MATH TAUGHT THE RIGHT WAY (MTRW) Spring 2019 Application
6B,7B, and 8B groups for MTRW Spring 2019 applications and waitlists are CLOSED.

MATH TAUGHT THE RIGHT WAY is a math program of the Berkeley Math Circle for middle and high school students at UC Berkeley, held for 3 hours 5-8pm on Mondays throughout the academic year. The program is intellectually demanding, testing and encouraging the mental development of students in a content-rich and challenging environment of algebra, geometry, and problem solving. The MTRW does NOT conform to generic U.S. labels of math classes (e.g., Algebra 1, Algebra 2, etc.). By the end of 9th grade the MTRW will have surpassed the regular U.S. math curriculum by a lot, not just in breath but more importantly in depth. Learning to "read and write mathematics" is a skill that is emphasized at the MTRW as the basis for communicating mathematics.

The Spring 2019 Math Taught the Right Way:
Start date: January 21, 2019 (This is MLK, there will be a class on this day.)
End date: May 9, 2019.

Additionally, classes will be held on February 18, 2019 (Presidents' Day).
There will NOT be a class on March 25, 2019 due to UC Berkeley Spring break.

The instructors at the MTRW have Ph.D., M.A., BA's in math or other related degrees in science, and are distinguished teachers at the Berkeley Math Circle, universities and elite middle and high schools. The MTRW has homeworks every week in each of the three subjects. HWs are graded and returned the following week. There are final exams in each subject. Report cards are generated each semester with % of completed regular and bonus work, as well as statistics of the corresponding classes, and a list of top performers and winners in various categories.

Please, be aware that due to the huge demand for MTRW, we have opened the 9A group in the fall and will continue it to 9B in the spring; we will NOT be able to accept everyone who applies to the 6B, 7B, or 8B groups. The application process will likely be completed within just a few days of opening this application portal. Selection process will be based on a timely and complete application and submitted check and high academic qualifications. We will NOT be able to continue all MTRW Fall 2018 students: we will select only those who have shown improved performance and dedication at the program. We will also accept very strong new candidates.

Enrollment for MTRW S'19 will be finalized as soon as the groups reach capacity, which historically has happened within a few days. You must NOT contact BMC/MTRW staff with routine or non-emergency questions at any time: we do NOT reply to such email inquiries as we do NOT have the resources to answer questions from hundreds of families on email. Instead, wait until the BMC and MTRW restart in the spring and you can ask us or other families in person.

For more information, go to the Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) website

Check Number *
Write down the exact check number you will use for the fee for the Math Taught the Right Way for Spring 2019. Include only 1 (one) student per check. See below how the check must be written: to the UNITED MATH CIRCLES FOUNDATION. No siblings on the same check are allowed! Write the student name on the note line of the check. If the check is incorrectly written, we will not be able, unfortunately, to accept your child since there will be no time or opportunity to be sending warning messages or waiting for new checks: as history shows, the application process will be over within a few days of opening this portal.
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Student Information
This is the STUDENT who is applying to the MTRW in Spring 2019.
Student First Name (Do NOT write in all CAPS!! "Harry" is OK, but "HARRY" is NOT OK!) *
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Student Middle Initial (if any)
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Student Last Name (Do NOT write in all CAPS!! "Potter" is OK, but "POTTER" is NOT OK! *
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Grade in Spring 2019 *
Applying to MTRW in Spring 2019: *
Do you plan to apply to BMC Spring 2019? *
If you DO plan on applying to BMC Beginner I, II, or Intermediate I, to which MTRW in Spring 2019 group are you applying? *
If you DO plan on applying to BMC Intermediate II or Advanced, to which MTRW in Spring 2019 group are you applying? *
As it happened in Fall 2018, we may have to restrict participation of students only to one of the two programs -- MTRW and BMC -- in levels MTRW 6B, 7B, 8B and BMC Beginner I, II, and Intermediate I. If you are applying to both programs, please mark your preference below. (If you are applying to MTRW 9B group or BMC Intermediate II, Advanced, or are not applying to both MTRW and BMC, please mark N/A). *
Participated in Math Taught the Right Way Program *
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Enrolled in previous or current MTRW or BMC *
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If you participated in BMC Summer Program 2018, which group did you attend?
Explain why you want to participate in MTRW Spring 2019.
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What is your background in mathematics so far? What math classes have you taken this year in school? What other math classes or activities (if any) have you taken or participated in this past year?
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