The Berkeley Math Circle

Calendar

Regarding the Fall 2022 semester:

  • The Fall 2022 semester will offer different modes of instruction depending on the group your student is enrolled in.
  • All BMC-Upper sessions for the Beginners I and Advanced groups will be held online during Fall 2022, except for the Bay Area Math Olympiad and possibly an end-of-the-semester event (optional, in-person).
  • Beginners II and Intermediate I-II sessions are planned in-person, except for possibly a few sessions.

BMC sessions are held on Wednesdays at UC Berkeley (or online):

Session

Time

Room

Beginners I

5:00 PM to 6:20 PM

Online

Beginners II

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Evans 1015

Intermediate I

6:10 PM to 7:55 PM

In-Person (see calendar)

Intermediate II

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In-Person (see calendar)

Advanced

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Online

Please NOTE:

  • The starting times are sharp and parking is limited, so please plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes prior in order to be situated and ready for the session.
  • Late arrivals cause disturbance and distraction and therefore are strongly discouraged.
  • Regarding the Monthly Contest schedule, you'll find little symbols in the left hand column:
  1.      dist_icon.png   -  when a Monthly Contest will be distributed.
  2.     due_icon.png   -  when a Monthly Contest is due.
  3.      awards_icon.png  - when the awards for that Monthly Contest will be held.
  • Please go to the BMC Elementary  tab for its information and schedule.

Calendar for 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

MC1
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Tetris Party Championship
PDF, PDF
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - Tetris Party Championship
PDF, PDF
Evans 1015
Tom Davis Intermediate I - Conway's Rational Tangles
PDF
Cheit C230
Quan Lam Intermediate II - Modular Arithmetic, Fermat Little Theorem, Diophantine Equations, Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Laura Pierson Advanced - Counting Trees and Parking Cars
PDF
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Tetris Party Championship II
PDF, PDF
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - Tetris Party Championship II
PDF, PDF
Evans 1015
Erik Herrera Intermediate I - Mathematical Cake Cutting
Cheit C230
Quan Lam Intermediate II - Modular Arithmetic, Fermat Little Theorem, Diophantine Equations, Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Laura Pierson Advanced - Counting Trees and Parking Cars
PDF
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Tetris Party Championship III
PDF, PDF
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - Tetris Party Championship III
PDF, PDF
Evans 1015
Quan Lam Intermediate I - Modular Arithmetic, Divisibility & Applications, Curious Numbers
PDF
Cheit C230
Erik Herrera Intermediate II - Mathematical Cake Cutting
Cheit C220
Daniel Rostamloo Advanced - Group Theory
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Bernt Wahl Beginners I - Exploring Fractals
Online
Bernt Wahl Beginners II - Exploring Fractals
Evans 1015
Quan Lam Intermediate I - Modular Arithmetic, Divisibility & Applications, Curious Numbers
Cheit C230
Sebastian Weinberger Intermediate II - Bayes' Theorem
PDF
Cheit C220
Daniel Rostamloo Advanced - Group Theory II
PDF
Online
MC2 MC1
Instructor Topic Room
Cody Strouse Beginners I - Math Kangaroo!
Online
Cody Strouse Beginners II - Math Kangaroo!
Evans 1015
Sarah Firestone Intermediate I - Trigonometric Ratios
PDF, PDF
Cheit C230
Sebastian Weinberger Intermediate II - Bayes' Theorem II
PDF
Cheit C220
Milo Moses Advanced - Finite Fields
Online
MC1
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - The Math of Chemistry: Building Molecules & Their Geometric Shapes (VSEPR Theory) I
Online
Patricio Angulo Beginners II - The Math of Chemistry: Building Molecules & Their Geometric Shapes (VSEPR Theory) I
Evans 1015
Sarah Firestone Intermediate I - Trigonometry and the Unit Circle
PDF
Cheit C230
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - More Number Theory and Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Kyle Devereaux Advanced - A Look at Quantum Mechanics
PDF, PDF
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - The Math of Chemistry: Building Molecules & Their Geometric Shapes (VSEPR Theory) II
Online
Patricio Angulo Beginners II - The Math of Chemistry: Building Molecules & Their Geometric Shapes (VSEPR Theory) II
Evans 1015
Sarah Firestone Intermediate I - Modeling with Trigonometric Functions
PDF
Cheit C230
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - More Number Theory and Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Sebastian Weinberger Advanced - Bayes' Theorem
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Selena Ding Beginners I - DNA: Sequence and Topology
Online
Ryan Quan Beginners II - Morphological Measurements
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - Tetris Party Championship
PDF, PDF
Cheit C230
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - More Number Theory and Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Arkady Vaintrob Advanced - Comparing Infinities
PDF
Online
MC3 MC2
Instructor Topic Room
Selena Ding Beginners I - DNA: Sequence and Topology
Online
Ryan Quan Beginners II - Morphological Measurements
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - Tetris Party Championship
PDF, PDF
Cheit C230
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - More Number Theory and Counting
PDF
Cheit C220
Arkady Vaintrob Advanced - Comparing Infinities
PDF
Online
MC2
Instructor Topic Room
Selena Ding Beginners I - DNA: Sequence and Topology
Online
Ryan Quan Beginners II - Morphological Measurements
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - Tetris Party Championship
PDF
Cheit C230
Roy Zhao Intermediate II - Invariants and Monovariants
Cheit C220
Paul Zeitz Advanced - Gauss Sums
PDF
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Polygon Decompositions I
PDF
Online
Sarah Firestone Beginners II - Quadratics and Area
Evans 1015
Bernt Wahl Intermediate I - Exploring Fractals
Cheit C230
Roy Zhao Intermediate II - Invariants and Monovariants
Cheit C220
Paul Zeitz Advanced - Gauss Sums
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Polygon Decompositions II
PDF
Online
Sarah Firestone Beginners II - Quadratics and Area
Evans 1015
Erik Herrera Intermediate I - Lattice Polygons and Pick's Theorem
Cheit C230
Intermediate II - None

AMC 10/12B in person

In person
Advanced - None

AMC 10/12B in person

In person
MC4 MC3
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Polygon Decompositions III
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - Taxicab Geometry I
Evans 1015
Peter Koroteev Intermediate I - Partitions III
Cheit C230
Bernt Wahl Intermediate II - Exploring Fractals
Cheit C220
Roy Zhao Advanced - Hat Problems I
PDF
Online
MC3
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - Polygon Decompositions IV
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - Taxicab Geometry II
Evans 1015
Peter Koroteev Intermediate I - TBA
Cheit C230
Erik Herrera Intermediate II - TBA
Cheit C220
Roy Zhao Advanced - Hat Problems II
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Michael Hutching BMC-Upper Colloquium

Dec 11, Sunday, 3-4PM

Speaker: Professor Michael Hutching

Chair of the Mathematics Department

UC Berkeley

 

Title: The mathematics of Rubik's cube

Abstract: We will discuss the group theory related to Rubik's cube. By the end of this talk you should be able to solve Rubik's cube, possibly taking a while, but understanding every step. The same ideas can also be used to solve other similar puzzles (larger cubes, other polyhedra, etc.). You are encouraged to bring a cube to experiment with if you have one, and we will also have some cubes available.

 

VLSB 2050
MC5 MC4
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - TBA
Online
Beginners II - None

AMC8 for Grades 8 and below

In person
Intermediate I - None

AMC8 for Grades 8 and below

In person
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - TBA
Cheit 135 (tent.)
Laura Pierson Advanced - TBA
Online
MC4
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - TBA
Online
Patricio Angulo Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Sarah Firestone Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Laura Pierson Advanced - TBA
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - TBA
Online
Patricio Angulo Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Sarah Firestone Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Arkady Vaintrob Advanced - TBA
Online
MC6 MC5
Instructor Topic Room
Patricio Angulo Beginners I - TBA
Online
Patricio Angulo Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Paul Zeitz Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Arkady Vaintrob Advanced - TBA
Online
MC5
Instructor Topic Room
Selena Ding Beginners I - TBA
Online
Liliana Mironova Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Peter Koroteev Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Zili Wang Advanced - TBA
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Selena Ding Beginners I - TBA
Online
Liliana Mironova Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Peter Koroteev Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Lingfu Zhang Advanced - TBA
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Beginners I - None

Bay Area Math Olympiad

TBA
Beginners II - None

Bay Area Math Olympiad

TBA
Intermediate I - None

Bay Area Math Olympiad

TBA
Intermediate II - None

Bay Area Math Olympiad

TBA
Advanced - None

Bay Area Math Olympiad

TBA
MC7 MC6
Instructor Topic Room
Roy Zhao Beginners I - TBA
Online
Roy Zhao Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Ryan Quan Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Pratima Karpe Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Advanced - TBA
Online
MC6
Instructor Topic Room
Roy Zhao Beginners I - TBA
Online
Roy Zhao Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Ryan Quan Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Pratima Karpe Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Advanced - TBA
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Roy Zhao Beginners I - TBA
Online
Roy Zhao Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Zvezda Stankova Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Aaron Agulnick Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Espen Slettnes Advanced - TBA
Online
MC8 MC7
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - TBA
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Roy Zhao Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Aaron Agulnick Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Daniel Rostamloo Advanced - TBA
Hybrid
MC7
Instructor Topic Room
Harry Main-Luu Beginners I - TBA
Online
Harry Main-Luu Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Roy Zhao Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Cody Strouse Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Daniel Rostamloo Advanced - TBA
Hybrid
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - TBA
Online
Sarah Firestone Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Roy Zhao Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Cody Strouse Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Harry Main-Luu Advanced - TBA
Online
MC8
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - TBA
Online
Sarah Firestone Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Chris Overton Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Paul Zeitz Advanced - TBA
Online
MC8
Instructor Topic Room
Elysee Wilson-Egolf Beginners I - TBA
Online
Sarah Firestone Beginners II - TBA
Evans 1015
Harry Main-Luu Intermediate I - TBA
TBA
Chris Overton Intermediate II - TBA
TBA
Paul Zeitz Advanced - TBA
Online
Instructor Topic Room
Espen Slettnes TBA

BMC-Upper Colloquium

TBA