Welcome to the online presence of UC Davis Explore Math!
We are a student-run, volunteer-based outreach program for NorCal high school and middle school students. Most of our students are currently in 6th-10th grades, but there are younger and older. If you would like to contribute to our organization, please contact the current organizer, Shawn Witte.
Our mission is to expose young people to beautiful and intriguing mathematics that is often left out of standard curricula and reserved for math majors at university. We believe that the notion of “levels” in mathematics is often exaggerated and that passionate teachers can bring great concepts to anybody with a desire to learn. As long as a student is familiar with basic algebra, they can learn just about anything that is properly presented.
If you would like to get in contact with others involved in Math Circle, join our google group Davis Math Circle:
To receive updates on our activities, or to otherwise get in touch with us, please e-mail UCDmathcircle@gmail.com.
Enthusiasm and willingness to jump in are all you need to benefit from our program. So come join us and see why mathematics has fascinated the world’s most brilliant people for thousands of years!
Directions to Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB):
I have been told that parking in the A and C lots near the math building is ok on weekends, but I have not seen any official verification of this. Here is a searchable map of the UC Davis campus: http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/
- From Sacramento: Take I-80 west toward San Francisco. You will pass two Davis exits (Mace Blvd. and Richards Blvd.) and then a sign to UC Davis (and possibly the Mondavi Center) about 0.5 miles beyond Richards Blvd. You will exit to the right and turn right. The road will turn back the way you came.You will pass an information kiosk and then, in about 100 yards, there is a road to the left (California Ave.). Take the road, cross over a small bridge and continue going until you have to turn left into the parking lot at the back of the MSB. Enter into the building from the main entrance. We will be meeting on the second floor, in room 2112.
- From San Francisco: Take I-80 east toward Sacramento. Immediately beyond the turnoff for Highway 113 west to Woodland (NOT east – the two roads are about 3 miles apart) you will see a sign for the UC Davis campus (and possibly the Mondavi Center). Exit the road to the right and turn left under the freeway. The road will bend to the right towards Sacramento. Now follow the directions of the second paragraph above (You will pass…)
- From Woodland: Take Highway 113 toward Davis. Pass the three Davis exits and take I-80 toward Sacramento. Immediately on your right, you will see a sign for the UC Davis campus (and possibly the Mondavi Center). Exit the road to the right and turn left under the freeway. The road will bend to the right towards Sacramento. Now follow the directions of the second paragraph above (You will pass…)