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 is only for students who will be in grades 1 - 4 in the Fall 2019. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.
BMC Elementary is offered at two levels: Level I (grades 1 & 2) and Level II (grades 3 & 4)
FALL 2019 PROGRAM
Dates for Fall 2019
September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3.
Schedule for Fall 2019
In the Fall 2019, 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 $200 per semester. Financial aid is available.
SPRING 2020 PROGRAM
Dates for Spring 2020
January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5.
Schedule for Spring 2020
In the Spring 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 Spring 2020
Tuition for Spring 2020 will be $200 per semester. Financial aid is available.
NEW STUDENTS ONLY
If you wish to be put on the BMC Elementary waiting list:
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 for the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester, 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.