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Mathematical Circles and Olympiads December 16, 2004 - December 18, 2004

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Dec 16, 2004
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Math Circles and Olympiads; Historical, Conceptual and Structural
Dmitri Fomin, Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Steve Olson, Alexander Soifer
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  Discovering and Developing Mathematical Talent, Part 1
Wade Ellis (West Valley College), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Timothy Sanders
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
  Study of Exceptional Talent
Carol Blackburn, Steve Olson, James Tanton
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  The Boston Math Circle
Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  Discussion of Various Approaches and Possible Adaptions
Joe Gillian, Harvey Keynes, Walter Mientka
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  The Berkeley Math Circle
Zvezdelina Stankova (Mills College)
Dec 17, 2004
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Experiences as a Math Olympic Competitor
Igor Ganichev, Maksim Maydanskiy (Uppsala University), Melanie Wood (Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley), Inna Zakharevich (Cornell University)
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Discovering and Developing Mathematical Talent, Part 2
Helmer Aslaksen, George Berzsenyi, John Howe, David Scott (University of Puget Sound), Samuel Vandervelde (St. Lawrence University)
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  Math Circle Materials and Preparation
Thomas Davis, Richard Rusczyk, Peter Trapa (University of Utah)
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
  Panel Discussion of Math Competitions: Problems, Good and Bad
Kiran Kedlaya (University of California, San Diego), Richard Rusczyk, Alexander Soifer, Zvezdelina Stankova (Mills College), Ravi Vakil (Stanford University), Paul Zeitz (University of San Francisco)
Dec 18, 2004
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Olympiad Training and Math Camps
Mira Bernstein, Zuming Feng, Tom Roby (University of Connecticut), Rick Sommer, Abigail Thompson (University of California, Davis)
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Panel Discussion of the Impact of Math Circles and Camps on Classroom Instruction
Mary Fay-Zenk, Thomas Rike (Oakland High School), James Tanton
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Discussion of the Network of Math Circles (Including Parents' Advisory Group)
Robert Megginson (University of Michigan)