Los Angeles Math Circle

Welcome to the Los Angeles Math Circle (LAMC)!

Winter Session 2020 information

  • The dates for the Winter 2020 session are January 12th -- March 15th.
  • There is no meeting on February 16th (President's Day weekend)
  • Detailed information about  locations, times and name of instructors for all of the groups is available in Current Quarter Info section.

Enrollment for new  students

  1. We do not anticipate any spots for new applicants for Winter 2020. 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

 

Coming up next:

3/1 -- Advanced 1A: Point Mass Geometry Part 2

3/1 -- Advanced 1B: Point Mass Geometry II

3/1 -- Advanced 2A: Measure and Probability II

We will continue our study of probability by introducing random variables.

3/1 -- Advanced 2B: Probability and Measures 2

3/1 -- Beginners 1A: Logic gates. (Oleg Gleizer)

We will fist check some problems from the packet 12 homework. Then we will begin studying logic gates.

3/1 -- Beginners 1B: Logic gates. (Oleg Gleizer)

We will fist check some problems from the packet 12 homework. Then we will begin studying logic gates.

3/1 -- Beginners 2A: Euler's Formula

We will be continuing our topic on Polyhedra and introduce Euler's Formula that relates the number of faces, vertices, and edges!

3/1 -- Beginners 2B: Euler's Formula

We will be continuing our topic on Polyhedra and introduce Euler's Formula that relates the number of faces, vertices, and edges!

3/1 -- Intermediate 1A: Instant Insanity Puzzle!!!

This week we will be solving the instant insanity puzzle. This puzzle is a mathematicians favorite as it is difficult to solve by “brute force,” but permits a very simple and elegant mathematical solution. We will begin by trying brute force tactics and when that fails us we will find a way to use graph theory to solve the puzzle very simply.

here is the amazon link to the puzzle: Winning Moves Games Instant Insanity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KCN6EQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QwSuEb6C13BXG

3/1 -- Intermediate 1B: Instant Insanity Puzzle!!!

This week we will be solving the instant insanity puzzle. This puzzle is a mathematicians favorite as it is difficult to solve by “brute force,” but permits a very simple and elegant mathematical solution. We will begin by trying brute force tactics and when that fails us we will find a way to use graph theory to solve the puzzle very simply.

here is the amazon link to the puzzle: Winning Moves Games Instant Insanity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KCN6EQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QwSuEb6C13BXG

3/1 -- Intermediate 2A: Game Theory (II)

More game theory! We will introduce winning and losing positions.

3/1 -- Intermediate 2B: Game Theory (II)

More game theory! We will introduce winning and losing positions.