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Book DetailsMSRI Mathematical Circles LibraryVolume: 13; 2014; 166 ppMSC: Primary 97;
The main part of this book describes the first semester of the existence of a successful and now highly popular program for elementary school students at the Berkeley Math Circle. The topics discussed in the book introduce the participants to the basics of many important areas of modern mathematics, including logic, symmetry, probability theory, knot theory, cryptography, fractals, and number theory. Each chapter in the first part of this book consists of two parts. It starts with generously illustrated sets of problems and handson activities. This part is addressed to young readers who can try to solve problems on their own or to discuss them with adults. The second part of each chapter is addressed to teachers and parents. It includes comments on the topics of the lesson, relates those topics to discussions in other chapters, and describes the actual reaction of math circle participants to the proposed activities.
The supplementary problems that were discussed at workshops of Math Circle at Kansas State University are given in the second part of the book.
The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience.
In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.ReadershipMath educators, teachers, mathematicians, instructors of math circles, and parents interested in general mathematical education.

Table of Contents

Part I. Berkeley Math Circle

Preface: Berkeley 2009

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Lesson 15

Part II. Manhattan Math Circle Seminar

Preface: Manhattan 2011

Counting rhymes

Arithmetic

More coded pictures

Make your own problem

Cut the square

Siege of the fortress

More logic problems

Estimates

Problems with unknowns

Knots, links, and paths

How old are you?

No solutions

The pigeon hole principle


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The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience.
Zentralblatt MATH 
Why are there so few math circles, particularly for younger children? One of the reasons is the belief that very young kids are simply not ready for complex math. Another reason is that finding deep and engaging math activities, adapted for this younger audience, is itself a challenge. Natasha Rozhkovskaya's new book, Math Circles for Elementary School Students, helps deal with both these difficulties.
Moebuis Noodles


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The main part of this book describes the first semester of the existence of a successful and now highly popular program for elementary school students at the Berkeley Math Circle. The topics discussed in the book introduce the participants to the basics of many important areas of modern mathematics, including logic, symmetry, probability theory, knot theory, cryptography, fractals, and number theory. Each chapter in the first part of this book consists of two parts. It starts with generously illustrated sets of problems and handson activities. This part is addressed to young readers who can try to solve problems on their own or to discuss them with adults. The second part of each chapter is addressed to teachers and parents. It includes comments on the topics of the lesson, relates those topics to discussions in other chapters, and describes the actual reaction of math circle participants to the proposed activities.
The supplementary problems that were discussed at workshops of Math Circle at Kansas State University are given in the second part of the book.
The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience.
In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.
Math educators, teachers, mathematicians, instructors of math circles, and parents interested in general mathematical education.

Part I. Berkeley Math Circle

Preface: Berkeley 2009

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Lesson 15

Part II. Manhattan Math Circle Seminar

Preface: Manhattan 2011

Counting rhymes

Arithmetic

More coded pictures

Make your own problem

Cut the square

Siege of the fortress

More logic problems

Estimates

Problems with unknowns

Knots, links, and paths

How old are you?

No solutions

The pigeon hole principle

The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience.
Zentralblatt MATH 
Why are there so few math circles, particularly for younger children? One of the reasons is the belief that very young kids are simply not ready for complex math. Another reason is that finding deep and engaging math activities, adapted for this younger audience, is itself a challenge. Natasha Rozhkovskaya's new book, Math Circles for Elementary School Students, helps deal with both these difficulties.
Moebuis Noodles