Houston Math Circle

Please note, our math circle NO LONGER meets at Rice but (since 2014) meets at our sponsor, the Star Learning Center select Sundays @3-5:30. It is free to select bright students in the Houston community. Must have familiarity with AMC-10 level math and be at least 12 (girls) or 13 (boys) years old. Enrollment will be limited, registration at http://www.starlearning.com

Spring 2017 select Sundays
Topic: Number Theory I, "Invitation to Number Theory" by Oystein Ore
Place: Star Learning Center, 3528 Texas 6 Sugar Land, TX 77478

Jan 8 Chapters 1,2: GCD Algorithm, Mersenne-Fermat-Euler, Perfect, Amicable, Figurate, Magic Squares
Jan 22 Chapters 3,4: (10^k)! terminal zeros, d(n), continued fractions, linear diophantines, RCML
Feb 12 Chapters 5,6: Pythagorean Triplets, Number Systems, Alphametics
Feb 19 Chapters 7,8: Mods, Fermat-Euler-Wilson-Carmichael, Doomsday
Mar 5 Sums of Squares
Mar 12 Chinese Remainder Theorem
Apr 2 More continued fractions, Pell
Apr 16 Number Theoretic Functions
Apr 30 Tricks using $\nu_p(n)$
May 14 Squares mod p
May 28 Partitions

Students can expect to meet fascinating like-minded people and encounter intriguing problems in number theory, algebra, geometry, and combinatorics. Aside from discussions and lectures, emphasis will be placed on problem solving at the high school level and learning to write concise yet complete and coherent proofs.

Location: Star Learning Center at 3528 Texas 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478, (832) 999-4921.

For up to date information please visit www.facebook.com/groups/333659866727314

Organizers: Zachary Franco (electronic mail zacnotzach where it's hot) & Isil Nal. Dr. Franco founded the Houston Math Circle in 2012 and has taught at HCSSIM, MOP, IDEAMATH, USAMTS, JHU-CTY; coached the Indiana ARML team and the US math olympiad team. Mrs. Nal led the Texas National Math Counts team and also coaches at Quail Valley Middle School. She has also taught at MathPath and is a recipient of the MAA`s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Excellence in Teaching


3528 Texas HWY 6 Sugarland, TX 77478 Star Learning Center (832) 999-4921
Houston, TX 77478
United States