Houston Math Circle

Please note, our math circle NO LONGER meets at Rice but (since 2014) meets at our sponsor, the Star Learning Center two Sundays a month 3-5:30pm. It is free to well-behaved 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

Place: Star Learning Center, 3528 Texas 6 Sugar Land, TX 77478

832-999-4921

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-Carmichael, H_n-Wilson-Woltenstolme, Doomsday

Mar 5 Sums of Squares

Mar 12 Chinese Remainder Theorem

Apr 2 Number Theoretic Functions

Apr 16 More continued fractions, quadratic diophantines

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

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

Houston, TX 77478United States

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