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TAMU Math Circle!

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9/28, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/29, 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

The next Math Circle meeting is September 28 at 2:00 in BLOC 220. Please register and pay now. If the $100 registration fee would be a hardship, see the registration page about getting a waiver. The Beginner group will be in BLOC 220, the Intermediate group will be in BLOC 203, and the Advanced group will be in BLOC 202.

Parking: The Northside Garage is available for parking.

We meet on the second floor of the Blocker Building, Room 220, on the Texas A&M Campus from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturdays. From 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM we have an optional problem-solving session. Below are the details of the Math Circle Activities for the upcoming Saturday.

Next Meeting (September 28):

Beginner Group: BLOC 220 (in Pre-Algebra and below)

Speaker: Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University

Title: Problems with Toilet Paper

Abstract: There are 3 kinds of people in the world:

Those who crumble toilet paper - the chaotic people.

Those who fold in half repeatedly - the exponential people.

Those who fold from the end repeatedly - the linear people.

We will investigate several problems involving linear and exponential folding of toilet paper.


Intermediate and Advanced Groups: BLOC 203 (in Algebra 1 or above)

Speaker: Pablo Ocal

Title: The Best Way How Not to Hang Pictures in Walls

Abstract: We will discuss how to hang a picture on the wall using two nails in such a way that removing either of the nails will make the picture fall down to the foor. We will see how one can come up with a solution without experimentation. In fact, the same statement holds for any number of nails, and we will find a way to compute the solutions.


Problem-Solving Beginner Group: BLOC 205

Instructor: Dr. Shilin Yu, Texas A&M University


Problem-Solving Intermediate Group: BLOC 203

Instructor: Dr. Hao Guo, Texas A&M University


Problem-Solving Advanced Group: BLOC 202

Instructors: Dr. Zhizhang Xie and Dr. Guoliang Yu, Texas A&M University


Below is the May 12, 2018 graduation. (Photo taken by JJ)