Interested in broadening your mathematical knowledge and sharpening your analytical thinking? Join the Colorado Math Circle for exciting math talks and problem solving sessions hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Speakers will include math professors and mathematicians from around the state. Topics are expected to include number theory, combinatorics, probability, geometry, and group theory.
The Euler Group is intended for advanced high school students. It will meet throughout the year to work on problem solving, focusing on topics outside the standard math curriculum. Past topics have included cyclotomic polynomials, knot theory, computability theory, and dynamical systems.
The Galois Group is intended for advanced middle school students. It will meet throughout the year to work on problem solving. Past topics have included modular arithmetic, Catalan numbers, recursion, and pigeonhole principle. Recommended background: high school algebra. (Grade school students should wait until sixth grade before attending, even if they are currently studying middle or high school math.)
You may attend any meeting without pre-registering but if you would like to add your name to the Colorado Math Circle mailing list, please complete this registration form.
Check our calendar for the 2013–14 meeting schedule.
Meetings will take place in the CU-Boulder Engineering Center or Duane Physics Building or Benson Earth Sciences Building. (See driving directions.) The classroom location will change from month to month so please check our calendar for the correct room number.
Congratulations to Nina Vendhan of the Kent Denver School for winning 8th place in the 2013 Math Prize for Girls! In addition to receiving $1000, Nina now advances to the 2013 Math Prize for Girls Olympiad in November.
We are pleased to announce that the CU-Boulder Department of Mathematics is now a co-sponsor of the Colorado Math Circle, joining the Department of Applied Mathematics and Outreach Committee.
The CU-Boulder Outreach Committee has awarded the Colorado Math Circle $6900 for the 2013–2014 academic year. We greatly appreciate the generous financial support we have received from the Outreach Committee and Department of Applied Mathematics.
The Colorado ARML A Team placed 23rd overall at the 2013 ARML Competition, out of 139 fifteen-member regional teams from around the country.
Congratulations to Jesse Zhang of Fairview HS who, for the second time, has qualified for the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) which trains and selects members of the U.S. Olympiad Team.
Congratulations to Hongyi Chen of Altona MS who placed among the top twelve students at the 2013 National MathCounts Competition!
The Colorado Euler 1 team won second place in the 2013 Purple Comet! Math Meet mixed high school division. Congratulations to Tommy Fan, Jacob Imola, Albert Soh, Robert Spofford, Henry Zhang, and Larry Zhang! Congratulations also to the Colorado Euler 2 and Euler 5 teams which won honorable mention.
Congratulations to the math circle members who qualified for the 2013 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO):
|Tommy Fan||Lakewood HS|
|Albert Soh||Fairview HS|
|Henry Zhang||Fairview HS|
|Jesse Zhang||Fairview HS|
and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO):
|Avi Swartz||Challenge School|
The Colorado Math Circle finished in fourth place in the 2012-2013 ARML Power Contest. After placing thirteenth in the first round, we outscored all teams in the second round. This is the seventh consecutive year we have ranked among the top seven teams overall.
Congratulations to the math circle members who have been named winners in the Open Round of the 2013 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)! The contest attracted more than 1600 participants in the U.S. and Canada. The top winners advance to the five-hour Invitational Round.
|Shawn Ong||Douglas County HS|
|Christine Soh||Fairview HS|
|Chloe Pradeau||Fairview HS|
We will be preparing for the 2014 ARML Competition throughout the year. In June 2013 thirty-five students from twenty different schools represented Colorado at the national competition. Colorado placed 23rd in the U.S., out of 139 regional teams. Twice the Colorado team has won national honors: placing first in the B division in 2006 and placing sixth in the B division in 2011. Three times Colorado students have ranked among the top ten individuals in the competition.
There is no fee for participating in the Colorado Math Circle. We are fortunate to be supported by the Outreach Committee, Department of Applied Mathematics, and Department of Mathematics of CU-Boulder, and the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
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