This year, we decided to split the group into two classes: Class I and Class II. More information can be found below.
Both classes are very challenging and go well past the normal school curriculum. Do not be discouraged if you cannot solve all or most of the problems.
There is no tuition fee for either class.
Both classes meet in the Cooper Room (upstairs) of the Brookings Public Library.
Brookings Math Circle is free and will always be.
Thursdays 10:00-12:30 starting the week of June 29th.
- Recommended for students entering grades 9-12
- Prerequisites: Completed Algebra I either through the school system or self study.
- Bring a pencil, 1 subject notebook, a good attitude, and a willingness to learn. Calculators are optional, but not needed.
- We will provide practice tests, handouts, and homework problems to all the students who attend.
- This class is for students who want to try challenging problems, prepare for advanced high school competitions like the AMC 10/12, or enhance problem solving skills.
- Topics covered in Class II will include: Introductory Proof Writing, Algebraic Inequalities, Combinatorial Identities, Geometric Probability, Modular Arithmetic, Analytic Geometry, Logic Problems and Games, Logic and Mathematical Paradoxes, and Test-taking Strategies
- Approximately 3 hours of optional* (although strongly recommended) practice problems can be expected per week for Class II (this will vary from person to person, of course).
- Exact dates on the Calendar page.
- This class will help prepare for the nation's top middle school contests: MATHCOUNTS and the AMC 8.
- Topics covered in Class I will include: Quadratics, Pascal’s Triangle, Casework, Factor Tricks, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Logic Problems and Games, Logic and Mathematical Paradoxes, and Test-taking Strategies.
- After class, up to two hours of optional* (although strongly recommended) practice problems can be expected per week (this will vary per person per week, of course).
- Bring a pencil, 1 subject notebook, calculator (any type), and Competition Math for Middle School
- Exact dates on the Calendar page
Sundays 1:00-3:00 starting the week of June 25th.
- Recommended for students entering grades 6-8
- We will be working through parts of the book Competition Math for Middle School, which can be borrowed from Mrs. Renkly, the MMS MATHCOUNTS Coach, or purchased on the Art of Problem Solving website (www.aops.com) for a minimal cost. Incoming 6th graders should email us before the end of the school year if they wish to borrow a book, and we will provide it at the first class.
* You will not get anything out of the class if you do not do the homework or the problems.