# Math Circles

Math Circles is an outreach program of the Math Department at Brigham Young University. Its goal is to give students in grades K-12 a chance to learn, explore, and have fun learning about mathematics and its uses. We offer free classes taught by either BYU faculty and/or students. In all there are four classes based on age (see below). These are held most every week from 9:00am-10:00am in the Talmage Building (TMCB) on BYU's campus (see the calendar and directions below).

## Age Groups and Classes:

**Grades K-3**, **Room TMCB 154:** Here the goal is to have as much fun as possible learning new types of math. Parents are asked to attend their children for this age group.

**Grades 4-6,** **Room TMCB 173:** In this class students have fun learning and explore new math that is aimed towards helping them eventually take the AMC 8 test (see AMC 8,10, 12 section below), although the main goal of the class is to encourage students to enjoy math. Sixth grader can choose either the 4-6 class or the 6-8 class.

**Grades 6-8,** **Room TMCB 197: **This class is a more advanced version of the 4-6 class in which students learn and practice math that is aimed towards helping them eventually take the AMC 8 test (see AMC 8,10, 12 section below) also with the main goal of encouraging students to enjoy math. Sixth grader can choose either the 4-6 class or the 6-8 class.

**Grades 9-12 TMCB** **297:** In this class students learn and practice math that is aimed at helping them take either the AMC 10 and 12 (see AMC 8,10, 12 section below). Enjoying and having fun with math is still the primary aim.

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## Dates and Times: (Winter 2019)

We meet most every Saturday from 9:00am-10:00am with a few exceptions. The dates we will meet this year are

Jan. 19: Math Circles

Jan. 26: Math Circles

Feb. 2: Math Circles

Feb. 9: Math Circles

Feb. 16: Math Circles

Feb. 23: Math Circles

Mar. 2: Math Circles

Mar. 9: Math Circles

Mar. 16: **No Math Circles** (BYU Spring Break)

Mar. 23: **No Math Circles** (Student Research Conference)

Mar. 30: Math Circles

April. 6: **No Math Circles** (General Conference)

Apr. 13: Math Circles

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## Directions:

For directions to BYU and to the Talmage Building follow the link: https://www.math.byu.edu/~jarvis/get-to-byu-math.html

1. Have Fun

2. Make Mistakes

3. Help Others Have Fun

## Contact:

If there are any question feel free to email me, Ben Webb, at bwebb@mathematics.byu.edu

## Related Events:

State Math Contest: Date TBA

State Math Contest Recognition Banquate: Date TBA

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## AMC 8,10, and 12:

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examinations in secondary school mathematics and contain problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are not allowed. Brigham Young University will give the exams.** The date is TBA**.

Additional information about the AMC 8, 10, and 12 test can be found at http://maa.org/math-competitions

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