Peter Koroteev earned his BS and MS at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology where he studied theoretical physics and mathematics. Peter came to the United States for his Ph.D. studies at the University of Minnesota, which he completed in 2012. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, ON, Canada. Presently, Peter is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and does research in mathematical physics and string theory. Prof. Koroteev has been working in the educational system through his entire career — from teaching at math summer school in Russia to his experience as a teaching assistant in grad school to, finally, his present work as a lecturer.
Mathematical Circle for Elementary/Middle School
The class consists of problem solving sessions in groups. Students start solving a problem in class and continue working on this problem (or on a follow-up) problem at home. Homework is an important ingredient for successful understanding of the material since often the problems get carried over to the next class (sort of like research projects).
Age group: 6-10; 10-13