**We meet at the second floor of the Blocker Building, Room 220, on the Texas A&M Campus from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. New to this year, there will be an optional problem-solving session following the standard math circle activities.**

## The next and last meeting of the Fall 2016 semester will be on Dec 10th, 2016.

## Math circle schedule:

## 2-4 pm – Weekly interactive activities.

## 4-5 pm – Problem solving session (optional):

**Advanced Problem Solving, BLOC 202, Prof. Zhizhang Xie,****Intermediate Problem Solving, BLOC 203, Prof. Guoliang Yu,****Beginner Problem Solving, grades 7-8, BLOC 246, Dr. Kun Wang,****Beginner Problem Solving, grades 5-6, BLOC 205B, Amudhan Krishnaswamy-Usha, with help from David Sykes and Jintao Ding.**

Date | Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced |
---|---|---|---|

9/17/16 | Ola Sobieska Even and Odd Numbers | Dr. Ali Bicer & Dr. Sandra Nite Dilutions | Philip Yasskin Axiomatic FInite Geometries |

9/24/16 | Philip Yasskin Trapezoid Numbers | Philip Yasskin Trapezoid Numbers | Maurice Rojas Gift Boxes, Mongoose in the Middle, and Secret Codes |

10/1/16 | David Kerr “Wait, was I supposed to turn left or right?” | Riad Masri Explorations with Prime Numbers | Zoran Sunic Random Walks and Search Engines |

10/8/16 | Dr. Robert Capraro Counting Cows & 3 Bean Salad | Dr. Mary Margaret Capraro Locker Problem, Arithmagons, Magic Squares | Dr. Luciana Barroso & Dr. Sandra Nite Exploring Lung Capacity |

10/15/16 | Tamara Carter CLUE in the Math Department | Jens Forsgaard The a+b+ab Problem | Kim Currens & Dr. Sandra Nite Modeling Sound Waves with Periodic Functions |

11/5/16 | Eviatar Procaccia Platonic and Archemidean Solids | Parth Sarin | Volodymyr Nekrashevych HS Contest Power Team Exam |

11/19/16 | Alex Sprinston Design of Combinational Circuits Using Boolean Algebra | R. Saravanan Hash functions, Cryptography | Peter Kuchment Amazing Efficiency of Mathematics in Sciences and Engineering |

12/3/16 | Philip Yasskin Domino Circles | Tamara Carter CLUE in the Math Department | Konrad Wrobel Distinct Distances in the Plane |