UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2022-2023 Academic Year

 Search handouts:

For meetings prior to Fall 2022, visit the Circle Archive.

Advanced 1AAdvanced 1BAdvanced 2AAdvanced 2BAdvanced 3AMC 10/12 TrainingAMC 8 TrainingBeginners 1ABeginners 1BBeginners 1C
Beginners 2ABeginners 2BChess clubIntermediate 1AIntermediate 1BIntermediate 2AIntermediate 2BOlympiads Training
9/25/2022

Students will start building their understanding of algebraic structures, from magams to groups.

10/2/2022

This week we continued studying Algebraic Structures to get into the concept of Groups.

10/9/2022

This week we will study Symmetry Groups of regular polygons and platonic solids.

10/16/2022

There are many ways to characterize integers: primes versus composite, abundant versus deficient, even naughty versus nice. We will focus on the second of these, trying to make sense of the question, “what’s the probability an integer is abundant?” Exploring this question will compel us to think deeply about primes, and a menagerie of Greek letters, and even the question of naughty versus nice.

10/23/2022

During this lecture, we will learn about a group associated to the Rubik's cube. We will study this group to understand how and why the cube can be solved.

10/30/2022

In this lecture, we will keep discussing about the 3x3x3 Rubik's cube and we will introduce and discuss the 2x2x2 Rubik's cube.

Handouts: Handout 4
11/6/2022

This week, we will introduce the concept of Fields and study some basic examples including the field of constructible real numbers.

11/13/2022

Competition related to Group Theory and Fields Theory.

12/4/2022

This class we will start studying ring theory.