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Homework is assigned at the end of every meeting. Usually, there is no time set aside during the Math Circle meetings to work on this homework. Instead, it's expected that each student work at home by himself or herself on the problems.

Each assignment consists of more challenging problems, expanding on what was covered in our meeting. It is not unexpected for a student to spend a couple hours on the content and still not fully complete the homework. And of course, the problems are designed to be fun!

Do not be discouraged if you cannot solve a problem! In fact, we expect everyone to keep a record of their work, including the approaches that turned out not to work. This will be invaluable in really understanding why a specific approach may or may not work.

The first half of the each meeting is spent going over the homework assigned at the end of the last meeting. During this time, a single student presents a solution to his or her peers, and the other students listen to make sure all the logic is sound. We expect a lot of student interaction here! Everyone gets to participate!

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- Due Apr. 5 - Introduction to Relations -
*Omit problem 2* - Due Apr. 12 - Interesting Types of Relations
- Due Apr. 19 - Geometry of Quotient Sets
- Due Apr. 26 - Topology - Surfaces
- Due May 3 - Building and Cutting Surfaces
- Due May 10 - Modular Arithmetic and Encoding
- Due May 17 - Encryption and Ciphers
- Due May 31 - Martian Ciphers

- From Mar. 29 - Relations
- From Apr. 5 - Equivalence Relations
- From Apr. 19 - Explorers of Flatland
- From Apr. 26 - Mobius Fun
- From May 3 - Modular Battleship
- From May 10 - Encryption with Rocky and Bullwinkle

Team Name |
Points |

The Best Team | 106 |

Deductive Induction | 125 |

Insert Your Team Name Here | 116 |

Pascalian Pandas | 116 |

- Due Jan. 19 - Automata
- Due Feb. 2 - Introduction to Combinatorics
- Due Feb. 9 - Bijective Proofs
- Due Feb. 16 - Counting in Middle-earth
- Due Mar. 1 - Introduction to Invariants
- Due Mar. 8 - More Invariants
- Due Mar. 15 - Even More Invariants
- Due Mar. 22 - Quechua and a Puzzle
- Due Mar. 29 - Swahili and Equalities

- From Jan. 12 - Automata
- From Jan. 27 - Multiplication and Addition Principles
- From Jan. 27 - Combinatorics Practice
- From Feb. 2 - Chooses
- From Feb. 2 - Bijective Proofs
- From Feb. 9 - Catalan Numbers and Pirates
- From Feb. 16 - Fibonacci Identities
- From Feb. 23 - The Game of Life
- From Mar. 1 - Invariants
- From Mar. 8 - Invariant Games with Newton and Leibniz
- From Mar. 15 - A Few Puzzles
- From Mar. 22 - Linguistics

Team Name |
Points |

The Archimedean Armadillos | 127 |

Giant Iron Potatoez | 117 |

The KLRful Cuttlefish | 161 |

LMS | 95 |

Pascal's Triangles | 56 |

- Due Oct. 5 - Olympiad Problems
- Due Oct. 20 - Sets -
*Omit problem 3* - Due Oct. 27 - Problems 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 from the in-class worksheet
- Due Nov. 3 - A Little More Infinity
- Due Nov. 10 - Induction
- Due Nov. 17 - More Induction
- Due Dec. 8 - Formal Grammars

- From Oct. 13 - Intuition with Sets
- From Oct. 20 - Hilbert's Hotel
- From Nov. 3 - Introduction to Induction
- From Nov. 10 - Advanced Induction
- From Dec. 1 - Hacking Secret Codes
- From Dec. 1 - Generating Secret Codes
- From Dec. 8 - Robotic Language

Team Name |
Points |

Darles Chickens | 101 |

The Finite Set | 108 |

The Null Set | 140 |

The Pythagorean Penguins | 143 |

The Random Llamas | 120 |