The Fall 2023 quarter registration for regular ORMC classes is now closed. Registration for math competitions prep classes, AMC 8, AMC 10/12, and Olympiads, as well as for the chess club, is now open. It will close in the morning of 9/27 . Registration for the AMC 8/10/12 competitions is now open. ORMC auxiliary programs, such as math competitions training, chess club, and registering for AMC 8/10/12, are only open to students enrolled in regular ORMC classes. As an experiment, the Olympiads class will train students for Puntam math competition this year. Putnam is a competition for college students. High school students cannot participate, but we think that Putnam training can be beneficial for some of our stronger students. Before applying to the Olympiads class, please check out the following problem sets
to see if this is something you are interested in.
ORMC opens two new BNP classes for students attending grades K-1 in the Fall 2023. BNP is short for Breaking Numbers Into Parts, the name of the book the classes are based on. Students attending grades 2 and higher are not eligible to apply. Enrollment will be based on the results of an assessment test. The test will be given at 10:00 AM on Sunday, 9/24, in MS 5200. To pass the test and to succeed in the class, a student must be able to read and understand word problems without external help. If your child does not yet have this level of literacy, please apply later.
Prof. Joaquin Moraga will be teaching a year-long class at the Advanced 3 level, Algebraic Geometry (AG) Over Finite Fields. This is different from the Intro to AG class Prof. Moraga taught in the academic year 2022-23. The course will be taught from scratch. A student applying to the Advanced 2-3 levels and not interested in AG should apply to the Advanced 2 level.
First day of classes: Sunday, 10/1.
Last day of classes: Sunday 12/10.
No classes on Sunday, 11/12, the Veterans Day weekend, and on Sunday, 11/26, the Thanksgiving weekend.
Guest lecture for all the Advanced classes' students: Sunday, 11/19, 4:00-6:00 PM, in MS 4000 A. The lecture will be given by two Aerospace Corporation engineers, Vinay Goyal and Jacob Rome.
All classes will be taught in person.
Donations form a crucial component of the Circle's budget. Quarterly donations at the level of $300 per student are needed to sustain the high quality of our program. Please consider ORMC as a part of your giving plans this season! Donations are not a factor in enrollment decisions and do not entitle your child to enrollment.
ORMC may designate some Math Circles as ORMC satellites. A request for such a designation should be sent to the ORMC director. To qualify, a Math Circle
1. has to be free-of-charge for participating students;
2. have a substantial part, 50% or more, of their curriculum based on the ORMC curriculum;
3. have instructors with ORMC training; and
4. operate in close contact with ORMC so that ORMC could attest to the quality of the instruction.
In the academic year 2022-23, an ORMC Advanced 1 student, Lawrence Pang, along with his six friends, continued their ORMC Satellite Program for students in grades 2-3 at Wittmann Elementary School. The class was moved to an in-person format, doubling the number of students. The students found the curriculum and Math Circle methods to be vastly more fun and engaging, especially with the in-person format and interpersonal interaction that comes with it. Lawrence and his team plan to continue in-person classes to expand their community impact and help everyone interested get the Math Circle experience.
Thank you notes
ORMC would like to thank the Circle's major donor, Sierra Chen, for her unwavering support.
ORMC would like to thank Prof. Sucharit Sarkar for supporting the Circle through his NSF RTG grant.
The Circle would like to thank the Schlessinger family for providing food and beverages for the beginning and end of the year parties for ORMC instructors for two years in a row. The Circle is also grateful to the Schlessingers for sponsoring the airfare and lodging of the Spring 2023 guest speaker, Dr. Zuming Fang.
The Circle would like to thank Julie Haubner for organizing two meetings of the Parents' Club, one with a college counselor, Gregg Murray, Director of Life Planning at Vistamar School, and another with Kanak Malshe, Bar Raiser and Software Development Manager at Amazon.
The Circle would like to thank all the parents helping with fundraising.
Elena Behzadi has committed to Carnegie Mellon majoring in Computer Science.
Sriya Kalyan has committed to UC Berkeley majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Arul Kolla plans to major in either Math or CS at MIT.
Ariella Landau got offers from UCLA, UC Berkeley, and other schools. She plans to double-major in math and either in econ or data science.
Shriya Rajesh accepted a presidential scholarship at USC.
Robert Shlyakhtenko got offers from Brown, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Texas Tech (on a chess scholarship) and a few other schools. Robert plans to major in pure math.
Terrin Busby Thompson got offers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, Oberlin, and Brown University. Terrin plans to double-major in math and music.
An ORMC student is named as one of the top 40 young scientists in the nation by Regeneron Science Talent Search
Regeneron Science Talent Search, formerly Intel Science Fair, is one of the oldest and most prestigious national science competitions for high school students. An ORMC student, August Deer, was named as one of the scholars this year. Hats off to August! The Circle is grateful to Prof. Salman Avestimehr (USC) for giving August a chance to do research in his lab.
ORMC student qualifies for USJMO
Hats off to William Chen!
ORMC student gets a near-perfect score on BAMO
Atticus Stewart got 34 points out 35 on BAMO 8. Congratulations!
ORMC students qualify for AIME
Fateh Aliyev (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.
William Chen (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.
Jack Fasching (garde 11) qualified for AIME on AMC 12.
Patrick Liang (grade 6) qualified for AIME on AMC 10.
Prince (Aditya) Rohatgi (grade 8) qualified for AIME both AMC 10B and AMC 12A.
Atticus Stewart (grade 7) qualified for AIME on AMC 10.
Michael Salko (grade 10) qualified for AIME on both AMC 10A and AMC 12B.