The Berkeley Math Circle

Math Taught the Right Way Program

MATH TAUGHT THE RIGHT WAY 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 homeworks every week in each of the three subjects. HWs are 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.

Math Taught the Right Way 2020 Applications

Math Taught the Right Way Spring 2020 applications are open now! Click here to apply. 6B and 7B groups are now full. There is one spot left in 8B and there are only a few spots left in 9B. There is no waitlist. You must act quickly if you would like to apply for the 8B or 9B groups.  

Brief Description of MTRW Spring 2020 groups


Fees for MTRW Spring 2020:

Early Bird Fee:

If the fee is received and student is registered by November 15, 2019:

$645 for 5pm - 8pm for 6B group (Algebra, Geometry, Problem Solving), if the fee is received and student is registered by November 15, 2019.


Regular Fee:

if the fee is received and/or student is registered on or after November 16, 2019: