UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2023-2024 Academic Year

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6/25/2023

Students will study the Polibius and Caesar ciphers.

7/9/2023

Students will study anagrams, the pigpen and rail fence ciphers.

7/16/2023

Students will study 3D solids and their 2D projections.

7/23/2023

Students will be constructing all the 3D solids having given 2D projections.

7/30/2023

Students will study lesson 9 from the course book.

8/6/2023

Students will pay a virtual visit to the Island of Knights and Liars. Students will have to solve logic puzzles based on the habits of the islanders.

8/13/2023

Students will learn the definition of a statement and how the AND operation acts on statements.

8/20/2023
8/27/2023

Students will continue studying Boolean algebra.

10/1/2023

Students will review clock arithmetic and learn the applications of mod 360 arithmetic to measuring angles and to timekeeping.

10/8/2023

Students will learn about time's relationships with the globe, including time zones and more.

10/15/2023

Students will continue learning about the relationships between geometry and time, using real-world examples from around the globe.

10/22/2023

Students will learn more about modular arithmetic through examples surrounding time in a world where people count mod seven.

10/29/2023

Students will review previous concepts in Quiz 1 and learn how to solve Cryptarithms in this week's lesson.

11/5/2023

Students will learn about divisibility rules for numbers in base 10.

11/19/2023
12/3/2023
12/10/2023
1/7/2024

Students will review the fundamentals of geometry through two introduction handouts.

Handouts: Lesson packet
1/14/2024

Students will learn to utilize a ruler and compass to construct triangles and evaluate congruence proofs.

1/21/2024

Students will review the previous lessons and take a quiz on geometric constructions.

Handouts: Practice Test
1/28/2024

Students will continue building upon their knowledge of geometry by learning how to construct and utilize right angles and triangles.

Handouts: 01/28 Packet
2/4/2024

Students will continue learning about right triangles and The Pythagorean Theorem.

Handouts: Handout
2/18/2024

Students will explore the properties of parallel lines and apply them to proofs.

Handouts: 02/18 Packet
2/25/2024

Students will learn about the unique properties of vectors and why they are useful in geometric proofs.

3/3/2024

Students will learn about linear combinations of vectors and how to utilize them.

Handouts: Handout
3/10/2024
3/31/2024

More practice with vector addition, subtraction and scaling.

4/7/2024
4/14/2024

Continuing the study of Newton's Laws in packet 4 (focusing on his 2nd and 3rd laws, along with practicing acceleration).

4/21/2024
Handouts: Review Packet
4/28/2024

Students reviewed their exam on Physics concepts and started a lesson on Barycentric Coordinates.

5/5/2024

Students played 5D chess against instructors and amongst each other.

5/12/2024

Finishing the packet, along with additional problems to ensure comprehension.

5/19/2024

For the last instructional class of the quarter we'll do a review of the material we've covered so far along with fun topics that the instructors are interested in.

6/2/2024