UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2021-2022 Academic Year

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10/3/2021
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11/14/2021

Class Plan:

We continue our study of geometry. We will review the students' practice quizzes to see what areas we may need to review. If the students do not need review, we will move on to teaching the Pythagorean theorem.

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser, compass, and straightedge.

Homework Due:

Practice quiz below.

Homework Assigned:

  • Please re-read pages 1 through 12 of the "Introduction to Geometry: Lesson 1" packet to review euclidean geometry definitions. The students do not have to do the problems in this packet.
  • Please read and attempt the questions on pages 8 through 11 of the "Introduction to Geometry: Lesson 3" packet. Again, these proofs will be challenging so it is okay if the students do not complete the proofs. They should give the problems their time and effort of course, though.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

11/21/2021
11/28/2021
12/5/2021

Class Plan:

We continue studying the Pythagorean theorem. This is the last class of the Fall session!

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser, compass, and straightedge.

Homework Due:

  • The student should read as far as they can starting on page 8 of the "Introduction to Geometry: Lesson 3" packet. On each page, the student should make a serious effort to solve the proofs on their own. Again, these proofs will be challenging so it is okay if the students do not complete the proofs.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

1/9/2022

Class Plan:

We begin the quarter continuing our study of geometry. We introduce the notion of parallel lines. Please download and print out the packet below.

Zoom Information:

This class and the January 16th class will be held online via zoom. We will announce soon if classes in the following weeks will be online as well. Here is the Zoom info for our recurring meeting room:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/7568441046?pwd=cjh1MWVWc1FKTVpWYk1nMGtsVUZ2dz09

Meeting ID: 756 844 1046

Passcode: Beg2A-Geo

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser, compass, and straightedge.

Homework Due:

None.

Homework Assigned:

No homework will be collected. We have attached a pdf of review questions of last quarter's material for students who wish to review.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

1/16/2022

Class Plan:

We continue studying parallel lines in the Euclidean plane. Please download and print out the Introduction to Geometry - Lesson 4 packet below.

Zoom Information:

This class will be held online via zoom. We will announce soon if classes in the following weeks will be online as well. Here is the Zoom info for our recurring meeting room:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/7568441046?pwd=cjh1MWVWc1FKTVpWYk1nMGtsVUZ2dz09

Meeting ID: 756 844 1046

Passcode: Beg2A-Geo

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser, compass, and straightedge.

Homework Due:

None.

Homework Assigned:

We ask that all students read through pages 6 through 8 of the Introduction to Geometry - Lesson 4 packet (attached below). We also ask that the students attempt Problems 8 and 9.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

1/23/2022

Class Plan:

We begin studying the applications of geometry to the sciences! Please download and print out the Vector Geometry - Lesson 1 packet below.

Zoom Information:

This class will be held online via zoom. Here is the Zoom info for our recurring meeting room:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/7568441046?pwd=cjh1MWVWc1FKTVpWYk1nMGtsVUZ2dz09

Meeting ID: 756 844 1046

Passcode: Beg2A-Geo

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser, compass, and straightedge.

Homework Due:

We ask that all students read through pages 6 through 8 of the Introduction to Geometry - Lesson 4 packet. We also ask that the students attempt Problems 8 and 9.

Homework Assigned:

To be announced.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!