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 polynomialThere are many times when we come across polynomial equations. In school, we certainly learn how to solve linear equations, then we learn how to solve quadratic and cubic equations, and finally we find out that we can view them as one mathematical object! That object is called a polynomial, it is simple and has very nice properties.
In our lecture we present a unified view of polynomials. This will help you understand concepts covered in school much better and much faster. There will be plenty of tricky Olympiad problems related to them and it will be fun!!

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Why do prime numbers fascinate us?
Why prime numbers are still an active area of research?
What advances have mathematicians made in this field this year?
You will find answers to these questions and many more if you come to the lecture.
See you there!

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probability1.s600x600MIT student and four time International Mathematical Olympiad participant, Ivan Borsenco, will return to the Metroplex Math Circle this week!

Ivan will introduce the classical probability theory. There will be many interesting examples and several unexpected results. Students will solve a few mathematical paradoxes, find out how to build simple probabilistic models, and have lots of fun.

A deep understanding of probability is not only useful for contest preparation, but is critical for anyone planning a career in science or business.

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We are looking forward to Ivan Borsenco’s return to UT Dallas.  Ivan, a former mathematical olympian, AwesomeMath instructor and current MIT student will present a number of problems and their solutions using the Pigeonhole and Extremal Principles.

The pigeonhole and the extremal principles are heuristical principles that are not tied to any subject but are applicable in all branches of mathematics.  Their beauty lies in the fact that they can justify existence of an object with a certain properties.  We will learn the use of these principles by going through a couple of classical theorems and solving lots of entertaining problems that have unexpected solutions.

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