The Berkeley Math Circle

Math Taught the Right Way Program

Math Taught the Right Way (MTRW) is a math program of the Berkeley Math Circle for middle and high school students at UC Berkeley, held for 3 hours 5-8pm on Mondays throughout the academic year. The program is intellectually demanding, testing and encouraging the mental development of students in a content-rich and challenging environment of algebra, geometry, and problem solving. The MTRW does NOT conform to generic U.S. labels of math classes (e.g., Algebra 1, Algebra 2, etc.). By the end of 9th grade the MTRW will have surpassed the regular U.S. math curriculum by a lot, not just in breadth but more importantly in depth. Learning to "read and write mathematics" is a skill that is emphasized at the MTRW as the basis for communicating mathematics.

The instructors at the MTRW have Ph.D., M.A., BA's in math or other related degrees in science, and are distinguished teachers at the Berkeley Math Circle, universities and elite middle and high schools. The MTRW has homework assignments every week in each of the three subjects. Homework is graded and returned the following week. There are final exams in each subject. Report cards are generated each semester with % of completed regular and bonus work, as well as statistics of the corresponding classes, and a list of top performers and winners in various categories.

Application Dates to Watch For:

MTRW Fall 2020 The Fall 2020 application is CLOSED.
MTRW Spring 2021 Applications will become available late October, or earlier.

MTRW FALL 2020 APPLICATION NOW LIVE!

The MTRW Fall 2020 application is CLOSED.

A few spots remain in our 9A group (Algebra/Geometry/Proofs) and subgroup (Proofs). We will consider only strong students who are in 9th grade or above, or have passed MTRW 8B. If this describes your qualifications, please write a short paragraph to margaretcbraun@berkeley.edu describing your math background and reason(s) why you would like to attend the MTRW 9A programs  

MTRW Fall 2020

Date: August 24, 2020 - December 7, 2020 (No class on September 7 due to Labor Day)
Time: Monday evenings  
Location: UC Berkeley campus

We have been holding Spring 2020 MTRW sessions online during the closure of UCB campus. MTRW sessions in the Fall 2020 will be held on campus for as long as UCB campus is open and allows for in-person classes. When UCB campus is closed and does not allow in-person classes, we will hold the MTRW sessions online via Zoom. Sessions will be recorded, whenever feasible and agreeable with the instructor, and posted for viewing to MTRW families. 

 

Brief Description of MTRW Fall 2020 groups

We have been holding MTRW session in spring 2020 online during the closure of the UCB campus. MTRW sessions in Fall 2020 will be held on campus for as long as UCB campus is open and allows for in-person classes. When The UCB campus is closed and does not allow in-person classes, we will hold the MTRW sessions online via Zoom. Sessions will be recorded, whenever feasible and agreeable with the instructor, and posted for viewing to MTRW families. 

6A group

5:00-8:00pm (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving); intended for advanced 6th graders or motivated 7th graders who lack some background.

7A group

5:00-8:00pm (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry); intended for 7th graders and advanced 6th graders who finished 6B MTRW.

8A group

5:00-8:00pm (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra); intended for 9-12 graders and advanced 8th graders who finished 7B MTRW

9A group

5:00-8:00pm (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra); intended for 9-12 graders and advanced 8th graders who finished MTRW 8B. 

9A sub-group

5:00-6:00pm (9A Proofs); restricted only to 10-12 graders

 

Fees for MTRW Fall 2020:

Early-bird fee

If the fee is received and student is registered by June 15, 2020:

$675 for 6A group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving)

$675 for 7A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)

$675 for 8A group (Problem Solving, Geometry, Algebra)

$675 for 9A group (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra)

$225 for 9A sub-group (Proofs)

Regular fee

If the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after June 16, 2020:

$700 for 6A group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving)

$700 for 7A group (Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry)

$700 for 8A group (Problem Solving, Geometry, Algebra)

$700 for 9A group (Proofs, Geometry, Algebra)

$235 for 9A sub-group (Proofs)