Los Angeles Math Circle

LAMC Calendar // 2018-2019 Academic Year. Jump to:

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AdvancedBeginnersBreaking Numbers into PartsEarly Elementary IEarly Elementary IIHigh School IHigh School IIJunior CircleOlympiad Training
10/7/2018
We warm up for the new academic year by solving problems from some recent mathematical competitions.
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10/14/2018
We start our exploration of quadratic equations with Vieta's Theorem. As usual, we also do some geometry.
10/21/2018
We solve some problems on the properties of general functions, and learn to apply Vieta's theorem from last week. As usual, some geometry.
10/28/2018
We continue exploring quadratic equations by completing the square and learning the formula for the roots. We also start working towards quadratic inequalities, in particular seeing when a quadratic function is positive or negative.
11/4/2018
We take a step back from learning fundamental facts about quadratic equations, and practive what we have already learnt on some problems. Geometry also makes an appearance.
11/11/2018
We introduce parabolas -- graphs of a quadratic equations, and solve some problems regarding them.