The Berkeley Math Circle

Calendar

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.

Session Handouts:

Monthly Contests:

Calendar for 2016 - 2017 Academic Year

Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Fusing Dots, Part I
PDF
344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Fusing Dots, Part I

PDF

344 Evans
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate I - Counting Regions in the Plane, Part I

PDF

340 Evans
Austin Shapiro Intermediate II - Benford's Law
PDF, PDF, PDF
740 Evans
Laura Pierson Advanced - Generating Functions
PDF
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Fusing Dots, Part II

PDF

344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Fusing Dots, Part II

PDF

344 Evans
Chris Overton Intermediate II - "Lord of the Rings and Fields: infinitely many 'number' systems"
PDF
740 Evans
Peter Selinger Advanced - Rational curves and Pythagorean triples
PDF
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Fusing Dots, Part III

PDF

344 Evans
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate I - Counting Regions in the Plane, Part III
PDF
340 Evans
Chris Overton Intermediate II - "Lord of the Rings and Fields: infinitely many 'number' systems" II

PDF

740 Evans
Richard Borcherds Advanced - Archimedean Solids
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Exotic Bases
344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Place Value Challenges
PDF
344 Evans
Bernt Wahl Intermediate I - Fractals Everywhere
340 Evans
Petra Munih Intermediate II - Counting; beyond the basics I
PDF
740 Evans
Sungjin Im Advanced - Theoretical Models, Algorithmic Ideas, and Applications to MapReduce and Hadoop?
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Pascal's Triangle
344 Evans
Zvezda Stankova Beginners II - Reconstructing Mona Lisa, Part I
PDF, PDF

YouTube

344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Paper Cutting Tricks
PDF
340 Evans
Petra Munih Intermediate II - Counting; beyond the basics II
740 Evans
Alain Valette Advanced - Embedding graphs in Euclidean spaces
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Properties of Arithmetic
344 Evans
Zvezda Stankova Beginners II - Reconstructing Mona Lisa, Part II

PDF, PDF, YouTube

344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Paper Cutting Tricks Part II

PDF

340 Evans
Petra Munih Intermediate II - Counting; beyond the basics III
740 Evans
Tomer Kotek Advanced - Graph Colorings
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Three Strange Machines
PDF
344 Evans
Ellen Kulinsky Beginners II - Counting and Probability
344 Evans
Tom Davis Intermediate I - Vector and Matrices
PDF
340 Evans
Zandra Vinegar Intermediate II - Brain-Warping Probability Part I
740 Evans
Ali Gurel Advanced - Invariance
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Some Properties of the Number Seven
PDF
344 Evans
Ellen Kulinsky Beginners II - Counting and Probability Part II
344 Evans
Tom Davis Intermediate I - Vector and Matrices Part II
340 Evans
Zandra Vinegar Intermediate II - Brain-Warping Probability Part II
740 Evans
Robert Kleinberg Advanced - Random Walks
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Natalya St. Clair Beginners I - Triangles and Altitudes
344 Evans
Natalya St. Clair Beginners II - Triangles and Altitudes
344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Geometric Probability
PDF
340 Evans
Joanna Ochremiak Nathanael Fijalkow Intermediate II - Determinacy: which games are not worth playing?
740 Evans
Aaron Kleinman Advanced - How many shuffles does it take to mix up a deck?
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Natalya St. Clair Beginners I - Is Democracy Fair
344 Evans
Natalya St. Clair Beginners II - Is Democracy Fair
344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Geometric Probability Part II

PDF

340 Evans
Joanna Ochremiak Nathanael Fijalkow Intermediate II - Games not worth Playing
740 Evans
Matthew Anderson Advanced - NP Completeness
PDF
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Natalya St. Clair Beginners I - Triangles and Alitutdes Part II
PDF
344 Evans
Natalya St. Clair Beginners II - Triangles and Alitutdes Part II

PDF

344 Evans
Dmitry Fuchs Advanced - Solving algebraic equations modulo an integer
PDF
736 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Anuj Dawar Uncountable, Uncomputable and Unpredictable
PDF
736 Evans
Zvezda Stankova Beginners I - Popular Math Areas in Contests, Part I
PDF, PDF
344 Evans
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Ruler and Compass Part I
PDF
344 Evans
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - AMC 8 Recap
340 Evans
Andrea Jedwab Intermediate II - Pick's Theorem
740 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Zvezda Stankova Beginners I - Popular Math Areas in Contests, Part II

Areas, MK

344 Evans
Instructor Topic Room
Olga Holtz Colloquium Talk for BMC-Upper
TBD
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Divisibility
PDF
344
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Divisibility
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Intermediate I - Strolling with Euler I
PDF
340
Petra Munih Intermediate II - TBA
740
Evan O'Dorney Advanced - Determinants and Odd and Even Permutations - Part I
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Divisibility - Part II
PDF
344
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Divisibility -Part II
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Intermediate I - Strolling with Euler II
PDF
340
Petra Munih Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Evan O'Dorney Advanced - Determinants and Odd and Even Permutations - Part II
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Divisibility - Part III
PDF
344
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Divisibility - Part III
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Intermediate I - Strolling with Euler III
PDF
340
Petra Munih Intermediate II - TBA
740
Ciprian Demeter Advanced - Pigeon Hole Principle and beyond
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
BMC Staff AMC 10/12 Contest for Intermediate II and Advanced

No regular session

TBA
Alex Zorn Beginners I - The coordinate plane -Part I
344
Alex Zorn Beginners II - Coordinate Plane

See handout in later week

344
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Rational and Irrational Numbers
340
Instructor Topic Room
Alex Zorn Beginners I - 0214
344
Alex Zorn Beginners II - 0214
344
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - Pulling Rabbits from Hats
PDF
340
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate II - AMC 10/12 Contest Aftermath
740
Nick Andersen Advanced - Olympiad Tricks - Part I

Same handout as part II

736
Instructor Topic Room
Alex Zorn Beginners I - Coordinate Plane - Final
PDF
344
Alex Zorn Beginners II - Coordinate Plane - Final
PDF
344
Kelli Talaska Intermediate I - BAMO Prep

No handouts

340
Shay Moran Intermediate II - Puzzles
PDF
740
Nick Andersen Advanced - Olympiad Tricks - Part II
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
BMC Staff BAMO 8/12

No regular sessions

TBA
Instructor Topic Room
BMC Staff AIME I for Qualifiers
732
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Counting I
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Counting I
PDF
344
Ellen Kulinsky Intermediate I - Combinatorics - Continued

No handouts

340
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate II - BAMO Aftermath
740
Shay Moran Advanced - Puzzles
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Counting II
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Counting II
PDF
344
Ellen Kulinsky Intermediate I - Combinatorics - Continued
340
Petra Munih Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Pratima Karpe Advanced - More Results on SET Math
736
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - Counting III
PDF
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Counting III
PDF
344
Ellen Kulinsky Intermediate I - Combinatorics - Continued

No handouts

340
Petra Munih Intermediate II - TBA
740
Jesse Thorner Advanced - Computing Sums and Average Number of Divisors
PDF
736
Instructor Topic Room
Spring Break
TBA
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Polyominoes, Symmetry, and Galaxy Puzzles
344
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - 0404
344
Tatiana Shubin Intermediate I - Parity and Invariants - Part I
PDF
340
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate II - Conway's Checkers

No handouts.

Please refer to the Decade of Berkeley Math Circle books for material:

  • in volume I: "Stomp and Other Games with Invariants" by Sam Vandervelde (Head of Proof School)
  • in volume II: "Monovariants. Part I and II" by Gabriel Carroll (BMC alumnus, Assistant Professor of Economic, Stanford)
740
Paul Zeitz Advanced - Polya Counting I

No handouts

736
Instructor Topic Room
Kelli Talaska Beginners I - Polyominoes, Symmetry, and Galaxy Puzzles
344
Kelli Talaska Beginners II - Polyominoes, Symmetry, and Galaxy Puzzles
344
Tatiana Shubin Intermediate I - Parity and Invariants
PDF
340
Serkan Hosten Intermediate II - Pigeon Hole Principle
PDF
740
Paul Zeitz Advanced - Polya Counting II

No handouts

736
Instructor Topic Room
Ellen Kulinsky Beginners I - Beg I 04-18
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Beg II 04-18
344
Petra Munih Intermediate I - Int I 04-18
340
Quan Lam Intermediate II - Int II 0418
740
Paul Zeitz Advanced - ad 0418
736
Instructor Topic Room
BMC Staff USAMO/USAJMO for Qualifiers
TBA
Instructor Topic Room
BMC Staff USAMO/USAJMO for Qualifiers
TBA
Instructor Topic Room
Ellen Kulinsky Beginners I - Beg I 0425
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Beg II 0425
344
Petra Munih Intermediate I - Int I 0425
340
Quan Lam Intermediate II - Int II 0425
740
Sanjam Garg Advanced - Ad 0425
736
Instructor Topic Room
Ellen Kulinsky Beginners I - Beg I 0502
344
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners II - Beg II 0502
344
Petra Munih Intermediate I - Int I 0502
340
Quan Lam Intermediate II - Int II 0502
740
Austin Shapiro Advanced - Ad 0502
736
Instructor Topic Room
James Sethian Colloquium Talk for BMC-Upper
TBA