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 2016-2017:
BMC Elementary Age
BMC Elementary is only for students who will be in grades 1 - 4 in the Fall 2016. 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)
Dates for Spring 2017 are
January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
Schedule for Fall 2017
In Fall 2017, classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Classes will be held on the UC Berkeley campus. The exact locations and times for Fall 2017 will be finalized one/two weeks before the beginning of the fall semester.
BMC Elementary tuition for Spring 2017 semester is $180. Financial aid is available.
NEW STUDENTS ONLY
If you wish to be put on the BMC Elementary waiting list:
- Complete the online application (one per student) Online Application
- Email us a copy of the latest Report Card from school, showing grades in all areas to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We put potential students on our waiting list all year round (no deadline).
No payment is required with your online application. We will request a check after your child is accepted.
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 2017 semester, we will notify you via email in the middle of August 2017.
CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY
All continuing students will receive the instructions for the application procedure and the forms in the email.
Please check our website periodically for the updates.