Archives 2009 – 2010

Date: Speaker and Affiliation: Topic: Notes:

September 16, 2009
Tom Davis Rational Tangles Notes on Rational Tangles
September 23, 2009 Zvezdelina Stankova,

Mills College

Introduction to Number Theory Really hard Bulgarian Olympiad Problems

See Chapter 4 of the Berkeley Math Circle book

September 30, 2009 Linda Green,

Mills College

Euler Number Euler Number Problems
October 7, 2009 Paul Zeitz,

University of San Francisco

Two is Better than Infinity

Part 1

Problems Involving 2’s, Even and Odds

Homework Problems #1,2,3,4,6,9

October 14, 2009 Paul Zeitz,

University of San Francisco

Two is Better than Infinity

Part 2

October 21, 2009 Matthias Beck,

San Francisco State University

Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Messages Modular Arithmetic Codes
October 28, 2009 Tatiana Shubin,

San Jose State University

Mathematical Games Find the Winning Strategy
November 4, 2009 Kristy Treewater

Danelle French
Venetia Valley

Exploring Mathematics Using Cuisenaire Rods
November 11, 2009 No Math Circle Veteran’s Day
November 18, 2009 Robin Cunningham,
Dominican University of California
Math Auction Math Auction Problems
November 25, 2009 No Math Circle Thanksgiving
December 2, 2009 Linda Green,

Mills College

Counting Past Infinity Bijection Problems
December 9, 2009 Matt Kahle,

Stanford University

Polytopes,
Dimensions 2 and 3
Polytope Problems
December 16, 2009 Matt Kahle,

Stanford University

Polytopes,
Dimension 4 and Beyond
Last meeting before winter break.
January 6, 2010 Joshua Zucker Coins in Twoland Coins In Twoland Problems
January 13, 2010 Chicha Lynch Stellated Polyhedra
January 20, 2010 Dave Aukly,

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Permutation Puzzles

STARTING THIS WEEK
WE WILL MEET IN GUZMAN HALL!

Permutation Puzzle Problems
January 27, 2010 Paul Zeitz,

University of San Francisco

Combinatorics

Part 1

Combinatorics Problems

Do as many of the “Not So Hard” ones as you can for next time.

February 3, 2010 Paul Zeitz,

University of San Francisco

Combinatorics

Part 2

February 10, 2010 Paul Zeitz,

University of San Francisco

Combinatorics

Part 3

Meeting in Guzman room 104 this week
February 17, 2010 Linda Green and others NO MATH CIRCLE THIS WEEK

It’s Ski Week!
But … in its place there will be a very optional, very informal, BAMO preparation session. Come work old BAMO problems with us. You’re welcome to come whether or not you’re planning to take the contest next week. Meet in Guzman 104 at the usual time.

BAMO Practice Problems
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bay Area Math Olympiad (BAMO)

Math Contest will be offered in Guzman 302.

Come for the whole time or drop in for an hour or two.

Pizza will be served at 5:30.

February 24, 2010 Maia Averett,

Mills College

Knots
March 3, 2010 Linda Green,

Mills College

BAMO Aftermath
March 10, 2010 Alon Amit Probability Paradoxes
March 17, 2010 Gordana Matic

University of Georgia,

visiting MSRI

More on Knots
March 24, 2010 Tatiana Shubin,

San Jose State University

Fractions and Circles
March 31, 2010 Ted Courant,

Bentley School

Conic Sections and Kepler’s Laws,

Part 1

Conic Sections Problems
April 7, 2010 Ted Courant,

Bentley School

Conic Sections and Kepler’s Laws,

Part 2

April 14, 2010 NO MATH CIRCLE Spring Break
April 21, 2010 Vera Vertesi,

MSRI

Mathematical Games Guessing Games and Coin Games
April 28, 2010 Alon Amit Calculating by Cheating
May 5, 2010 Joshua Zucker Counting and Symmetry Counting and Symmetry
May 12, 2010 Linda Green,

Mills College

Math Auction
May 19, 2010 Linda Green,

Mills College

Pizza and Watermelon Last math circle for the year.
Slicing Problems With Lines and Planes