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, and geometry.
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. (Note: Younger students should wait until ninth grade before attending, even if they are currently studying high school or college level math.)
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, combinatorics, and the pigeonhole principle. The Galois MATHCOUNTS club will meet on Wednesday afternoons at CU-Boulder to practice contest math problems. (More details here.) Recommended background: high school algebra. (Note: Younger 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 2015–16 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 Casey Zhang of Fairview High School who will be one of ten finalists participating in the 2016 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician competition! The national contest will take place in January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle. Best of luck to Casey!
Congratulations to Christine Soh and Andrea Lin of Fairview High School for their excellent performance in the 2015 Math Prize for Girls competition! Christine placed among the top students and qualified for the Math Prize for Girls Olympiad in November. Andrea scored just below honorable mention. Congrats to both!
The Colorado ARML A1 Team placed 20th overall at the 2015 ARML Competition, out of 135 fifteen-member regional teams from around the country. Special congratulations to Jesse Zhang of Fairview HS and Avi Swartz of Cherry Creek HS who ranked among the top individuals in the competition and qualified for the tiebreaker round!
Congratulations to Hongyi Chen of Fairview High School who was named one of the winners of the 2015 USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO)! He qualifies for the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) which trains and selects members of the U.S. Olympiad Team.
Congratulations to the Euler Quads team (Hongyi Chen, Lubin Deng, Kristine Guo, T.J. Leing, and Casey Zhang) which won first place in the high school mixed team division of the 2015 Purple Comet! Math Meet!
Congratulations to the math circle members who qualified for the 2015 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO):
|Jesse Zhang||Fairview HS|
and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO):
|Hongyi Chen||Fairview HS|
|Avi Swartz||Cherry Creek HS|
|Aaron Lou||Highlands Ranch HS|
The Colorado Math Circle tied for seventh place in the 2014-2015 ARML Power Contest. This is the tenth 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 2015 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)! The contest attracted more than 2000 participants in the U.S. and Canada. The top winners advance to the four-hour Invitational Round.
|Jesse Zhang||Fairview HS|
|Hannah Zhang||Fairview HS|
The Colorado Math Circle is tied for 4th place, just one point behind the 1st place teams, after Round 1 of the 2014-2015 ARML Power Contest. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Round 2 will take place in February.
The Boulder Daily Camera visited the Euler Group Puzzlepalooza and published an article about the contest.
Congratulations to Nina Vendhan, Casey Zhang and Christine Soh for their results in the 2014 Math Prize for Girls competition!
Nina Vendhan of Kent Denver School tied for second place overall, winning $7500. Casey Zhang of Fairview HS won honorable mention and Christine Soh of Fairview HS scored just below honorable mention. Congrats to all three!
We will be preparing for the 2016 ARML Competition throughout the year. In May 2015 forty-five students from nineteen different schools represented Colorado at the national competition. Colorado placed 20th in the U.S., out of 135 regional teams. Two team members placed among the top individuals in the competition. 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.
We are fortunate to be supported by the CU-Boulder Department of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, and the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Previous supporters of the math circle include the CU Outreach Committee.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Colorado Math Circle, please visit our donations page. Thank you for your support!