Upcoming Events

Elementary School Math Club: April 14th at Ardent UCI from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Guest Lecture Series: April 15th at Sage Hill School from 3:30 PM to to 6:00 PM



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Orange County Math Circle?

The Orange County Math Circle is a completely student-run, non-profit service organization that aims to better the education of youths all throughout Orange County through mathematical education of the underprivileged and underserved. We help students and participants explore complex mathematical theorems and concepts through three annual tournaments and a variety of classes offered to elementary through high school students, all completely free of charge.

By integrating learning and teaching, students take part in serving the community in strengthening math culture and making resources accessible to all who want to learn.

What is the difference between OCMC and Math for Service?

Math for Service is the overarching organization that encompasses the Orange County Math Circle, as well as her sister organizations, OC Coder, OC Science, OC Scholar, OC Hacker, OC Engineer, All Girls Math Tournament,  and OC Arts. Math for Service was founded with the idea in mind that it would help foster and sustain creativity and learning in all fields of academics for the entire community.

How do I sign up for classes or tournaments?

First, you should sign up for the OCMC emailing list, which can be found here.

Once you have signed up for the mailing list, you will receive emails regarding classes, tournaments, and general OCMC news and events. Class registration begins at the start of the school year so be sure to keep an eye out for OCMC emails. Thank you so much for your interest!

How do I sign up to volunteer for events?

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How old do I have to be to volunteer?

We gladly accept all volunteers from the 8th to 12th grade range.

How old does my child have to be to take OCMC classes or attend tournaments?

OCMC has four math clubs that offer classes to a variety of age groups. From the Elementary School Math Club, which serves 4th through 6th grade students, to the High School Math Club which caters to 9th to 12th grade students, OCMC serves students of all ages.

Of our three tournaments, we serve students from 3rd to 8th grade but the age groups served in the various tournaments do vary so be sure to check the tournaments tab of this website.

How do I pickup my AMC awards?

You can pick up your AMC 8, AMC 10/12, or AIME awards at tournaments or during Open House. There will also be various opportunities throughout the year to pick them up.

Once OCMC receives the awards from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) there will be a period of one to two weeks where we will hand them out at the Ardent Academy Northwood location, 820 Roosevelt, Irvine CA.

How much time commitment does OCMC require?

Completely up to you! General volunteers may come a couple hours a month, while more dedicated volunteers may contribute more than that. What you make out of the Orange County Math Circle experience is completely up to you.

How do I donate to OCMC?

That is a great question! Since the Orange County Math Circle is a 100% non-profit organization, all of the funds go directly back to the students and participants of the events and are utilized to secure venues, cover material costs, and make the overall event more professional and enjoyable for everyone.

There are three ways to donate to OCMC, the first being the online monetary donation form. There is an option to donate through PayPal in the upper right hand corner. The second way to donate to OCMC is through purchasing our brand-new book or donating money at our various tournaments or other events. The last way to donate to OCMC is to donate your time, either by being a volunteer to our organization or by being a supportive parent to your child’s aspirations towards OCMC.

Either way, we would like to sincerely thank you for your interest and for making the Orange County Math Circle a better organization.

Thank you so much for your interest and we hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

This site is maintained by Dhruba Basu. 


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