The Junior High Math Ellipse meets on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Fall 2017 Schedule:
This schedule is tentative and hence subject to change.

Date Topic
September 14 Elliptical Exploration
September 21 Rosh HaShanah Vacation
September 28 Gossip Networks
October 5 Infinity & Beyond
October 12 Exploding Dots
October 19 Infinity Continued
October 26 Square Fractals
November 2 Lyin' & Tigers & Bears
November 9 Difference Squares
November 16 Olympiad #1 & AMC AfterMath
November 23 Thanksgiving Vacation
November 30 Omino Tiling
December 7 Leftovers
December 14 Olympiad #2 & P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party)

Spring 2017 Schedule:

Date Topic
Friday, April 14 Jumping Frogs
Wednesday, April 19 No meeting - Skona traveling
Wednesday, April 26 No meeting - Skona visiting a math circle
Friday, May 5 SETting Up
Wednesday, May 10 SET Geometry
Wednesday, May 17 Coloring Graphs
Friday, May 19 Pi R Square
Wednesday, May 24 Coloring Space
Wednesday, May 31 Omino Tiling
Wednesday, June 7 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party)

Winter 2017 Schedule:

Date Topic
January 11 Olympiad #3 and A Coin-Scale Puzzle
January 18 Cake Cutting
January 25 Different Differences
February 1 Scale Puzzles & Ternary Numbers
February 8 TBD
February 15 Olympiad #4 and Math Circle Puzzle
February 22 Metrics
March 1 Spot-It Speculations
March 8 Tower of Hanoi
March 15 Olympiad #5 and Fobonacci Applications
March 22 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party)

Fall 2016 Schedule:

Date Topic
September 28 Elliptical Explorations
October 5 Disappearing Numbers
October 12 Yom Kippur
October 19 Egyptian Fractions
October 26 New York trip for Math Circle conference
November 2 Electoral Explorations
November 9 Semi-Regular Tessellations
November 16 Olympiad #1 and Semi-Reg.Tess.(cont.)
November 23 Thanksgiving Vacation
November 30 Hyperbolic Soccer
December 7 Dominos & Bridges
December 14 Olympiad #2 and P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party)

Spring 2016 Schedule:

Date Topic
April 13 Getting SET
April 20 Re-SETting
April 27 Jumping Frogs
May 4 Chocolate Logic
May 11 Up & Over on Finite Grids
May 18 Pi Are Square
May 25 Up & Over on Infinite Grids
June 1 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party)

Winter 2016 Schedule:

Date Topic
January 20 Elliptical Explorations
January 27 A Recipe to Infinity
February 3 Infinity in a Bucket
February 10 Monkey Math
February 17 Invariants
February 24 -Omino Tiling
March 2 Banana Math
March 9 Pick's Theorem
March 16 Ramsey Theory
March 23 P3 (Purim Phractal Party)

Fall 2014 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
October 3 Pi Are Square Skona

Winter 2013 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
January 15 Take Away Games Skona
January 22
Triangles & Spheres Skona
January 29 Field Trip to UCSB
Regents' Lecture
Joe Marks
February 5 Egyptian Fractions Skona
February 12
(Lunar New Year &
Lincoln's Birthday)
Snake & Penny Puzzles
& Moebius Hearts
Skona
February 19 Meeting Canceled
February 26 Spot It! Skona
March 5 Hyperbolic Soccer Skona
March 12 Hyperbolic Soccer Rebound Skona
March 19 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Fall 2012 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
September 25 Elliptical Explorations Skona
October 2
Equation Times Skona
October 9 Meeting Canceled due to 6th-Grade Trip
October 16 Picking Points Skona
October 23 Lost Hikers Skona
October 30 Lyin' & Tigers Skona
November 6
(Election Day)
Voting Methods Skona
November 13 The AMC 8 Contest Skona
November 20
(B.Mandelbrot's Birthday)
Fractal Fun Skona
November 27 Puzzle Pieces Skona
December 4 Colors of Shapes Skona
December 11 Dodecamania Skona
December18 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Spring 2012 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
April 5 Fair Play in Pair'a'dice Skona
April 12 Triskaidekamania Revisited Skona
April 19 Jury Duty Patriotism
April 26 The Rainbow After the Storm Skona
May 3 Topological Invariants Skona
May 10 Financial Math (at UCSB) Mike Ludkovski
May 17 Topological Invariants (cont.) Skona
May 24 This Week Has No Topic Skona
May 31 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Winter 2012 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
Jan. 5 Making Change Skona
Jan. 12 Triskaidekamania Chans
Jan. 19 Handy Tools Skona
Jan. 26
Lindenmayer Systems Skona
Feb. 2 The Pigeonhole Principle Skona
Feb. 9 Field Trip to a Robotics Lab Brian Satzinger
Feb. 16 A Presidential Proof Skona
Feb. 23 A-MAZE-ment Skona
Mar. 1 Calendars Skona
Mar. 8 (Purim) Hamantaschen Math Skona
Mar. 15 Induction Skona
Mar. 22 Folding Squares Skona

Fall 2011 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
Sept. 1 Elliptical Explorations Skona
Sept. 8 The Measure of All Things Skona
Sept. 15 Egyptian Fractions Skona
Sept. 22
Semiregular Tessellations Skona
Sept. 29 Rosh Hashanah Vacation
Oct. 6 Reflections & Rotations Skona
Oct. 13
(Sukkot & MB Yz.)
Pythagorean Trees Skona
Oct. 20 Number Play Time Skona
Oct. 27 Field Trip to the 4th Dimension A Ghost Lecturer
Nov. 3 Field Trip to the 4th Dimension A Ghost Lecturer
Nov. 10 Preparation for AMC 8 & 11 Skona
Nov. 17
(Nat'l. Game Week)
Game Theory Skona
Nov. 24 Thanksgivng Vacation
Dec. 1 Game Theory (continued) A Guest Lecturer
Dec. 8 Pecking Order Skona
Dec. 15 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Spring 2011 Schedule:


Date Topic Presenter
April 20 Domino & Triomino Tilings Skona
April 27
Fun with Multiple Choice Skona
May 4 Shapes of Numbers Skona
May 11 1 = 0 Skona
May 18 Problematic Probability Skona
May 25 Colors of Shapes Skona
June 1 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Winter 2011 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
January 12 & 13 New Year Puzzles Skona
January 19 & 20
( Tu B'Shevat)
Tracing Trees Skona
January 26 Picking Points Skona
February 2 & 3
(Chinese New Year)
Raising Rabbits Skona
February 9 & 10 Puzzle Pieces Skona
February 23 & 24 AMC Vacation
March 2 Getting ReSET Skona
March 9 Finite Sums via Finite Differences Skona
March 16 A Recipe to Infinity Skona
March 23 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona

Fall 2010 Schedule:

Date Topic Presenter
October 1 Elliptical Explorations Skona
October 8 Thinking Outside the Box Skona
October 15 Ellipsing the Square Skona
October 22 About Finite Things Max Weiss
October 29 Lyin' & Tigers Skona
November 5 Donuts & Donut Holes Skona
November 12 Veterans Day Vacation
November 19 1,10,11 Skona
November 26 Thanksgiving Vacation
December 3 Getting SET Skona
December 10 TBA TBA
December 17 P3 (Pizza Puzzle Party) Skona