Los Angeles Math Circle

LAMC Meetings Archive // Fall 2007 - Spring 2017

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Fall 2007 - Spring 2008Fall 2008 - Spring 2009Fall 2009 - Spring 2010Fall 2010 - Spring 2011Fall 2011 - Spring 2012Fall 2012 - Spring 2013Fall 2013 - Spring 2014Fall 2014 - Spring 2015Fall 2015 - Spring 2016Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
9/23/2007
Win at Nim!
Handouts: Win at Nim! | Monthly contest
9/30/2007
Problem Solving Techniques
Handouts: Heuristics
10/7/2007
There will be two parallel sessions on this Sunday. Please come to MS5200 for the contest prizes ceremony; one of the two groups will later move to MS6627.
  • Grades 8 and below: AMC 8 prep by William Fitz-Gibbon;
  • Grades 9 and above: Inequalities in Geometry by O. Radko;
Handouts: Inequalities in Geometry
10/14/2007
After introducing the Method of Mathematical Induction, we will be solving a variety of problems using MMI. The problems will be from different areas of mathematics and of various levels of difficulty.
Handouts: Introduction to induction
10/21/2007
Some fundamental strategies for counting will be covered while working through a set of problems with various levels of difficulty.
Handouts: Counting strategies
10/28/2007
Combinatorics and the Pigeon Hole Principle
Handouts: Combinatorics
11/4/2007
AMC Preparation
Handouts: Probability and counting
11/11/2007
Geometry in three dimensions.
Handouts: Sections of polyhedra.
11/18/2007
Notions of Dimension
Handouts: Dimensions of sets
11/25/2007
12/2/2007
AMC prep
12/9/2007
Inequalities
Handouts: Inequalities
12/16/2007
1/13/2008
Continued fractions.
1/20/2008
Topics in Shannon s Information Theory
Handouts: Shannon\'s information theory
1/27/2008
2/3/2008
This will be a preparation session for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10 and AMC 12). We will have a sample test at the end of the session.
2/10/2008
2/17/2008
We will go over the more difficult problems from AMC 10/12 date \"A\", and solve similar problems. We will also start preparing for AIME.
2/24/2008
3/2/2008
Handouts: Solving Problems involving Similar Triangles | Similar Triangles
3/9/2008
3/16/2008
4/6/2008
Quadratic Polynomials/Trigonometry
Handouts: Trigonometry | Quadratic Equations
4/13/2008
Quadratic polynomials/Trigonometry
Handouts: Trigonometry | Quadratic Polynomials
4/20/2008
Quadratic Polynomials/Trigonometry
Handouts: Trigonometry | Quadratic Polynomials
4/27/2008
Paradoxes!
Handouts: Handout 2 | Handout 1
5/4/2008
We will look at the basics of Projective geometry, starting with perspective drawing, and leading to results such as Pappus theorem and the principle of duality
5/11/2008
Applications of Sinusoidal Functions
5/18/2008
5/25/2008
6/1/2008