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Kyle Kishimoto is presented with the MAA Meritorious Poster Award at the Spring 2014 MAA SoCal Nevada Meeting, Concordia University, Irvine, April 12, 2014.The very idea of a mathematical circle is rather new to the U.S. and even less known in Orange County than in other parts of the country.  The concept of the Fullerton Mathematical Circle is inspired from similar activities done in Central Europe over the last century, with Universities offering enrichment programs to interested young gifted mathematicians. The project consists of offering mathematical sessions for gifted middle school and high school students.  Each session will begin with a mini-lecture, and then the students will be divided into small groups thereby enabling active engagement in the problem solving process. The CSUF undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching at the secondary level will support the Fullerton Mathematical Circle by delivering presentations in the Circle’s lectures, and by working as facilitators during the Circle’s workshop sessions. Our facilitators serve as role models for the participants in the Circle, while they enrich their own experience. Furthermore, our students / pre-service teachers are trained to develop effective strategies that engage and enrich the mathematical experiences of gifted students in the schools where they subsequently teach. For more information, contact Prof. Bogdan Suceava.

 

 


Alvin Kim is the 2013-2014 champion for both AMC 8 and AMC 10 at Cal State Fullerton. Although he was at that time just in the 7th grade, Alvin presents his research during the Undergraduate Poster Session at the Spring 2014 MAA SoCal Nevada Meeting, Concordia University, Irvine, April 12, 2014.Math Circle Sessions for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

For the next academic year we plan to work with two sections:
(1) students in the age group of grades 7-8
(2) students in high-school, grades 9-12
 
We will focus on the programs of the Mathematical Association of America, including the American Mathematical Competitions and the local conferences taking place in California. To support our students' participations in these conferences, we plan to inspire our projects from various sources, including the London-based Mathematical Gazette, as well as the Romanian Gazeta matematică. 
 
All Math Circle sessions meet at CSUF's main campus, in McCarthy Hall rooms MH 476 and MH 480:
(all events take place Saturday, from 10:00 am to noon, unless specified otherwise)
 
Fall 2016
  • Friday, August 26, at 3:00 pm- facilitators orientation, for facilitators only
  • September 24: first meeting of the Fullerton Math Circle this year, two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12
  • October 1: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12
  • October 15: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12
  • October 22: MAA So Cal Nevada Meeting at Cal State LA: we prepare student presentations as well as Math Circle-related undergraduate research
  • November 5: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12; in grades 7-8 focus on AMC 8
  • November 12: grades 7-8 ONLY, focus on AMC 8
  • Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00 pm, hosting AMC 8
  • December 3: Putnam Competition, recommended to Math Circle facilitators and open to any interested high-school student currently enrolled for credits with CSUF
  • December 10: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12
Spring 2017
  • Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm – hosting AMC 10 B and 12 B
  • February 25: MAA Golden Section Meeting at Santa Clara University
  • March 4: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12; focus on AIME
  • Tuesday, March 7, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm hosting AIME I
  • March 18: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12; focus on Gazeta matematică problems
  • Wednesday, March 22, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm hosting AIME II
  • April 15: two sections – grades 7-8 and grades 9-12
  • Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and April 20: We are ready to host USAMO at CSUF
  • April 29: MAA So Cal Nevada Meeting at Cal State Northridge: we prepare student posters
  • May 6: Students Colloquium and Gazeta matematica Award Presentations: we train before, then host student presentations
AMC = American Mathematical Competitions

AIME = American Invitational Mathematics Exam

 


Fullerton Mathematical Circle in the News:

Bryan Brzycki presenting his research on taxicab geometry at the Fall 2013 MAA SoCal Nevada Meeting, October 12, 2013, at Cal State Dominguez Hills.


 Photo Gallery

A collection of highlights and accomplishments resulting from the excellence of the Fullerton Mathematical Circle!

Kyle Kishimoto and the CSUF undergraduate student Christina Tran delivered a joint presentation at the Fall 2013 MAA SoCal Nevada Meeting, October 12, 2013, where they discussed in front of interested specialists Kyle's solutions to problems from Gazeta matematică.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Scott Annin, vice-chair of the Department of Mathematics, presents our Math Circle's recognition for Abhinav Ganesh's outstanding performance of solving 14 problems from Gazeta matematică during the academic year 2013-2014. Fullerton Mathematical Circle presents recognitions for our students' excellence in solving problems proposed in four programs: American Mathematical Competitions, Math Kangaroo, Abacus International Challenge and Gazeta matematică.