UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

Welcome to ORMC

Winter 2022 Session Information

Winter 2022 enrollment is closed.

Dates for the subsequent quarters and academic years are available in the FAQs  section of the web page.

  • Winter session's first meeting: Sunday, January 9th
  • Winter session's last meeting: Sunday, March 6th
  • No classes on Sunday, 2/20, the Presidents' Day weekend

Covid-19 regulations:

All students of age 5 and older as well as all the accompanying adults must be fully vaccinated against the virus at least two weeks prior to the first visit to the UCLA campus. Face coverings are required indoors. If you cannot conform to these regulations, you can only take an online class.

Enrollment information:

  • All classes take place on Sundays.
  • Both BNP classes will be taught in person. At other levels, an A class will be taught in person, the corresponding B class will be taught remotely. 
  • Continuing students: please enroll into the same level you attended in the Fall 2021 unless instructed otherwise. Your enrollment should be instantly confirmed.
    • To make the number of the students in the Advanced A and B classes equal, we may move some students from a B class to the A class at the same level.
    • Due to capacity limitations for in-person classes, you may be enrolled in a remote class if the in-person class is full.
    • In-person seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Please apply for admission before December 27.
    • BNP is short for Breaking Numbers into Parts, the name of the book the classes are based on.

Donations form a crucial component of the Circle's budget. Donations at the level of $200 per child per quarter are needed to sustain the high quality of our program.  Please consider ORMC as a part of your giving plans this season!

ClassBNP A/BBeginners 1 A/BBeginners 2 A/BIntermediate 1 A/BIntermediate 2 A/B

A: 10:00-10:50 AM (in person)

B: 11:00-11:50 AM (in person)

A: 1:00-3:00 PM (in person)

B: 1:00-3:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

Room #MS 6221MS 6221MS 6221MS 6229MS 6627
Fall 2021 school gradeK-12-44-55-77-9


ClassAdvanced 1 A/BAdvanced 2 A/BAdvanced 3AMC 10/12Olympiads

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

A: 4:00-6:00 PM (in person)

B: 4:00-6:00PM (remote)

4:00-6:00 PM 


2:00-3:30 PM


1:00-3:00 PM

in person

Room #A: MS 5118        A: MS 3974          MS 3974
Fall 2021 school grade7-119-1111-12  


Chess classes

Beginner/Intermediate: Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, Hairan Liang, remote

Intermediate/Advanced: Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Robert Shlyakhtenko, remote


Recent News

The Math Circle staff are grateful for everyone's support in this difficult time.  We are committed to continuing Olga's Math Circle legacy by ensuring that the Math Circle lives on and thrives.   The Math Circle is now governed by the Steering Committee.  

College admissions

  • Joaquin Perkins was admitted to MIT and University of Chicago, among other schools. Joaquin would like to major in pure math. 

ORMC student  top scorer on US Academic Pentathlon

Congratulations to Samuel Lanzuela for scoring 1st nationwide in Mathematics on the US Academic Pentathlon. 

ORMC student qualifies for USA JMO

Congratulations to Qiao Zhang who qualified for USA Junior Math Olympiad. 

Ten ORMC students qualify for AIME

Congratulations to ORMC students who scored high on AMC10/12:

  • Qiao Zhang, received a perfect score on AMC 10.
  • Qiao Zhang, William Chen, and August Deer each scored in the top 1% in the nation on AMC 10.
  • Hugh Cheng, Kylar Cheng, and Jack Fasching each scored in the top 5% in the nation on AMC 10.

Other ORMC AIME qualifiers included Richard Zhu,  Maria Arakelyan, Joaquin Perkins, and Connor Zhao

Congratulations! And a great many thanks to the instructors who helped them prepare for the tests: Aditee Prabhutendolkar, Joy Shi, Alex Pascadi, Ciprian Bonciocat, Jacob Zhang, and Shend Zhjeqi!

ORMC students take AMC8. 

Hats off to 

  • Phoebe Xu for getting the Honor Roll with Distinction (top 1% in the nation)
  • Minghao Guo for getting the Honor Roll (top 5% in the nation) and Certificate of Achievement (awarded to students in grade 6 or lower to score 15 points or higher)
  • Raymond Cai, Ibrahim Piri, and Aidan Shin for getting the Honor Roll (top 5% in the nation)!