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Schedule for 2019-20

 Date Time Location Topic Discussion Leader Handouts 10/5/19 8:30 - 11:00 am SDSU CRMSE Room 128 Bulgarian Solitaire and Partitions David Patrick AoPS Handout YouTube video of Bulgarian Solitaire 11/2/19 8:30 - 11:00 am SDSU CRMSE Room 128 A Picture is Worth a Million Bits Sarah Trebat-Leder AoPS 12/7/19 8:30 - 11:00 am SDSU CRMSE Room 128 Rational Tangles Dance Yana Mohanty Imathgination LLC Handout  Tom Davis' "Conway's Rational Tangles" 2/29/20 all day Palomar College Rancho Bernardo GSDMC Annual Convention Website 3/14/20 canceled canceled Socks and Swish: Card Games with Deep Math David Patrick AoPS 4/11/20 canceled canceled TBA TBA Tuesdays in May and June 5 - 6 pm MTC Online website Online Math Teachers' Circle July 13-17 all day online MTC Network Virtual Workshop Video library

Click here for directions to our meeting location at SDSU. (We meet in the CRMSE building at 6475 Alvarado Road. Parking is free and easy! It is also a short walk from the Alvarado Medical Center trolley station.)

All sessions run according to the following approximate schedule:
 8:30 a.m. Doors open 8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast (bagels, muffins, fruits, juice, coffee) 9:00 - 11:00 Mathematics Session 11:00 - 11:15 Wrap-up

Previous years:

2019-20 Session Descriptions

October 5: Bulgarian Solitaire and Partitions
Bulgarian Solitaire is a game popularized by Martin Gardner in the early 1980s. We'll learn how the game works and try to solve it for small deck sizes. Along the way we'll learn some things about partitions of positive integers.

November 2: A Picture is Worth a Million Bits: How Computers Store Data
How do computers store numbers, text, images, videos, etc? They all get converted into strings of 1s and 0s. Whether or not you know about binary, bits, and bytes, we’ll explore and invent some methods for storing data while thinking about what it means for a method to be efficient.

December 7: Rational Tangles Dance
John H. Conway’s rational tangles is a multi-sensory math activity that can be enjoyed at a number of different levels. It is a great way to get middle school students moving and practicing their fractions all at the same time. For those with a hankering for deeper mathematics, there is plenty of that too. Dance shoes are optional at this hands-on AND feet-on session full of fraction fun.

March 14: Socks and Swish: Card Games with Deep Math
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED
Many Math Circle participants are familiar with the card game SET and its connections to some pretty deep mathematics. In this session we'll explore two other card games, Socks and Swish, which each have some similarities to SET, but which each have somewhat different mathematical underpinnings.

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David Patrick,
Feb 15, 2019, 9:19 AM
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David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
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David Patrick,
Mar 20, 2019, 8:26 AM
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David Patrick,
Oct 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
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David Patrick,
Oct 1, 2018, 10:13 AM
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David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:54 PM
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David Patrick,
Nov 5, 2017, 1:15 PM
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David Patrick,
Dec 20, 2018, 5:28 PM
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David Patrick,
Jan 15, 2018, 3:53 PM
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David Patrick,
Oct 7, 2019, 2:49 PM
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David Patrick,
Oct 1, 2018, 10:11 AM
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David Patrick,
Mar 12, 2018, 8:41 AM
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David Patrick,
Mar 20, 2019, 8:27 AM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 18, 2018, 11:53 AM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 18, 2018, 11:47 AM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 18, 2018, 11:58 AM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 12:52 PM
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Yana Mohanty,
Nov 6, 2017, 1:02 PM