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Screenshot 2016-01-22 13.28.18Imagine being able to accomplish calculations faster than a calculator!  Dr. Art Benjamin has unlocked the Secrets of Mental Math and performs complex calculations in his head with ease. He will perform and explain how to mentally add and multiply numbers, how to figure out the day of the week of any day in history, and other amazing feats of mind.

Metroplex Math Circle is pleased to provide this opportunity for free to the public thanks to our sponsor,  AwesomeMath Academy.

Benjamin has delivered TED talks and has made numerous radio and television appearances, including on The Today Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and The Colbert Report.

“Secrets of Mental Math”

Who: Dr. Arthur Benjamin, magician and professor of mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

What:Secrets of Mental Math” — a lecture based on his popular book of the same name, learn this mathematician’s techniques for lightening calculation and amazing math tricks.

When: 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4th

Where: Hoblitzelle Hall (Room 2.402)


complete-graphPlease join us between 2-3:30pm in room 2.305 of the ECSS building on the campus of UTD for this exciting talk.  Austin Marstaller, a mathematics major at UTD, will present the topic of Graph Theory.  A graph consists of some points called vertices connected together by some lines called edges. Many interesting questions arise in graph coloring problems in which the edges and/or vertices are colored following some restrictions. In this talk, I will introduce graph theory and explore some interesting graph coloring problems such as representing Sudoku as a colored graph.

***Important Notice***

If you wish to sign up for the AMC 10A/12A (February 2nd) and/or the AMC 10B/12B (February 17th), registration will take place IN PERSON during this event. There is a $10 fee per student per test.  If the student’s school offers the test, you may not register to take it at UTD.  Contact kathy.cordeiro@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Cordeiro2014-10This talk will be split into two parts:  LaTeX and Group Theory.  In the first half of the math circle, Jacob will provide a brief introduction to LaTeX. LaTeX is a very useful program for writing up academic proofs and papers, and you can use it to make your work easier in all sorts of classes and projects. In the second half, we’ll explore the basics of “group theory,” a form of abstract algebra with some surprising applications.

Jacob Cordeiro is the author of four books, one an international best seller, Minecraft for Dummies. Currently, he is a student at Harvey Mudd College studying mathematics and computer science.

Please join us from 2 – 3:30pm in room ECSS 2.312 on the campus of UTD.

***Important Notice***

If you wish to sign up for the AMC 10A/12A and/or the AMC 10B/12B, registration will take place IN PERSON during this event. There is a $10 fee per student per test.  If the student’s school offers the test, you may not register to take it at UTD.  Contact kathy.cordeiro@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

 


MMC LogoPlease come join us on Saturday, November 7, 2015 for this enlightening math circle.  Students will learn important problem solving techniques in algebra and number theory that can be used in math competitions and other mathematics courses.

Where:  ECSS Building, Room 2.203

When:  2-3:30pm

***Announcement.  If you have a student who is in 8th grade or lower and would like to participate in the AMC 8, registration will take place in person at the MMC.  Please note, the student cannot register at MMC if their school offers the test.  There is an administration fee of $10 to register.


Titu PortraitBeing able to write elegant and articulate proofs takes practice.  Come join the Metroplex Math Circle (MMC) and be exposed to the art of proof writing from Dr. Titu Andreescu.  As former coach for the US International Mathematical Olympiad, he knows how to guide young mathematicians towards writing complete and well thought out mathematical proofs.  This skill requires creativity, abstract thought, and patience.

When:  October 10, 2015

Time:  2:00 – 3:30pm

Where:  TI Auditorium at UTD

Who:  Students interested in delving into proof writing

***Announcement.  If you have a student who is in 8th grade or lower and would like to participate in the AMC 8, registration will take place in person at the MMC.  Please note, the student cannot register at MMC if their school offers the test.  There is an administration fee of $10 to register.


220px-Straight_Square_Inscribed_in_a_Circle_240pxMath Circle events will be announced on this blog as they occur, but will no longer be weekly events.  If you are interested in learning problem solving consider attending math competition classes, clubs, or coaching sessions at AwesomeMath Academy (www.awesomemathacademy.org).  If you have any questions about math circle or AwesomeMath Academy, email Kathy Cordeiro at awesomemathacademy@gmail.com.


It’s time for the annual CIE Math Fun event!!  http://www.cie-dfw.org/events/2015/mcmf/

The 2015 CIE MathComp/MathFun will be held on June 6th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm at Collin County Community College’s Spring Creek campus. The annual MathComp is a very popular math competition providing young students (grade 1 to 8) the opportunity to demonstrate their math problem solving skills. MathFun is an interactive program allowing parents and children to work together in solving math, engineering quizzes, and games to stimulate the students’ interest in science and mathematics.

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