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.
BMC Elementary Age
BMC Elementary Fall 2022 program is only for students in grades 1-4 in Fall 2022. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.
BMC Elementary Spring 2023 program is only for students in grades 1-4 in Spring 2023. If your child is in grade 5 and higher, please apply to BMC Upper.
BMC Elementary Summer 2023 program is only for students in grades 2-5 in Fall 2023. If your child is in grade 6 and higher in Fall 2023, please apply to the BMC Upper Summer Program.
BMC Elementary Fall, Spring, and Summer programs are offered at two levels: Level I (grades 1 & 2) and Level II (grades 3 & 4).
Summer 2023 ONLINE PROGRAM
Date and Time:
June 19 – 23, Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 12 PM, PST (and possibly 1 PM – 4 PM, PST)
The program will be held online.
About the Program:
Our plan for the program includes the following activities:
- Problem-solving sessions with competition-type problems aimed at teaching problem-solving methods and techniques.
- Short breaks for stretching and snacks.
- Hands-on math-related activities and games.
The students will be taught in groups according to their age and skill level.
Tuition for Summer Program 2023
Tuition for Summer Program 2023 will be $379 ($370 + $9 PayPal fee).
Financial aid is available.
Complete the online application (one per student).
Fall 2023 ONLINE and In-Person PROGRAM
Dates for Tuesdays:
- September 5, 12, 19, 26
- October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- November 7, 14, 21, 28
- December 5, 12
Dates for Wednesdays:
- September 6, 13, 20, 27
- October 4, 11, 18, 25
- November 1, 8 ,15, 22, 29
- December 6, 13
Schedule for Fall 2023
Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM (All times are given in PST). Tuesday's classes will be held online and in person (if possible). Wednesday's classes will be held online.
Tuition for Fall 2023
- $288 ($280 tuition + $8 PayPal fee) for continuing students.
- $324 ($280 tuition + $35 one-time application fee + $9 PayPal fee) for new students.
Financial aid is available.
New students only
If you wish to be on the BMC Elementary waiting list, you must complete the online application (one per student).
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.
We will notify you via email if a student has been accepted into the program. We will request all the additional required forms and 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.