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 2021 program (will be announced late January- early February 2021) is only for students who will be in grades 2-5 in Fall 2021. If your child will be in grade 6 and higher Fall 2021, please apply to the BMC Upper Summer Program.
Spring 2021 online program
Dates for Tuesdays:
- January 19, 26;
- February 2, 9, 16, 23;
- March 2, 9;
- April 6, 13, 20, 27;
- May 4, 11, 18.
Dates for Wednesdays:
- January 20, 27;
- February 3, 10, 17, 24
- March 3, 10;
- April 7, 14, 21, 28
- May 5, 12, 19;
Schedule for Spring 2021
Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Classes will be held online.
Tuition for Spring 2021
Tuition for Spring 2021 will be $252 ($245+ $7 PayPal fee). Financial aid is available.
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.