The Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a weekly program for over 250 San Francisco Bay Area elementary, middle and high school students. The weekly sessions are on
Tuesdays evenings at the UC Berkeley campus. The program is jointly sponsored by the UC Berkeley Math Department, the Mosse Foundation For Arts
and Education through the Mathematical Sciences Research Insitute (MSRI), and Parents' Contributions.
Emulating famous Eastern European models, the program aims at drawing kids to mathematics, preparing them for mathematical contests, introducing
them to the wonders of beautiful mathematical theories, and encouraging them to undertake future careers linked with mathematics, whether as
mathematicians, mathematics educators, economists, or business entrepeneurs.
Read more about the BMC.
Application to BMC-Upper for Spring 2014 is now open!
*Note: The "Apply to BMC" Page is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please use the instructions below to apply for Spring 2014. We are sorry
for the inconviencence.
Continuing students in Berkeley Math Circle
All students who attended BMC-Upper level in Fall 2013 only need to submit a check for $160 made out to "United Math Circles Foundation"
by Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 in order to re-enroll for Spring 2014. Students who do not submit a check by then will not be enrolled in
BMC-Upper in spring 2014 and they spots will be released to incoming new students.
New Students: Applying to Berkeley Math Circle-Upper
The following application is for NEW students applying to BMC-Upper (grades 5-12) only for spring 2014. (New students are those who were not registered at BMC-Upper in fall 2013.). BMC applications have to arrive by mail or person no later than
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. Please note that there will only be a few spots open for new students in Spring 2014, and decisions will be based on merit.
Download, print and fill the following form. The form includes a thorough instruction on applying for the BMC.
- Download the application form:
Application Form for New Students applying to BMC-Upper Spring 2014
- Payment: The BMC has a fee of $160 for Spring 2014. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. You can pay the fee by writing check made out to "United Math
Circle Foundation" and bringing it to the Math Circle. Write the student's name and "BMC-Spring 2014" on the memo line.
- Mail the Application, required Transcript, and Payment to us - Our address is:
Berkeley Math Circle
Attn: Zvezdelina Stankova
Department of Mathematics
Room 970, Evans Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3840
Or bring the application: All applications must arrive BY Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. Decisions will be made within a few days after that,
so no late applications will be accepted.
All inquiries regarding BMC-Elementary must be directed at Laura Givental at
BMC.Elementary@gmail.com. Note that BMC-Upper and BMC-Elementary have separate admissions processes and separate teams reviewing the applications.
BMC-Upper Sessions for Spring 2014
The Berkeley Math Circle for Spring 2014 will start on Tuesday, January 7th.
- BMC Beginners will meet every Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM at 330 Evans.
- BMC Intermediate will meet every Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 740 Evans.
- BMC Advanced will meet every Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 736 Evans.
Structure of the Berkeley Math Circle
The Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) consists of two sections:
- BMC Upper (organized by Zvezdelina Stankova) - divided furthermore into three groups:
- BMC Beginners
- BMC Intermediate
- BMC Advanced
- BMC Elementary (organized by Laura Givental) - divided furthermore into two groups:
- BMC Elementary I (grades 1 and 2)
- BMC Elementary II (grades 3 and 4)
BMC Upper: Hojae Lee (BMC Assistant), hojae.lee2015 (at) gmail (dot)com
BMC Elementary: Laura Givental (BMC Elementary Director), bmc (dot) elementary (at) gmail (dot) com
Parking is notoriously hard nearby UCB campus. Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early. We start at 6 pm, respectively, 6:15pm sharp for the corresponding
groups. The campus map showing available parking can be found here.
On the map, Evans Hall is in D2, so the Lower Hearst Structure in E1 is probably the best parking choice. The fee for parking is $1 per hour.
Nico Brown of the Berkeley Math Circle wins first place at the Berkeley Mini-Math Tournament!
Nico Brown wins 1st place at BmMT 2013. Nico Brown and Vincent Pisani at BmMT 2013.
BMC's own Nico Brown won the Berkeley mini Math Tournament (BmMT), the middle school student variant to the BMT for high school students, this past weekend.
Nico's score in the Individual round placed him into the top six students who entered the final Countdown elimination round, a series of timed questions...
and he emerged the overall champion!
He wouldn't have got there without Team BMC coached by Intermediate Circle parent Tor Slettnes--Vincent Pisani, Arav Karighattam, Nate Fish, Espen Slettnes,
and Nico--so congratulations to all!
Laura Pierson of the Berkeley Math Circle wins Silver Medal at 2013 European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad!
Current BMC Student Laura Pierson won a silver medal at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO)! The 2013 EGMO was
held at Luxembourg city, where 87 participants from 22 countries participated. As a 7th grader at the time, Laura was the youngest member
of the USA team.
|BMC Student Evan Chen wins Gold Medal in the Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad 2013!
BMC Student Evan Chen participated at the Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad 2013 as part of the Team Selection Tests.
USA, Korea, and Russia tied for the 1st place. Evan Chen was placed as USA #1 and received the gold medal.
In fact, all USA members received perfect scores, however, Evan Chen won the tie-breaker!