The Community College Math Ship

The Community College Math Ship
U.S.S. Math Club

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Math Club Meeting Agenda 3/20

Subject: Official Math Club Meeting
Date: Friday, March 20th, 2015
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm(see below)
Location: STEM Center - room 9-253 and center area

   9:00-10:00 Club Business*
10:00-11:00 (Becca runs a precalc tutoring group in room 9-254)
11:00-11:30 MESA Math Challenge Prep (optional)
11:30- 1:00 MESA Math Challenge (11:30-1:00)
  1:00-1:30 meeting continues: Problem of the Week
  1:30 meeting ends

Please come, if you can, before the MESA Math Challenge to discuss some much-needed club business!!! And continue to be on the look out for cool math problems. There are so many, I can't possibly find them all. Stay after the MESA Math Challenge to work on Problem of the Week.

Thanks, guys. - Becca

*Club Business (we STILL need to talk about these things!):

ICC meeting update - what's the news on club politics?
Club naming - what is it???
Having fun - picnic in the Quad idea?
Math education research - are we still doing that?
Berkeley - how was it for you?
Did you find any cool math problems?

Friday, March 13, 2015

MESA Math Challenge, 3/20 - Edit: EVENT TIME UPDATED

Important update: 

The time of the MESA Math Challenge has been changed! We are now scheduled to begin at 11:30, which means we need to push the Math Club meeting to 10:00! Check out the explanation 

Help Fund the $1000 Math Club Scholarship

Feel free to print this out and post it around town. We need all the support we can get! 

Link to PDF document in Google Drive: 

Share this link on your social media sites to get the ball rolling:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pi Day (3.14.15)

Upcoming event: Pi Day
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2015 (3.14.15)

There are a couple of different things we can do in San Francisco to celebrate Pi Day. Here are a few of the events we will be visiting during the day. Please feel free to add to this list either by editing the post or leaving a comment in the section below.

Pi Day Pie Potluck

Location: Folio Books, San Francisco
Time: 1:30-2:30
Details: Come eat pie and test your math trivia skills. Bring a pie to share and get 20% off your purchase (of a book).
Cost: free
RSVP: Optional

Source: Pillsbury. Used for educational purposes.

27th Annual Pi Day: Exploratorium Free Day

Location: Pier 15, San Francisco
Time: All day (10am to 5pm)
Details: Join The Exploratorium on Friday, March 14, 2015 for the 27th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw.
Cost: free

UC Berkeley Shadow Day

Upcoming event: UC Berkeley Shadow Day
Time: 9am - 5pm
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Meet Becca at the Milbrae BART station around 7:20. We will take the 7:41 BART train, transfer lines at Richmond, and arrive at the Downtown Berkeley Station at 8:43AM. From there, it's a short walk to the campus.

Parking at Milbrae BART requires a $2.00 fee. Or, get a ride with Becca. That's right- I'm driving! :)

Also, your round trip ticket will be $10.20, and if you want to be fed, you will need to bring $6 in cash. (Total trip cost is $16.20).

BART Schedule:

(Source: BART Trip Planner.)

Bart Ticket:


Email info: