Los Angeles Math Circle

Welcome to the Los Angeles Math Circle (LAMC)!

SUMMER SESSION 2019

We are no longer  accepting applications for Summer  2019. 

The dates for the summer session are Sundays, in the period of June 23rd -- August 11th.
All classes take place at UCLA on Sunday afternoons.

FALL Session 2019 will be announced in early August. Please go over FAQs to learn more about our enrollment process.
For new students, summer is usually the best time to join the program.

Summer groups for new students 

  • Early Elementary group (grades 2-3)
  • Junior Circle (grades 4-5)
  • Intermediate Group (grades 6-8)
  • LAMC Chess Program (two groups, divided by levell)

All applicants will be tested on Sunday, May 19th.

Specific times for the testing (late morning-early afternoon) and room numbers will be announced closer to the date. 
Current academic year students are not eligible for the above groups. 

LAMC Chess Program is a Beginner/Intermediate oriented class that includes classroom instruction, training games, and tournaments. An emphasis will be placed on puzzle-solving and practical play. Topics will include elementary tactical ideas, combinational motifs, opening techniques, basic endgames (King and Queen vs. King, King and Rook vs. King, etc.), and so on.


Summer groups for current academic year students

  • Middle School Summer Club 
  • LAMC Chess Program (two groups, divided by level)
The Middle School Summer Club (for students in grades 6-8) will focus on AMC8 problem solving. New studets are not eligibile for Middle School summer club. 

LAMC Chess Program is a Beginner/Intermediate oriented class that includes classroom instruction, training games, and tournaments. An emphasis will be placed on puzzle-solving and practical play. Topics will include elementary tactical ideas, combinational motifs, opening techniques, basic endgames (King and Queen vs. King, King and Rook vs. King, etc.), and so on.

 

Recent News

Congratulations to our 2019 graduating seniors!

(Left to Right): Emily Wesel, Ian Joffe, Pranav Kalyan, and Emma Wong

IAN JOFFE

Ian will be attending Berkeley Engineering. He has been in Math Circle for 4 years. 

Ian scored a perfect score on his Math SAT, a 5 on his AP Calculus BC exam, and is a National Merit Scholarship finalist. He is also a TA in his schools Mathematics department and has been self-employed as a math tutor for five years.  He has been awarded the highest level (platinum status) in American Mensa’s Honor Society.

EMILY WESEL

Emily is going to Stanford University next year to major in Computer Science. She’s been a Math Circle participant for the last six years. 

 “Thank you for making Math Circle happen! It has truly helped me mature as a math student.”  

EMMA WONG

Emma was accepted into MIT, but is undecided on her major. She has been a Math Circle participant for seven years.

ROWAN WANG

(Left to right) Rowan Wang and Olga Radko

Rowan will be attending UCLA with a major in Psychobiology or Neuroscience. She has attended Math Circles for about 7 years. She is also a previous winner of the Raytheon MathMovesU scholarship, and this past year she won the Hart High School District CSF Scholarship. In athletics, Rowan won Beam and placed third All-Around at Level 9 Nationals for gymnastics.

Coming up next weekend:

No meetings scheduled