Thank you!

Screenshot 2015-04-10 09.25.00Thank you all for a great Math Circle season.  We had some amazing speakers, great crowds, and, of course, wonderful mathematics!  We will resume again in the Fall, but in the meantime, please check out the new science and math clubs at AwesomeMath Academy!

paulzeitzAbstract:  You have certainly been told that it is good to draw pictures when thinking about math.  We will show several examples that will convince you that visualization is amazingly powerful, both for understanding things as well as for discovering new things that we don’t understand.

About our Speaker:  Metroplex Math Circle is pleased to welcome Paul Zeitz, Mathematics Chair at the University of San Francisco, this Saturday.  Mr. Zeitz has been involved with the world of competition mathematics as a competitor on the first American International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) team, helped to train other competitors for the IMO, composed problems for the USAMO, founded the Bay Area Math Meet, and, recently, co-founded the Proof School, which is dedicated to students who have a love and passion for mathematics.  He was honored with the Mathematical Association of America’s Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2003.

He is the author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, published in 1999, and in 2009 The Teaching Company produced a  video course by the same name.

Please join us for this next MMC lecture!

DSCN0764In this talk, we’ll introduce the first moment method in probabilistic combinatorics and prove a few cute olympiad problems using it. We’ll also include a proof of a beautiful result due to Erdős and, if time permits, discuss some ongoing research that originated from it.

Thank you all for attending Dr. Benjamin’s Mathemagic show.  His joy of math, curiosity, and connection with the group made the presentation come alive for all who attended.  If you’d like to learn more about how you can engage in problem-solving activities in the area or other upcoming speakers, please email kathy.cordeiro@gmail.com.

February 21, 2015 – There will be no math circle, therefore, it is a great time to take a tour of AwesomeMath Academy!  Drop by anytime classes are in session:  http://www.awesomemathacademy.org/classes.html.

February 25, 2015 – MMC will be hosting the AMC 10B/12B.  Pr-registration is required.  Contact kathy.cordeiro@gmail.com for more information.

February 28, 2015 – MMC’s very own Jacob Cordeiro will be presenting at UTD’s Computer Science Education and Outreach program.  No math circle on this day.Screenshot 2015-02-19 18.24.48

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see Dr. Arthur Benjamin, a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, perform his Mathemagics show this Saturday.  He has delighted a global audience with his mixture of math and magic and now Metroplex Math Circle will be able to enjoy this fast-paced and entertaining performance.  The event will be held in the TI Auditorium of the ECSS building on the campus of UTD.  This will be a popular session, so come early to ensure a seat.Screenshot 2015-01-16 09.32.58


For some simple games, there is a clear winning strategy for one of the players, which makes the games a bit boring. Or does it? Well, only if you actually find the strategy!  Come join us for a fun look at games and the winning strategies behind them.

Screenshot 2015-01-26 15.55.05There will not be a math circle this Saturday, however, if you are interested in attending a free problem-solving session led by Dr. Titu Andreescu, I encourage you to go to AwesomeMath Academy on January 31st between 4-5:30pm and receive excellent guidance for contests such as the AMCs, Purple Comet, and USAMTS.  Information and details are on the flyer.  Refreshments and door prizes will be offered.


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