UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

10/6/2013 -- Advanced Circle: Return of the Olympiads

We will be spending one more week solving problems that have appeared on Russian math olympiads. This will help the kids strengthen their individual problem solving skills as well as prepare them for thinking outside the box, of which we will ask a lot this year! NOTE: HOMEWORK DUE: Previous week's handout, Problem 9 and Problem 11. For problem 11, I asked students to come up with as many distinct solutions as they could. Attempting problem 12 is not necessary because it will appear again on this week's set.