Archives 2011 – 2012

Date: Intermediate Group

Speaker, Affiliation, Topic

Advanced Group

Speaker, Affiliation, Topic

Notes

September 21, 2011
Alon Amit
Facebook

The Wonders of the Prouhet-Thue-Morse Sequence

Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco

What, How, and Why

September 28, 2011 Dave Auckly

MSRI

A Balloon Introduction to Graph Theory

Paul Zeitz

University of San Francisco

October 5, 2011 Joshua Zucker

Pythagorean Points, Part 1

Zvezdelina Stankova

Mills College

Inversion in the Plane, Part 1

October 12, 2011 Joshua Zucker

Pythagorean Points, Part 2

Zvezdelina Stankova

Mills College

Inversion in the Plane, Part 2

October 19, 2011 Linda Green
Dominican University

Math Auction

Stanislav Dubrovskiy

MSRI, Northeastern University

Einstein’s thought experiments,
Lorentz’ contraction, and why
you shouldn’t let your twin on a space trip

October 26, 2011 Maia Averett
Mills College
Knots
Linda Green
Dominican University
Math Wrangle
November 2, 2011 Emily McCullough
Mission High School
The Handshake Problem
Aaron Abrams
MSRI / Emory University
Finite and Infinite Geometric Series, and More
November 9, 2011 AMC-8 Preparation Tom Davis
Iterated Functions
November 16, 2011 AMC-8 Contest (Intermediate) Alexander Volberg
MSRI, Michigan State University
Elementary Geometric Problems at the Forefront of Mathematics
November 23, 2011 NO MATH CIRCLE

Thanksgiving

November 30, 2011 Linda Green
Dominican University

Combinatorics – 1

Joshua Zucker

Pythagorean Points

December 7, 2011 Linda Green
Dominican University

Combinatorics – 2

Alon Amit
Facebook
Counting to more than infinity
December 14, 2011 Linda Green
Dominican University

Combinatorics Dash

December 21, 2011 NO MATH CIRCLE

Winter Break

December 28, 2011 NO MATH CIRCLE

Winter Break

January 4, 2012 NO MATH CIRCLE

Winter Break

January 11, 2012 Nancy Blachman
Nueva Math Circle
Mathemagics
Ernesto Diaz
Dominican University
Redwood High School
Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment
Math Wrangle practice session 1

will be on Sunday, Jan 15th

from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in Guzman 301.

All welcome.
Here are the rules
and here are the problems,
which you should work in advance this time.

January 18, 2012 Brandy Wiegers
San Francisco State University
Slide Rules Rule! (Part 1)
Linda Green
Dominican University
Tiling and Induction
January 25, 2012 Brandy Wiegers
San Francisco State University
Slide Rules Rule! (Part 2)
Sevak Mkrtchyan
MSRI / Rice University
Invariants
Math Wrangle practice session 2

will be on Sunday, Jan 29th

from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in Guzman 301.

All welcome. Here are the problems,
which you should work in advance.

February 1, 2012 Linda Green
Dominican University
Exploding Dots and Alien Arithmetic (Part 1)
Joshua Zucker
Counting and Symmetry
February 8, 2012 Linda Green
Dominican University
Exploding Dots and Alien Arithmetic (Part 2)
Ted Alper
EPGY / Stanford Math Circle
Putting things in order
February 15, 2012 Sheila Fischer
Artist

Dynamic Symmetry and Art

Joshua Zucker

MSRI / Art of Problem Solving
AMC-10 practice session

February 22, 2012 NO MATH CIRCLE

Ski Week

AMC-10/12 Contests
Tuesday

February 28, 2012

BAMO Contests
February 29, 2012 NO MATH CIRCLE
March 7, 2012 Linda Green
Dominican University
Math Auction
Adrien Kassel
MSRI
Tilings and Related Objects
March 14, 2012 Joshua Zucker
MSRI / Art of Problem Solving
Trapezoidal and Other Shapely Numbers, Part 1
Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco
How to Gamble If You Must
March 21, 2012 Joshua Zucker
Trapezoidal and Other Shapely Numbers, Part 2
Linda Green
Dominican University
Curvature and the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem
March 28, 2012 Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco
Probability
Vladislav Rutenburg
Shortest Path Algorithms
Advanced Group meets in Guzman 110 this week.Advanced Group: please work on these Shortest Path Warm-up Problems
BEFORE the March 28th session.

Intermediate Group: BEFORE the April 4th session, please do problem #2 on non-transitive dice from last week’s handout and figure out how much you should pay to play a game that wins you $10, but only 2/3 of the time.

April 4, 2012 Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco
More Probability
Sanjay Ramassamy
MSRI
Divisibility, Primality and Modular Arithmetic
Advanced Group: please work on these Divisibility Warm-up Problems BEFORE the April 4th session.

Intermediate Group: BEFORE the April 4th session, please do problem #2 on non-transitive dice from last week’s handout and figure out how much you should pay to play a game that wins you $10, but only 2/3 of the time.

April 11, 2012 NO MATH CIRCLE

Spring Break

April 18, 2012 Mela Hardin
Graph Theory, Part 1
Alon Amit
Facebook
Ramsey Numbers
April 25, 2012 Mela Hardin

Graph Theory, Part 2

Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco
More on Ramsey Numbers
May 2, 2012 Mela Hardin
Graph Theory Game
Paul Zeitz
University of San Francisco
More on Probability
May 9, 2012 Elena Fuchs
UC Berkeley
Modular Arithmetic (Part 1)
Ernesto Diaz
Dominican University
Redwood High School

Mathematics of Digital Signals: Analog/Digital and Digital/Analog conversion and a bit of coding and transmission
May 16, 2012 Elena Fuchs
UC Berkeley
Modular Arithmetic (Part 2)
Stanislav Dubrovskiy
Induction in Geometry: what it is and what it’s good for (Euler number, four colors and all that)
May 23, 2012 Stan Isaacs
Puzzle Party