Spring 2017
 The Beginners Group and the Elementary Group meet on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00.
 The Intermediate Group and the Advanced Group meet on Saturdays from 10:30 – 12:00.
 All groups meet in Phillips Hall rooms 206 and 208.
This schedule is tentative and may be changed.
Date 
Beginners Group Topic 
Elementary Group Topic 
Intermediate Group Topic 
Advanced Group Topic 
Saturday, Jan 14 (basketball Saturday) 
Polygons 
Coounting, Part 1 
Line Segments 
The Game of Hackenbush, Part 1 

Saturday, Jan 21 
Circles 
Counting, Part 2 
Measuring Angles 
Hackenbush and Other Games 

Saturday, Jan 28 
Triangles 
Counting, Part 3 
Triangle Inequality 
Patterns in Pascal’s Triangle 

Saturday, Feb 4 
Math Circle will not meet. 
Saturday, Feb 11 
Triangular Numbers 
Greatest Common Factors, Part 1 
A Taste of Moscow 
Groups and Symmetry, Part 1 

Saturday, Feb 18 (basketball Saturday) 
Games and Puzzles 
Greatest Common Factors, Part 2 
A Taste of Moscow, Part 2 
Groups and Symmetry, Part 2 

Saturday, Feb 25 
Counting 
Math Auction 
Counting, Part 1 
Groups and Symmetry, Part 3: 15Puzzle and Rubik’s Cube 

Saturday, March 4 
Math Circle will not meet. 
Saturday, March 11 
Anagrams 
The Game of Spot It 
Counting, Part 2 
Problem Solving Strategies 

Saturday, March 18 
Cryptarithms 
Lattice Squares and Triangles 
Proofs 
Lattice Polygons and Pick’s Theorem 

Saturday, March 25 
More Crytarithms 
Tessellations 
More Proofs 
Farey Sequences and Ford Circles 

Saturday, Apr 1 SPRING BREAK – No Math Circle 
Saturday, April 8 
Function Machines 
Geometric Constructions, see this source for some examples 
Xorks and Yorks and Other Problems 
Matrices Part 1 

Saturday, April 15 
GeoRobot 
Math Dash 
Classic Puzzlers 
Matrices Part 2 

Saturday, Apr 22 
Science Expo at UNC – 11:00 – 4:00 outside of Phillips Hall 
Saturday, April 29 
Julia Robinson Math Festival 10:00 – 1:00 in the Carolina Union Great Hall 
Many of the problems we choose come from books in the MSRIAMS Mathematical Circles Library.
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