Los Angeles Math Circle

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AdvancedBeginnersBreaking Numbers into PartsEarly ElementaryHigh School IHigh School IIJunior Circle
10/8/2017
An exploration into the world of "perfect logicians". It is highly encouraged for students to right out the different cases possible for both the 3 and 5 hat variations.
Handouts: Hats and Doors
10/15/2017
An alternate method of multiplication based in binary numbers and the basic ideas of the distributive property.
Handouts: Handout
10/22/2017
Another alternate method of multiplication. Compare to previous week's handout.
Handouts: Handout
10/29/2017
An assortment of problems ranging from probability to rates to logic puzzles.
Handouts: Handout
11/5/2017
A look at how we can organize multiple relates sets of objects/people/things.
Handouts: Handout
11/12/2017
An introduction to permutations and combinations. The class started on page 6.
Handouts: Handout
11/19/2017
A second handout on permutations with some fun games involving switches based on diagonalizability.
Handouts: Handout | Solutions
12/3/2017
Handouts: Handout
12/10/2017
Handouts: Questions
1/14/2018
We will begin our exploration of game theory by starting with the example of subtraction games of varying subtraction sets.
Handouts: Handout
1/21/2018
A second look at games, this time with more piles and complications.
Handouts: Handout
1/28/2018
A look at scaling various shapes through an interesting set of objects called "gnomons".
Handouts: Handout
2/4/2018
An introduction to scaling areas and how equally scaling dimensions affects the final area.
Handouts: Handout
2/11/2018
Created by one of Junior Circle's other instructors, Kristi Intara. In this handout we examine how to systematically perform calculations to find the day of the week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.) a particular date is, e.g., your birthday.
Handouts: Handout
2/25/2018
Handouts: Handout
3/4/2018
Handouts: Handout
3/11/2018
A look at the harder questions of previous exams and strategies for approaching questions you cannot initially solve.
Handouts: Solutions
3/18/2018
4/8/2018
An investigation into a famous gameshow problem involving changing probabilities.
Handouts: Handout
4/15/2018
Our first meeting looking at distances--with a twist. Normally we only consider the straight line distance (also known as Euclidean distance) or "as the crow flies" distance, but in this case we are looking at the Manhattan distance, where we are restricted.
Handouts: Handout