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 Thursdays (Mondays starting Spring 2018) 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.

Spring 2018 Math Taught the Right Way - Application Closed - Waitlist Opened

MTRW will take place on Mondays (5-8pm) in Spring 2018.

  • Start date: Jan 22, 2018. 
  • End date: April 30, 2018. 

An additional final date will be scheduled for May 2018 subject to room availability. 

  • Please note that the early bird fee is valid until Nov 24, 2017. 
  • The full fee will take effect starting Nov 25, 2017, as specified below. 
  • To apply to MTRW Spring 2018 Waitlist, click here.

Brief Description of MTRW Spring 2018 groups

  • 6B group: 5 pm - 8 pm (Algebra by Elysee Wilson-Egolf, Geometry by Harry Main-Luu, Problem Solving by Elena Blanter); intended for 6th graders, and for advanced 5th graders, and motivated 7th graders who lack some background.
  • 7B group: 5 pm - 8 pm (Problem Solving by Elysee Wilson-Egolf, Algebra by Kelli Talaska, Geometry by Norm Prokup); intended for 7th graders, and for advanced 6th graders, and motivated 8th graders who lack some background.
  • 8B group: 5pm - 8 pm (Proofs by Zvezda Stankova, Geometry by Norm Prokup, Algebra by Kelli Talaska); intended for 8th graders, and for advanced 7th graders, and motivated 9th - 11th graders. The material in the 8A group will likely never be experienced in such depth in school.
  • 8B sub-group: 5pm - 7 pm (Proofs by Zvezda Stankova, Geometry by Norm Prokup); intended for 9th - 11th graders. The material in the 8A group will likely never be experienced in such depth in school.
  • 8B sub-group: 5pm - 6 pm (Proofs by Zvezda Stankova); intended for 9th - 11th graders. The material in the 8A group will likely never be experienced in such depth in school.

Fees for MTRW Spring 2018 groups

1. Options for Middle School Students:

Early Bird Fee:

If the fee is received and student is registered by Nov 24, 2017

  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 6B group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving) 
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 7B group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 8B group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)

Regular Fee:

if the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after Nov 25, 2017

  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 6B group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving)
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 7B group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)
  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 8B group (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra)
2. Options for High School Students:

Early Bird Fee for High School Students

if the fee is received and student is registered by Nov 24, 2017

  • $630 for 5pm - 8pm for 8B group (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra)
  • $420 for 5pm - 7pm for 8B group Proofs and Geometry. 
    • This option applies only to high school students.
  • $210 for 5pm - 6pm for 8B group Proofs. 
    • This option applies only to high school students.

Regular Fee for High School Students:

if the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after Nov 25, 2017

  • $680 for 5pm - 8pm for 8A group (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra)
  • $460 for 5pm - 7pm for 8A group Proofs and Geometry.
    • This option applies only to high school students.
  • $240 for 5pm - 6pm for 8A group Proofs 
    • This option applies only to high school students.