UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2020-2021 Academic Year

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10/11/2020

We will go over a simple version of "I cut, you choose" and some brain teasers!

10/18/2020

We will be developing logic skills by looking at problems with different colored hats. The goal of this handout is to learn how to make an assumption, test the assumption, and readjust the original assumption if necessary.

10/25/2020

We will continue with our exploration of logic puzzles involving hats and if we have additional time, work through some math kangaroo problems.

11/1/2020

This week, we will finish up the wizards and hats packet by completing the challenge problem. We will then work through some Halloween math problems.

11/8/2020

This week, we finish up the Halloween Math packet and begin our exploration of Venn Diagrams.

11/15/2020

This week, we will be continuing our exploration of Venn Diagrams and we if have additional time, work through some Math Kangaroo problems.

11/22/2020

This week, we'll finish up Venn Diagrams by going over any of the challenge problems the students may have had difficulty with. Afterward, we'll begin our exploration of a new topic: Egyptian Multiplication. We'll also explore its relationship with binary numbers.

11/29/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! There is no class today, but we do have Math Kangaroo problems to work on!

Handouts: Math Kangaroo
12/6/2020

This week, we'll continue with our exploration of Egyptian Multiplication and Binary Numbers. If we have additional time, we'll go through the Math Kangaroo problems.

12/13/2020

This week, we'll be playing a review game consisting of the topics we've explored this far.

1/10/2021

Welcome Back! This week, we'll begin our exploration of a new topic: Exponential Functions.

1/17/2021

This week, we'll take a deeper look into what happens when we multiply negative numbers and use what we learn to further our exploration of exponential functions.

1/24/2021

This week, we'll continue with our exploration of exponential functions by picking up where we left off in the packet.

1/31/2021

This week, we'll continue with our exploration of exponential functions by using its properties to solve a myriad of problems. If we have extra time, we'll work through some Math Kangaroo problems.

2/7/2021

This week, we'll finish up our exploration of exponential functions by finish the remaining challenge problems. Afterward, we'll solve some Math Kangaroo problems.

2/14/2021
2/21/2021

This week, we will begin by working through the remaining math kangaroo problems in the packet. Afterward, we'll begin our exploration of the world of polyhedra.

2/28/2021

This week, we'll continue with our exploration of Polyhedra.

3/7/2021

This week will finish up our packet on polyhedra and practice some Math Kangaroo Problems!

3/14/2021

We'll continue with our exploration of Polyhedra, solve some math kangaroo problems, and do a short review of exponential functions.

3/21/2021
3/28/2021
4/4/2021

We finished up the first part of our exploration of Polyhedra and went through the Math Kangaroo problems. This week, we'll explore a new topic: Sets and Venn Diagrams.

4/11/2021

This week will start off by learning about the difference between a set and a list as well as some new notation to learn about some special sets such as the empty set and the set of natural numbers.

4/18/2021

This Sunday, we will continue with our exploration of sets by practicing with the concepts we have learned so far, learning about cardinality, and potentially attempting some challenging problems.

4/25/2021

This week, we'll finish up with the first part of our exploration of sets and connect it to Venn Diagrams.

5/2/2021

This week, we'll finish up the final challenge problem in the first part of our exploration of sets and afterward, begin exploring the connection between sets and Venn DIagrams.

5/9/2021

This week, we'll continue with our exploration of sets and incorporate the ideas and concepts we've learned so far into Venn Diagrams.

5/16/2021

This week we'll go through the challenge problems in the second sets handout and then take a short quiz on everything we've learned so far. If we have extra time, we'll work on some Math Kangaroo problems and Futoshiki puzzles.

5/23/2021

This week, we'll review the quiz problems and work on some additional Venn diagram problems.

5/30/2021

There is no class today due to Memorial Day weekend!

6/6/2021

This Sunday, we'll explore some Russian Math