Spring 2016
See links below for handouts.
Date 
Beginners Group Topic 
Elementary Group Topic 
Intermediate Group Topic 
Advanced Group Topic 
Saturday, Jan 16 
Logic and Tetronimos 1 
Logic and Tetronimos 2 
Logic and Tetronimos 3 
Math Games 

Saturday, Jan 23 
Snow day. Math Circle will not meet. 
Saturday, Jan 30 
Knights and Knaves and Pigeons 
Knights and Knaves and Frogs 
Knights and Knaves and Squares of Squares 
The Game of Nim and the Game of Jim 
Saturday, Feb 6 
More Tetrominos 
Friends and Money 
A Square of Squares 
Nim and Four Points, Two Distances 
Saturday, Feb 13 
Five Cards on a Table 
Five Cards on a Table and the Farmer and the Cow 
The Farmer and the Cow and Yoda 
Variations on the Locker Problem 
Saturday, Feb 20 
Tetromino Shape 
Dice Rolls 
Logic and Lockers 
Tiling Puzzles 
Saturday, Feb 27 
Criss Cross Circle Game 
Who Wins the Race? 
Crossing the Bridge and the Infinite Hotel 
The Watermelon Problem 
Saturday, Mar 5 
Bridge across the Moat 
Two Is Better than Infinity, Part 1 
Rainy Days and Grandchildren 
Infinity and Beyond 
Saturday, Mar 12 
Consecutive Numbers 
Two Is Better Than Infinity, Part 2 
Weather, Divisors and Semicircles 
Coins, Dice, and Card Tricks 
Saturday, Mar 19 
Venn Diagram Problems 
Two Is Better Than Infinity, Part 3 
Adventure Problems 
How to Gamble If You Must (Expected Value) 
Saturday, Mar 26 
How Many Can Sit at the Table? 
Two is the Best Number, Part 4 
Eating Grass and Measuring Water 
Modular Arithmetic 
Saturday, Apr 2 SPRING BREAK – No Math Circle 
Saturday, Apr 9 Science Expo at UNC – No Math Circle but please come visit our table! 
Saturday, Apr 16 
Pizza Problems 
The Game of Cat and Mouse 
Handshake Problems 
Problems about Knowledge about Knowledge 
Saturday, Apr 23 No Math Circle due to building closure and campus race 
Saturday, Apr 30 
Working Backwards 
Math Auction 
Math Auction 
Number Theory, Part 2 
Saturday, May 7 
Adding Consecutive Numbers 
Tower of Hanoi, Soma Cube, and Arithmetic Puzzles 
Secret Codes 
Iterative Paper Folding 
Saturday, May 14 
Hidden Rectangles, Building with Triangles and Mobius Bands 
Soma Cube, Mobius Bands, and Water Pouring Puzzles 
Chess Tours and Knight Moves 
Rational Tangles 
Saturday, May 21 
Saturday, May 21 Julia Robinson Math Festival 
Many of the problems we choose for the younger students come either from books in the MSRIAMS series Mathematical Circles Library or from the virtual library created by Puerto Rico Mathematical Olympiad.
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