UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2022-2023 Academic Year

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6/26/2022

Students will try to solve the Instant Insanity puzzle as an introduction to graph theory.

Handouts: handout_1
7/10/2022

We will study various properties of graphs ending with Eulerian cycles and the famous Seven Bridges of Konigsberg problem.

Handouts: handout_2
7/17/2022

Students will continue the study of graph theory.

Handouts: handout 3
7/24/2022

Students will continue their study of graph theory.

Handouts: handout 4
7/31/2022

Students will take a break from graph theory and solve fun logic puzzles.

Handouts: handout_5
8/7/2022

Students will complete the previously studied handouts on Euler characteristic and logic puzzles.

Handouts: handout 6
8/14/2022

Students will apply their knowledge of graph theory, trees in particular, to solving a bunch of fun word problems.

Handouts: handout
8/21/2022

Students will study a part of graph theory that shows how order emerges out of chaos.

Handouts: handout
9/25/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221.

Class Plan:

Hello everyone! We begin this quarter by briefly studying modular arithmetic. This will serve as a warmup for the type of coding challenges we plan to tackle in Python. The lecture materials will be posted after class.

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser.

Homework Due:

None

Homework Assigned:

Please complete up to section 2 (pages 1 - 14) in the packet attached below. This packet was handed out during the lecture. We will review the homework next lecture.

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!

10/2/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-5 pm (only 1 hour lecture due to fundraising event aftewrard) at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of modular arithmetic

Required Resources:

A pencil, eraser.

Homework Due:

Please complete up to section 2 (pages 1 - 14) in the packet attached below. This packet was handed out during the lecture. We will review the homework next lecture.

Please also fill out the following google form by October 5th so that we can prepare for our future python lessons: http://tiny.cc/intermediate1_CS.

Homework Assigned:

None.

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!

10/9/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We finish our study of modular arithmetic and move on to the basics of python! We begin by studying data types and variables.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

None.

Homework Assigned:

None.

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!

10/16/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of Python. We continue studying data types and introduce control flow.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

None.

Homework Assigned:

Homework 1 multiple choice sheet.

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!

10/23/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of Python.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

Homework 1 multiple choice worksheet

Homework Assigned:

Homework 2 multiple choice worksheet

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!

10/30/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of Python.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

Homework 2 multiple choice worksheet

Homework Assigned:

Homework 3 multiple choice worksheet

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!

11/6/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of Python.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

Homework 3 multiple choice worksheet

Homework Assigned:

Homework 4

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!

11/13/2022

Enjoy Veteran's day weekend!

11/20/2022

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn basics of modular arithmetic
  • Learn fundamentals of python programming
  • Practice employing programming to solve difficult math problems

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We continue our study of Python.

Required Resources:

A computer with mouse and charger being optional

Homework Due:

Homework 4 multiple choice worksheet

Homework Assigned:

N/A

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!