form an anagram. This time, we will have anagrams for a warm-up and then study two ciphers: pigpen cipher and rail fence cipher.

10/13 -- Beginners 1B: Ciphers 2

An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging letters of another word or phrase. Most often, all the original letters are used once. For example, the words "silent" and "listen" form an anagram. This time, we will have anagrams for a warm-up and then study two ciphers: pigpen cipher and rail fence cipher.

10/13 -- Beginners 2A: Egyptian Multiplication

An alternate method of multiplication based in binary numbers and the basic ideas of the distributive property.

10/13 -- Beginners 2B: Egyptian Multiplication

An alternate method of multiplication based in binary numbers and the basic ideas of the distributive property.

10/13 -- BNP: Chapter 2: Parts of a Number

We will continue the BNP curriculum.

10/13 -- BNP Bridge: Problem Solving

We will solve a variety of fun problems.

10/13 -- Intermediate 1A: Egyptian fractions part II

10/13 -- Intermediate 1B: Egyptian fractions part II

10/13 -- Intermediate 2A: Tilings and Colorings

We will discuss board-tiling problems-- is it possible to completely cover a region with a particular set of tiles without overlap? -- and interesting mathematical problems that arise from these puzzles.

10/13 -- Intermediate 2B: Tilings and Colorings

We will discuss board-tiling problems-- is it possible to completely cover a region with a particular set of tiles without overlap? -- and interesting mathematical problems that arise from these puzzles.