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 Shruti Ravikumar and Vishruti Ganesh, two high school seniors who are passionate about math! Having taken advanced math courses since middle school, and participating in several math competitions, both Vishruti and Shruti hope to spread their passion to rising elementary and middle school students!
Head Coaches: Vishruti Ganesh, Shruti Ravikumar
Coaches: Risha Chakraborty, Shreya Ravikumar, Savit Bhat
Dougherty Math Circle
UPDATE: Classes start December 6th for Beginning Math, and December 13th for Advanced Math!
Beginning Math: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM every alternate Thursday, 110 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon, CA 94582.
Advanced Math: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every alternate Thursday, 110 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon, CA 94582.
Beginning Math – Grades 3, 4, and 5
Description: In this course, students will be exposed to basic techniques of problemsolving 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 20 dollar donation (onetime payment) for the complete course from December to May in order to cover the cost of insurance.
Advanced Math – Grades 6, 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 20 dollar donation (onetime payment) for the complete course from December to April in order to cover the cost of insurance.
20182019 Calendar:
Beginning Math Calendar:
December 6th: Introduction & Algebra (Beginning)
January 10th: Logic Puzzles
January 24th: Area & Volume – Basic Optimization
February 7th: Competition Day I \\ Answers
February 21st: Basic Probability
March 7th: Card Games & Simulations
March 21st: Competition Day II
April 11th: Cryptography
April 25th: Competition Day III
Advanced Math Calendar:
December 13th: Introduction & Algebra (Advanced)
January 17th: Logic Puzzles
January 31st: Modular Arithmetic
February 14th: Competition Day I \\ Answers
February 28th: Advanced Probability
March 14th: Card games & Probability Simulations
March 28th: Competition Day II
April 18th: Cryptography
May 2nd: Competition Day III
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 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!
Sample Curriculum:

 Week 1: Introduction and preassessment (in groups and individually)
 Ask openended questions
 What do you think about math?
 When have you used math in reallife?
 Ask openended questions
 Week 2: Logic Puzzles
 Week 3: Stocks! Setup Stock Market Simulation Game
 Week 4: Math Relay (Review game to assess growth)
 Week 5: Grocery Store Simulation – Being cost effective
 Week 6: Advanced Logic Puzzles II
 Week 7: Game Theory – Card Games/Chance Games Simulation
 Week 8: Math Relay (Review game to assess growth)
 Week 9: Stock Market Game Results and Implications
 Week 10: Initial PostAssessment (in groups and individually)
 Similar openended questions
 What is one way you used math through this ten weeks that you would not have before?
 What does math mean to you?
 Similar openended questions
 Week 1: Introduction and preassessment (in groups and individually)
Data Science
Coming in January 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!