The Berkeley Math Circle

Math Taught the Right Way Program

MATH TAUGHT THE RIGHT WAY is a math program of the Berkeley Math Circle for middle and high school students, held at UC Berkeley, for 3 hours 5-8pm on Mondays throughout the academic year. The program is intellectually demanding, testing and encouraging the mental development of students in a content-rich and challenging environment of algebra, geometry, and problem solving. The MTRW does NOT conform to generic U.S. labels of math classes (e.g., Algebra 1, Algebra 2, etc.). By the end of 8th grade the MTRW will have surpassed the regular U.S. math curriculum by a lot, not just in breath but more importantly in depth. Learning to "read and write mathematics" is a skill that is emphasized at the MTRW as the basis for communicating mathematics.

The instructors at the MTRW have Ph.D., M.A., BA's in math or other related degrees in science, and are distinguished teachers at the Berkeley Math Circle, universities and elite middle and high schools. The MTRW has HWs every week in each of the three subjects. HWs are graded and returned the next week. There are final exams in each subject. Report cards are generated each semester with % of completed regular and bonus work, as well as statistics of the corresponding classes, and a list of top performers and winners in various categories.

Fall 2018 Math Taught the Right Way - Application NOW OPEN

UPDATE:

  • A week after opening the application portal for MTRWF18, we are full on levels 6A, 7A, and 8A. We have closed the application for MTRWF18 6A, 7A, and 8A groups. 
  • We are building up a new, advanced group in 9A in the fall. This group is 2/3 full, so we will leave the application open over the summer just for 9A (qualifying 9th graders and above). Those who have applied to 9A on-line but have not submitted the checks: we expect that the group will be full, so if you do not send us a check in a timely manner, you may lose your spot over the summer.

The Fall 2018 Math Taught the Right Way:

      Start date: August 27, 2018. 

      End date: December 3, 2018. 

An additional final date may be scheduled depending on the room availability. Please note that the early bird fee is valid until June 30, 2018. The full fee will take effect starting July 1, 2018, as specified in this form. 

Brief Description of MTRW Fall 2018 groups

  • 6A group: 5 pm - 8 pm (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving); intended for advanced 6th graders or motivated 7th graders who lack some background.
  • 7A group: 5 pm - 8 pm (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry); intended for 7th graders and advanced 6th graders who finish 6B MTRW in Spring 2018
  • 8A group: 5pm - 8 pm (Problem Solving, Geometry, Algebra); intended for 8th graders and/or advanced 7th graders.  If you haven't completed 7B curriculum or haven't attended the Berkeley Math Circle Intermediate I class, this may be quite a challenge for you, and you may apply to the 7A group to fill in the gaps.
  • 9A group: 5pm - 8pm (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra); intended for 9th graders and advanced 8th graders who finished MTRW 8B in Spring 2018.  If you haven't completed 8B curriculum or haven't attended the Berkeley Math Circle Intermediate I class, this may be quite a challenge for you, and you may apply to the 8A group to fill in the gaps.
  • 9A mixed group: 5pm - 8pm (9A Proofs, 8A Problem Solving, 9A Geometry); intended for 10th - 12th graders. The material in this mixed subgroup will likely never be experienced in such depth in school.
  • 9A sub-group: 5pm - 7 pm (9A Proofs, 9A Geometry); intended for 10 - 12th graders. The material in this subgroup will likely never be experienced in such depth in school. The material in the proofs class is often beyond second/third year of math major in college.

Fees for MTRW Fall 2018 groups

Early Bird Fee:

If the fee is received and student is registered by June  30, 2018

  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 6A group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving) 
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 7A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 8A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 9A group (Proofs, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 9A mixgroup (9A Proofs, 8A Problem Solving, 9A Geometry)
  • $420 for 5pm - 7pm for 9A subgroup (9A Proofs,  9A Geometry)-- this option is only available to students grades 10-12.

Regular Fee:

if the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after July 1, 2018

  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 6A group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving) 
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 7A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 8A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 9A group (Proofs, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 9A mixgroup (9A Proofs, 8A Problem Solving, 9A Geometry)
  • $460 for 5pm - 7pm for 9A subgroup (9A Proofs,  9A Geometry)-- this option is only available to students grades 10-12.