Temecula Valley Math Circle

Ἀεὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὀ Μέγας γεωμετρεῖ

About

While centered in the Temecula Valley, the Temecula Valley Math Circle (TVMC) is designed to centralize and enhance all competitive math programs throughout the Inland Empire.

We intend to consolidate the diverse and unique skill set of each participating school to compete in the most elite competitions across the globe.

TVMC holds weekly meetings for members in one of three types of sessions: guest speakers, math lectures, and internal competitions.

TVMC will also arrange teams consisting of the greatest mathletes throughout the valley to represent Temecula Valley in global competitions. TVMC members will benefit from the combined knowledge and resources of all participating schools, allowing them to prosper at the highest levels of competitive mathematics.

People

Steve Maxey: Steve Maxey has been a mathematical educator for the last 20 years. He has a BS in math from Buena Vista University and a MS in math from CSU San Marcos.
Steve was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award in 2017, Great Oak High School’s Teacher of the Year award in 2018, the SEPT Teachers Grant from MIT in 2019, and the Edyth May Sliffe Award from the Mathematical Association of America in 2020. Steve loves to share his passion for mathematics with others.

Meijke Balay: Meijke Balay received a BS in math from UCLA in 2021. His main interests are in geometric analysis and mathematical physics. He was a lead instructor at the Los Angeles Math Circle for 2 years and taught at Art of Problem Solving for 3 years. He also runs the annual TVUSD math competition with Steve Maxey.

Drew Miller: Drew Miller is a junior at UCSB College of Creative Studies, where he runs the Math Club. He has a successful track record on both high school and college math competitions and finds joy in helping others find similar success. He plans to pursue a PhD in math and solve hard problems for a living.

Charlotte Myers: Charlotte Myers is a junior at Great Oak High School, where she is deeply involved in Math Club, Science Olympiad, and competitive robotics. She enjoys competing in STEM competitions, taking advanced math and science courses, and conducting independent scientific research, which she has contributed to at UCSD and Vanderbilt University. In the future, she plans to pursue a PhD in math or physics and devote her time to investigating the mysteries of the universe.

Jack Maxey: Jack Maxey is a junior at Great Oak High School, where he is a prominent member of the math club. He is a strong competitor in math competitions, consistently placing among the top scorers at his school. He is currently an officer of the math club, striving to make the club and its members the best they can be. He hopes to do the same with the math circle by growing its members' skills and passion for math.

Humphrey Adefuin: Humphrey Adefuin is a senior at Great Oak High School and the current co-president of the Great Oak Math Club. He has been actively involved in competitive math for about four years, starting in middle school, and hopes to expose more people to competitive math and enjoy the same experience he had.

Cassandra Adefuin: Cassandra Adefuin is a junior at Great Oak High School, as well as the current co-president of the Great Oak Math Club. She has participated in math competitions since middle school and enjoys working through challenging math problems. She hopes to help others find opportunities to appreciate higher levels of mathematics.

Our Motto

“Ἀεὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὀ Μέγας γεωμετρεῖ” is derived from a quote by Plato meaning, “God always geometrizes.” It is also the beginning of a piem written by Katharevousa

Ἀεὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὀ Μέγας γεωμετρεῖ,
τὸ κύκλου μῆκος ἵνα ὁρίσῃ διαμέτρῳ,
παρήγαγεν ἀριθμὸν ἀπέραντον,
καὶ ὅν, φεῦ, οὐδέποτε ὅλον θνητοὶ θὰ εὕρωσι