Los Angeles Math Circle

LA Math Circle rules and expectations

By joining the Los Angeles Math Circle students and parents agree to abide the following rules:


We strongly discourage late arrivals since they are very disruptive to the sessions.


  • Bring a 3 ring binder dedicated to the LA Math Circle materials. You will be putting handouts and worksheets into this binder.
  • Bring scratch paper.
  • Bring pencils, pens and erasers.
  • If asked by the instructor, bring additional supplies (such as compasses and rulers for geometry sessions; calculators, graph paper, etc.)
  • Make your best effort in completing problems assigned for homework.
  • If you have missed a session, be sure to download the handout from the web page and work through it at home.


  • No food or drink in the classrooms while classes are in session (you may have a snack during the break only).
  • No cell phones or electronic games are allowed during class time. Calculators are allowed only in sessions when instructors have asked to bring them.
  • No running and playing in the classrooms, hallways, bathrooms or elevators.
  • Stay quiet in the hallways.
  • Follow the instructions of group instructors and LAMC staff.
  • Be engaged in the classroom activities (no working on outside projects or homework; no cell phones; no playing games; no reading of outside materials).
  • Maintain classroom environment conductive of learning (be respectful to the instructors, your peers; stay in your seat; do not speak out of turn).
  • Be careful with the furniture and classroom equipment, as well as when using any university facilities.
  • Clean up your work space before leaving the classroom.


  • Parents (except for specially designated room parents) are generally not allowed in the classrooms during the math circle sessions.
  • Room parents help the lead instructor and circle docents and divide their attention equally between the children.
  • Please stay with your children until the session starts.
  • Please sign in and sign out your child on the sign up sheets provided next to the classroom (the sign-up sheets are maintained by room parents).
  • Conversation in the hallways should be kept to a minimum.
  • Please pick up your child(ren) promptly at the end of the math circle sessions.

Last revised: July 27, 2012