Pleasanton Math Circle

In recent years, the interest in mathematics in Pleasanton has soared, prompting a group of students to combine their efforts in creating a unique opportunity for Pleasanton math students to further develop their interest in math. Pleasanton Math Circle is one of Bay Area's four math circles.

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A math circle consists of lectures in logical thinking in mathematics, instead of lectures focused on classroom material. These lessons involve topics in game theory, puzzles, and other similar concepts. Instead of the crunching away at mechanical computation math in classrooms, we will delve into basic logical thinking in the actual areas of math.

After the lecture, we will split into group discussions, where students  can actively engage in discussions and collaborate on developing a solution to the critical thinking problem. Groups are encouraged to share their solutions with others -- after all, a combination of ideas is much stronger than ideas isolated!

At Pleasanton Math Circle, we encourage all students of any skill level to come. Groups will be divided up by grade and skill level, and lecturers will include top students from both Amador and Foothill. This is definitely a unique opportunity to hone your problem-solving skills!

Mission Statement:

Pleasanton Math Circle is dedicated to developing critical problem-solving skills in mathematically interested students through interactive activities and a challenging atmosphere lead by some of the top mathematicians in Pleasanton.

Who can attend?
Anyone! No experience is necessary; just show up and be ready to think outside the box!

PMC is a free program available to students of all grade levels in Pleasanton, and no registration fee is required.

Who is involved?
Top math students around Pleasanton will be delivering lectures and writing handouts. Furthermore, math teachers Mr. Little, Calculus teacher at Amador, and Mr. Lomas, Geometry/Algebra teacher at Harvest Park, have offered continuous support for PMC's activities.

Where will it be?

Harvest Park Middle School: D-32
4900 Valley Avenue 
Pleasanton, CA 94566

When is it?
Approximately twice a month, typically the first and third Thursday, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.


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We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
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