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.
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.
Summer 2020 online program
Date: June 15-19, 2020
Time: 9am -12pm
Due to COVID 19 classes will be held online.
We are planning to have several groups, arranged by age.
Each group will have 2 classes per day, with snack break in between:
- Problem Solving
- Math Crafts and Games
To register for Summer 2020:
- Please fill the application form (one per each student)
- Please contact us for the payment instructions at BMC.Elementary@gmail.com
Fall 2020 Program
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
October 6, 13, 20, 27;
November 3, 10, 17, 24;
December 1, 8.
Schedule for 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 or online.
Tuition for Fall 2020
Tuition for Fall 2020 will be announced at a later date. Financial aid is available.
New students only
If you wish to be put on the BMC Elementary waiting list, you must:
- Complete the online application (one per student)
- Please, contact us for the payment instructions at BMC.Elementary@gmail.com
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.