UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2020-2021 Academic Year

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10/11/2020

First meeting of the year for intermediate 2A. We will be doing some fun problem solving!

10/18/2020

We introduce permutations and the 15 puzzle problem!

Handouts: Handout
10/25/2020

This week we continue developing some more language and notation to be able to prove whether or not the 15 puzzle has a solution...

11/1/2020
Handouts: Handout
11/8/2020
Handouts: Handout
11/15/2020

Continuing from last week but with even more detailed constructions and Euclidian proofs!

Handouts: Worksheet
11/22/2020

We introduce combinatorics, the mathematics of counting.

Handouts: Combinatorics 1
12/6/2020

This week we continue and finish off our introduction to combinatorics.

12/13/2020

There is no handout for this class (Instructors can access the private attachments).

1/10/2021

We have an introduction to the complex numbers in this meeting.

1/17/2021

Along our exploration of the complex numbers and our journey to trigonometry, we take a brief stop at some algebra.

Handouts: Algebra
1/24/2021

This will be our first time dealing with some trignometry! This will give us the necessary information to talk about Euler's formula next week.

Handouts: Intro to trig
1/31/2021

We finally arrive at Euler's Formula!

2/7/2021

We investigate and explore some ideas in probability for this class!

2/21/2021

We investigate the Chinese Remainder Theorem in this week's handout.

2/28/2021

This week we are continuing our problems on the Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT) along with a small introduction to ‘if and only if' proofs within the context of remainders and divisibility.

3/7/2021

We study the GCD and the Euclidean algorithm

3/14/2021

Today we have a math dominoes game for the last meeting of the quarter.

4/4/2021

This Sunday we explore random variable and events beyond just geometric probabiltiy (as we've done before).

4/11/2021

We continue some probability theory ideas and introduce the binomial distribution!

4/18/2021

We introduce some important ideas of functions and proofs, the bread and butter of maths.

4/25/2021

We learn to approximate areas of shapes and graphs; this is basically a small teaser to ideas of integration in calculus.