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 at UC Berkeley, held 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 9th 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 homeworks every week in each of the three subjects. HWs are graded and returned the following 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.

Spring 2019 Math Taught the Right Way- Applications- 6B, 7B, 8B now closed. 9B still open.

Click here to apply (6B, 7B, and 8B applications and waitlists are now closed. 9B is still open.).

UPDATE (as of 11/3/18):

  • 6B, 7B, and 8B MTRW Spring 2019 applications and waitlists are now CLOSED.

  • the 9B group for Spring 2019 is still accepting applications.

  • Please note that if you are a waitlisted applicant, if you turn in your check to Evans 714 (and if  your online application is already completed) before a regular applicant, you will be moved to the regular list of applicants for consideration.


The Spring 2019 Math Taught the Right Way:

      Start date: January 21, 2019. 

      End date: May 9, 2019. 

*Please note:

January 21 is MLK day; there will be class. 

February 18 is President's day; there will be class. 

There is no class on March 25 due to UC Berkeley's spring break. 

An additional final date may be scheduled depending on the room availability. 


  • Click here to apply to MTRW Spring 2019 (6B, 7B, and 8B applications and waitlists are now closed. 9B is still open.)

Brief Description of MTRW Spring 2019 groups


  • Fees for MTRW Spring 2019 groups

Early Bird Fee:

If the fee is received and student is registered by December 1, 2018

  • Regular Fee:

if the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after December 2, 2018