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San Diego Math Circle 2017-2018 Schedule
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Color Key:Yellow - Weekday Activity or NotesGreen - Regular Saturday ActivityAqua - Special EventBlue - Special SeriesSaturday Afternoon Computer ScienceColor Key:Orange - Sunday Afternoon
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Group:Fermat (5th - 6th)Euler (7th - 8th)Gauss (9th - 10th)Cauchy (11th - 12th)Ada (4th - 8th)Turing (8th - 12th)Group:STEM Sunday
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Saturday
Date
Cognitive Science Bldg.
Room 001
Cognitive Science Bldg.
Room 002
Peterson Hall
Room 104
Appl. Physics & Math. Bldg.
Room B402A
Appl. Physics & Math. Bldg.
Room B402A
Appl. Physics & Math. Bldg.
Room B412
Sunday
Date
Appl. Physics & Math. Bldg.
Room B402A and/or B412
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Sep-30 8:30AM Opening session in 108 Peterson Hall for all groups, including students, parents, and instructors.
Students will be escorted to their first math classes from Peterson Hall; parents will remain for a parent meeting.
Computer Science will be addressed in the opening session, but the first classes will be at their standard time of 1:30pm - 3:30pm in the afternoon.
Oct-1no class
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Something Dicey
Yana Mohanty
Introduction to Number Theory
Daniel Sun
Tiling Problems
Deven Ware, AoPS
Introduction to Competitive Programming - ACSLIntroduction to Competitive Programming - USACO
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Oct-7Brobdingnagians and Lilliputians
Irina Kufareva, UCSD
Problem Solving Practice,
Individual and Group
Ken Shin
Geometry Bash
Kevin Ren
The Sprague-Grundy Theorem
Adam Zheng
What is Computational Thinking?(No class - SAT test day)Oct-8no classSAT
verified
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Oct-14Math Mania!
Carolyn Swayze
Geometry Basics
Jacob Zhang
Linearity
Mark Tiefenbruck, CCR
Computer Number SystemsAnatomy of Programming Contest ProblemsOct-15no classPSAT
verified
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Oct-21Ancient Mathematics
Rachana Madhukara
Introduction to Number Theory
David Huang
Quantum Mechanics
David W. Brown
How to Make Computers Think and Work - AlgorithmsFundamentals of Data Structure and AlgorithmsOct-22no class
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Oct-28Constructions and Constructability
Irina Kufareva, UCSD
AMC 8 Preparation
David Balmin
Group Action
Kevin Ren
Gaussian Integers
Zika Perovic
Mira Costa College
Boolean AlgebraProblem Solving ParadigmsOct-29no classACT
verified
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Nov-4No Fermat Activity
6th graders join SDML I >>>
San Diego Math League I
Middle School Division (B)
San Diego Math League I
High School Division (A)
Digital Electronics
Mathematics in
Problem Solving
Nov-5no classSAT
verified
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Nov-11AMC 8 Preparation
David Balmin
Introduction to
Number Theory

Vinod Krishnamoorthy
Searching for Treasure
Deven Ware, AoPS
Inellipses
Tristan Shin
Representing Information -
Data Structure
Sorting and SearchingNov-12AMC 8 Workshop
Sumith Nalabolu, Eric Oh, Torrey Duan, and Sophie Wu
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Fall ARML Power Contest
Takes 45min and will take place AFTER the usual Saturday morning activities in the AP&M.
>>> No AfterMath! <<<
Power Contest
verified
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Nov-14AMC 8
The AMC 8 will be held on a TUESDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
This is a sign-up event; see SDMC's event pages for details.
AMC 10/12 A
verified
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Nov-18Thanksgiving BreakNov-19Caltech Harvey Mudd Mathematics Competition
(at Harvey Mudd)
CHMMC
verified
Thanksgiving
11/23/2017
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Nov-25Thanksgiving BreakNov-26
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Dec-2Geometric Arithmetic
David W. Brown
Polynomials
Jacob Zhang
The Erdos Distance Problem
Julia Garibaldi
mod p^k
Tristan Shin
Programming Language
Review
(Assembly, Python, Java)
Graph TheoryDec-3no classSAT
verified
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Dec-9Symbolic Logic
David W. Brown
Introduction to Number Theory
Sumith Nalabolu
Information Theory
Naga Bushan
Qualcomm
Graph TheoryDynamic ProgrammingDec-10no classACT
verified
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Dec-16Winter BreakDec-17
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Dec-23Winter BreakDec-24
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Dec-30Winter BreakDec-31
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Note that a number of information items possibly affecting the schedule in 2018 are unknown or uncertain at this time.
We do our best to chart and work around known information, but changes are very possible.
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Jan-6Platonic Solids
Irina Kufareva
Introduction to Number Theory
Vinod Krishnamoorthy
Mixtillinear Incircles
Kevin Ren
no classno classJan-7Special Event
Codes and Games
Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo
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Jan-13No regular classes at SDMC this weekend, in support of the Joint Mathematics Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. The JMM is planning a number of events targeted toward students, including lectures, exhibits, a "Math Wrangle" featuring SDMC Gauss students, and an open math circle demonstration which JMM hopes some SDMC students will join.
More info will be forthcoming, but we recommend that you consider spending your SDMC time at the JMM this Saturday.
USACO Brownze Problems
(via Google Classroom,
no onsite class)
Jan-14no class
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Jan-20Polyhedra: Geometry's Gems
David W. Brown
Introduction to Number Theory
Ananth Rao
Problem Solving Strategies
Related to the AMC 10
David Balmin
no class
Cauchy students interested in some AMC review can join the Gauss class today.
Recursive FunctionsAlgorithm DesignJan-21no class
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Jan-27No Fermat Activity
5th graders please stay home
6th graders join SDML II >>>
San Diego Math League II
Middle School Division (B)
San Diego Math League II
High School Division (A)
Representing Information
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Data Structure
Sorting and SearchingJan-28no class
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Feb-3Wheels and Pinwheels, Stars and Ribbon
David W. Brown
Mathcounts Speed Round
Kevin and Jeff Ren
Data Compression and Error Correction
Naga Bushan, Qualcomm
Problem Solving Strategies
Related to the AMC 12
David Balmin
How to program a computerGraph TheoryFeb-4no class
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Feb-7AMC10A & AMC12A
The AMC10A and AMC12A will be held on a WEDNESDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
This is a sign-up event; see SDMC's event pages for details.
AMC 10/12 A
verified
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Feb-10MATHCOUNTS Jeopardy!
Carolyn Swayze
Introduction to Number Theory
Derek Lam
Generating Functions
Jacob Zhang
LISP ProgrammingTuring Cup Coding ChallengeFeb-11no classDivision B
Science Olympiad
verified
ACT
verified
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Feb-15AMC10B & AMC12 B
The AMC10B and AMC 12B will be held on a THURSDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
This is a sign-up event; see SDMC's event pages here for details.
AMC 10/12 B
verified
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Feb-17no classFeb-18no class
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Feb-24Geometry Basics
David W. Brown
No Euler Activity
Due to San Diego Chapter
MATHCOUNTS
AIME Preparation
Noah Prince
Art of Problem Solving
no classno classFeb-25no classMATHCOUNTS
not verified
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Mar-3Triangles
David W. Brown
The Geometry of Gerrymandering
Scott Rifkin
no class
due to Division C
Science Olympiad
no class
due to Division C
Science Olympiad
no classno class
due to Division C
Science Olympiad
Mar-4Programming Using Arduino
John Y. Lee
LG Electronics
Division C
Science Olympiad
verified
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Mar-6AIME I
The AIME I will be held on a TUESDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
Qualifiers only; see SDMC's Event page here for details: http://www.sdmathcircle.org/index.php?page=aime
AIME I
verified
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Mar-10Circles
David W. Brown
The Geometry of Gerrymandering
Scott Rifkin
Epidemic Dynamics on Symmetric Networks
Rachana Madhukara, Kevin Ren, and Anlin Zhang
Siemens Competition National Finalists
Prefix-postfix-infixDynamic ProgrammingMar-11Programming Using Arduino
John Y. Lee
LG Electronics
Power Contest
SAT
verified
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Winter ARML Power Contest
to begin immedieatly following the morning math classes
in APM B402A
>>> No AfterMath! <<<
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Mar-15Math Kangaroo (grades 1 - 12)
Math Kangaroo will be held on a THURSDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
see SDMC's Event page here for details: https://sites.google.com/a/sdmathcircle.org/main/events/math-kangaroo
MK
verified
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Mar-17Polygons
David W. Brown
4D
Yana Mohanty
Topic TBA
Zika Perovic
Mira Costa College
Data Compression and Error Correction
Naga Bushan, Qualcomm
Ada Cup Quiz bowlUSACO Bronze ProblemsMar-18TBA
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Mar-21AIME II
The AIME II will be held on a WEDNESDAY evening on the UCSD campus.
Qualifiers only; see SDMC's Event page here for details: http://www.sdmathcircle.org/index.php?page=aime-ii
AIME II
verified
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Mar-24No instructional classes for any ability groups on this date.San Diego Math Olympiad
Middle School Division (B)
San Diego Math Olympiad
High School Division (A)
ACSL sample testsUSACO Bronze ProblemsMar-25
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Mar-31The SDMO is the concluding event of the regular SDMC season.
SDMC activity continues in the form of some isolated events, as continue to be noted on this calendar and with the development of San Diego's ARML team.
Apr-1
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Apr-7Apr-8AAPT PhysicsBowlPhysicsBowl
verified
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Apr-11US Physics Olympiad Semifinal
Wednesday, details TBA
USPhO
verified
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Apr-14Apr-15ACT
verified
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Apr-18USA(J)MO Day 1
Wednesday, April 18
USA(J)MO
verified
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Apr-19USA(J)MO Day 2
Thursday, April 19
USA(J)MO
verified
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Apr-21UCSD Honors Math ContestApr-22
ARML Local
ARML Local
not verified
UCSD Honors Contest
not verified
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Apr-28ARML Team PracticeApr-29
Professor Po-Shen Loh
Head Coach of US IMO Team
Carnegie Mellon University
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May-5ARML Team PracticeMay-6SAT
verified
UCSD Transfer Admit Day
not verified
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May-12ARML Team PracticeMay-13
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May-19ARML Team PracticeMay-20Middle School Math Field Day
verified
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May-26Memorial Day Weekend - No Activity
(Memorial Day in 2018 is Monday, May 28)
May-27Mem. Day 5/28/18
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Jun-1ALL RETURNING STUDENTS FINALIZE THEIR SDMC MEMBERSHIP DOCUMENT UPDATES
(Students should be updating incrementally all year.)

The Liability Wiaver for the 2018-2019 season will be distributed at least by this date, and probably sooner.
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Jun-1American Regions Math League Compeition (ARML)

ARML is a two-day out-of-town event spanning both Friday and Saturday.
ARML participation is by invitation only.
ARML
verified
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Jun-2SAT
verified
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Jun-9Jun-10All-SDMC Year-End Picnic
Sunday, June 10
ACT
verified
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Jun-30RETURNING STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL JUNE 30 TO FINALIZE THEIR MEMBERSHIP DOCUMENT UPDATES
AND SUBMIT AN ACCEPTIBLY CLEAR AND COMPLETE LIABILITY WAIVER FOR THE NEXT SDMC SEASON

Any student out of compliance with this requirement will be dropped automatically
and the released memberships made available to new students.
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Aug-1NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION OPENS

New applicants should go to the New Student Registration page of the SDMC website
and follow the guidance given there. In particular, give careful attention to the presentation "How to Apply".
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Aug-31NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION CLOSES
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ACT Calendarwww.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
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American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Calendarwww.maa.org/math-competitions/about-amc/events-calendar
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American Regions Math League (ARML)www.arml.com/arml_development/page/index.php?page_type=public&page=home
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AP Exam Calendarapcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html
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Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competitionchmmc.caltech.edu/
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Del Mar Union School District Calendarwww.dmusd.org/Page/2
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Math Kangaroohttp://www.mathkangaroo.com/mk/default.html
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Poway Unified School District Calendarwww.powayusd.com/calendars/
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PhysicsBowlhttp://www3.delta.edu/michaelfaleski/physicsbowl/
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PSAT/NMSQThttp://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg/dates.html
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San Diego Science Olympiadhttps://sandiegoso.org/schedules.html
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San Diego Unified School District Calendarwww.sandi.net/calendar
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SAT Calendarsat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates
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UCSD Applied Physics & Mathematics Seminar Room Scheduleshttp://www.math.ucsd.edu/announcements/seminar-room-schedules/
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UCSD Calendarshttp://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/resources/academic/calendars/
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US Holidayswww.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/
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US Holidays (federal)www.usa.gov/citizens/holidays.shtml
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