The Berkeley Math Circle

Handouts 2006-2007 (Archives)

Welcome to the BMC Archives. This section of the site was created to archive the session handouts and Monthly Contests from the Circle since 1998. To navigate this page, simply select the desired year you wish to view under either Session Handouts or Monthly Contests. The info for that year will be displayed underneath your selection.

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Circle Archives

Instructor Topic Notes
Zvezdelina Stankova 
Mills College & UC Berkeley
"Invesion in the Plane, Part I" (PDFPS)
Zvezdelina Stankova 
Mills College & UC Berkeley
"Inversion in the Plane, Part II" (Same notes as above)
Zvezdelina Stankova 
Mills College & UC Berkeley
"Graph Theory in Olympiad Problem Solving" (PDFPS)
Paul Zeitz 
University of San Francisco
"Games of No Chance" (PDF)
Olga Holtz 
UC Berkeley
"Recurrent Problems"  
Alexander Givental 
UC Berkeley
"Geometric Constructions"  
Paul Zeitz 
University of San Francisco
"Games and the Golden Ratio" (PDF)
Olga Holtz 
UC Berkeley
"Congruence"  
Paul Zeitz 
University of San Francisco
"Games and Invariants"  
Tom Rike 
Oakland High School
"Steiner and Mascheroni Constructions" (PDF)
Alexander Givental 
UC Berkeley
"Solving Problems with Vectors"  
Vera Serganova 
UC Berkeley
"Combinatorics and Geometry" (PDF)
Tom Davis
Silcon Graphics & San Jose Math Circle
"Counting Things: Basic Combinatorics" (PDF)
Tom Davis 
Silcon Graphics & San Jose Math Circle
"Catalan Numbers" (PDF)
Elwyn Berlekamp
UC Berkeley
"Some Problems in Computer Science & Elementary Number Theory" (PPT)
Ravi Vakil 
Stanford University
"The Mathematics of Doodling"  
Sam Vandervelde 
Stanford University
"Geometric Mad-Libs" (PDF)
Tom Rike 
Oakland High School
"Infinite Series" (PDF)
Zvezdelina Stankova 
Mills College & UC Berkeley
"AMC 10 and 12 Preparation"  
Tom Davis 
Silcon Graphics & San Jose Math Circle
"BAMO Preparation", beginners  
Ivan Matic 
UC Berkeley
"BAMO Preparation", advanced (PDF)
Igor Ganichev & Dagan Karp 
Both UC Berkeley
"BAMO Preparation", general session (PDF1PDF2)

Ivan Matic 
UC Berkeley

"BAMO Aftermath" (BAMO 2007 Solutions)

Joshua Zucker 
Castilleja High School, Palo Alto

"Divide and Conquer: Partitions of Numbers" (PDF)
Joshua Zucker 
Castilleja High School, Palo Alto
"Close Encounters of the Sterling Kind: Partitions of Sets" (PDF)
Paul Zeitz 
University of San Francisco
"Some Sums"  

Tatiana Shubin 
San Jose State Univesity

"Group Theory " (DOC)
Tom Rike 
Oakland High School
"300 Years of Euler " (PDF)
Tatiana Shubin 
San Jose State Univesity
"More Groups and a Math Smorgasbord"  
Bjorn Poonen 
UC Berkeley
"Elliptic Curves" (PDF)