**The United Math Circles Foundation is an official umbrella organization for the Berkeley Math Circle. The United Math Circles Foundation is a non-profit organization.**

We had the exciting idea to launch a new math circle group for kids of elementary school age in the fall of 2009. The target age of this group was grades 1-3. The main objective of this group was to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by introducing young children to the elements of mathematical culture.

The program received a warm response from the students and their parents. BMC Elementary program is now in its tenth year. The number of the participants has grown, and now there are two levels:

- BMC Elementary I, grades 1 and 2
- BMC Elementary II, grades 3 and 4

The meetings are full of hands-on activities, games, and short problems, which will hopefully establish the positive image of mathematics in the minds of the participants.

**BERKELEY MATH CIRCLE ELEMENTARY INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR 2019-2020**

### BMC ELEMENTARY AGE

BMC Elementary Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 programs are only for students who will be in grades 1 - 4 in the Fall 2020. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.

BMC Elementary Fall and Spring programs are offered at two levels: Level I (grades 1 & 2) and Level II (grades 3 & 4).

BMC Elementary Summer 2020 program is only for students who will be in grades 2 - 5 in the Fall 2020. If your child is in grade 6 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.

### SPRING 2020 PROGRAM IS CLOSED

### SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM

June 15, 2020 – June 19, 2020

From 1 PM to 4 PM

Classes will be held on the UC Berkeley campus, Evans Hall.

We are planning to have 2 or 3 different groups, arranged by age.

Each group will have 2 classes per day, with snack breaks in between:

- Problem Solving

- Math Games

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**To register for Summer 2020:**

1. Please fill the application form (one per each student)

2. Write a check (see instructions)

### FALL 2020 PROGRAM

**Exact dates for Fall 2020 will be announced later**

**Schedule for Fall 2019**

In the Fall 2020, classes will be offered on Tuesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Classes will be held on the UC Berkeley campus.

**Tuition for Fall 2019**

Tuition for Fall 2019 will be announced later. Financial aid is available.

### NEW STUDENTS ONLY

If you wish to be put on the BMC Elementary waiting list you have to:

· Complete the online application (one per student) Online Application

· Pay one time new student Application Fee

We put potential students on our waiting list all year round (no deadline).

Enrollment to BMC Elementary is based on merit and available space. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

If a student has been accepted into the program, we will notify you via email. We will request all the additional required documents at that time.

### CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY

All continuing students will receive instructions regarding the application procedure and the forms in the email.

Please check our website periodically for updates.