We had the exciting idea to launch a new math circle group for kids of elementary school age in the fall of 2009. The target age of this group was grades 1-3. The main objective of this group was to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by introducing young children to the elements of mathematical culture.
The program received a warm response from the students and their parents. BMC Elementary program is now in its fourth year. The number of the participants has grown, and now there are two levels:
- BMC Elementary I, grades 1 and 2
- BMC Elementary II, grades 3 and 4
The meetings are full of hands-on activities, games, and short problems, which will hopefully establish the positive image of mathematics in the minds of the participants.
Berkeley Math Circle Elementary Information and Application Procedure for 2018-2019
BMC Elementary Age
BMC Elementary is only for students who will be in grades 1 - 4 in the Fall 2018. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.
BMC Elementary is offered at two levels: Level I (grades 1 & 2) and Level II (grades 3 & 4)
SPRING 2018 PROGRAM
Dates for Spring 2018
January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1
Schedule for Spring 2018
In Spring and Fall 2018, classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Classes will be held on the UC Berkeley campus.
Tuition for Spring 2018
BMC Elementary tuition for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters is $185. Financial aid is available.
SUMMER PROGRAM JUNE 25-29, 2018
Berkeley Math Circle Elementary Summer Program will be held on:
June 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9am-12noon, on UCB campus
We will have 2 groups:
- BMC Elementary I (children entering grades 2 - 3 in the fall 2018)
- BMC Elementary II (children entering grades 4 - 5 in the fall 2018)
Each group will have two classes per day:
- Problem Solving
- Math Games
To apply to the program, you MUST COMPLETE this two-step process:
1. Complete the online form: BMC Elementary Summer Program 2018
2. Send us the payment: Payment Details
We will admit qualified applicants on a first-come-first-serve
Please contact us at BMC.Elementary@gmail.com for more details.
FALL 2018 PROGRAM
Dates for Fall 2018
September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27;December 4;
Schedule for Fall 2018
In Fall 2018, classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Classes will be held on the UC Berkeley campus.
Tuition for Fall 2018
Tuition for Fall 2018 will be announced in April 2018. Financial aid will be available.
NEW STUDENTS ONLY
All BMC Elementary classes for the Spring 2018 are full. If you wish to be put on the BMC Elementary waiting list:
- Complete the online application (one per student) Online Application
- Pay one time new student Application Fee
We put potential students on our waiting list all year round (no deadline).
Enrollment to BMC Elementary is based on merit and available space. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
If a student has been accepted for the Fall 2018 semester, we will notify you via email no later than in the middle of August 2018. We will request all the additional required documents at that time.
CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY
All continuing students will receive instructions regarding the application procedure and the forms in the email.
Please check our website periodically for updates.