Welcome to the Dougherty Math Circle, where students learn that skill comes from enjoyment.
About
A Math Circle is a program where students work in groups and collaborate on mathematical ideas not commonly taught in school or in a different perspective than commonly taught. Our program primarily emphasizes the fact that math is a story, not an end. Every theorem has its own story behind it — a proof. When students learn to treat math as a story and not a book of facts, they develop thinking skills that can never be learned so masterfully otherwise. In order to strengthen your students’ understanding of mathematics, or open the subject in a new light to them, make sure to sign up today!
We are Risha Chakraborty and Shreya Ravikumar, two high school juniors who are passionate about math! Having taken advanced math courses since middle school, and participating in several math competitions, both Risha nd Shreya hope to spread their passion to elementary and middle school students!
Head Coaches: Risha Chakraborty, Shreya Ravikumar
Coaches: Savit Bhat, Preeti Gomathinayagam
Founders and Graduates: Shruti Ravikumar and Vishruti Ganesh
Programs
Beginning Math – Grades 5, 6
Register for Beginning Math starting in September.
Advanced Math – Grades 7, 8
Register for Advanced Math starting in September.
Wexford Way Math Circle for Applied Mathematics – Grades 15
Data Science – High School
Dougherty Math Circle
Beginning Math: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every alternate Thursday, 110 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon, CA 94582 for 5th – 6th graders.
Advanced Math: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every alternate Thursday, 110 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon, CA 94582 for 7th – 8th graders.
Beginning math and advanced math classes will be held on the same dates.
Beginning Math – Grades 5, 6
Description: In this course, students will learn how to develop their problemsolving skills and will learn about the foundational concepts of number theory, geometry, combinatorics, and algebra. Simulations will also be used to expose students to realworld scenarios. No prior knowledge is required: all students need for this class is enthusiasm!
Cost: We will be requesting a 60 dollar donation (onetime payment) for the complete course from November to April in order to cover the cost of insurance and cleaning fees.
Advanced Math – Grades 7, and 8
Description: In this course, students will learn how to further develop their problemsolving skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply this knowledge to a variety of logic problems and puzzles. Simulations will be used to expose students to realworld scenarios. Additionally, students will learn foundations and study some complicated topics in number theory, algebra, geometry, and combinatorics to prepare them for competitions. No prior knowledge is required: all students need for this class is enthusiasm!
Cost: We will be requesting a 60 dollar donation (onetime payment) for the complete course from November to April in order to cover the cost of insurance and cleaning fees.
20192020 Math Calendar:
November 7: Variables, Functions, and Equations
November 21: Introduction to Proofs
December 12: Geometric Definitions, Angles, and Special Points
January 9: Combinatorics and Probability
January 23: Logic and Einstein Puzzles
February 6: Guts
February 20: Area and Volume
March 5: Modular Arithmetic and Number Theory
March 19: Sequences and Series
April 2: Optimization
April 23: Guts and Final Celebration
Wexford Way Math Circle
Welcome to the Wexford Way Math Circle, our effort to help students from diverse communities gain exposure to mathematical ideas. We currently work with elementary students at the Wexford Way location of the Eden Housing complexes. Reach out to us at doughertymathcircle@gmail.com if you are interested in contributing!
20192020 Curriculum:
 Tangible Goals

 To develop problem solving skills applicable to realworld scenarios.
 To increase social confidence in our students by allowing them to communicate and discuss their own mathematical ideas.

 10week Curriculum Plan

 Week 1: Introduction and fun math activities (in groups and individually)
 Week 2: Number Sense/Readworld word puzzles
 Week 3: Logic Puzzles
 Week 4: Measurements
 Week 5: Math Relay (Review game to assess growth)
 Week 6: Sequences and patterns
 Week 7: Area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures
 Week 8: Grocery Store Simulation – Being cost effective
 Week 9: Probability with card games, dice, and spinners
 Week 10: Math Relay (Review game to assess growth) / Feedback sheet

 Measuring Growth (Quantitative Analysis)

 Use simulations to measure how students may act in realworld scenarios.
 Use Math Relays to measure how students interact and grow in terms of teamwork

Data Science
Coming in November 2019! A program created for high schoolers with an interest in computer science and big data. Gain exposure to the world of data analysis and mathematical prediction by training with a data scientist and a group of passionate individuals to solve problems with large amounts of data. More information coming soon! Reach out to us at doughertymathcircle@gmail.com if you are interested.
Contact Us
If you have any questions, suggestions or need any more information, contact us at doughertymathcircle@gmail.com or leave us a comment down below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!