K-12 students have the opportunity to engage with high caliber programs at UCLA.
The UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle (ORMC) is a top-tier math circle attracting elementary, middle and high school students interested in mathematics and eager to learn. Following the traditions of Russian and Eastern European math circles, the program focuses on showcasing the beauty of mathematics and its applications, improving problem solving skills, preparing students for a variety of contests and competitions, creating a social context for mathematically inclined students as well as attracting students to math-related careers.
The UCLA Site of the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) is part of The Curtis Center. MDTP is an intersegmental project funded by CAPP, CSU, and UC to provide diagnostic tests, open-response items, and learning modules free of charge to secondary math educators. MDTP assessments help educators to learn about their students’ preparedness by course, topic, and skill development in mathematics from grade six through calculus.
When used in effective and appropriate ways, MDTP assessments can support educators’ efforts to purposefully plan instruction to build on students’ current mathematical understandings and intervene on identified unfinished learning and gaps of content knowledge with the goal to promote students’ readiness for college-level mathematics.