2020 Special Summer Session – Competitive Math Courses

Summer is the BEST time to develop students’ math skills and to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

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Competitive Math Program — Special Summer Session Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online AMC 10/12 Prep (Combinatorics) Special Summer Session — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
7/12, 7/18, 7/19, 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2
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Rising 7-12
Online AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep (Number Theory) Special Summer Session — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
7/12, 7/18, 7/19, 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2
View Course Outline
Rising 4-8
Online Intensive AIME Prep Summer Course 10 Classes (Eastern Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 20 Hours
7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17 (Midterm Mock Test/Review)
7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24 (Final Mock Test/Review)
View Course Outline
Rising 7-12

We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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2020 Summer – Competitive Math Courses

Summer is the BEST time to develop students’ math skills and to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

See more at:

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Competitive Math Program — Summer 2020 Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online AMC 10/12 Prep Summer Weekend Course Session I — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
6/20, 6/21, 6/27, 6/28, 7/4, 7/5, 7/11
Session II — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
7/12, 7/18, 7/19, 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2
View Course Outline
Rising 7-12
Online AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep Summer Course Session I — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
6/20, 6/21, 6/27, 6/28, 7/4, 7/5, 7/11
Session II — Total: 21 Hours
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
7/12, 7/18, 7/19, 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2
View Course Outline
Rising 4-8
Online Intensive AIME Prep Summer Course 10 Classes (Eastern Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 20 Hours
7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17 (Midterm Mock Test/Review)
7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24 (Final Mock Test/Review)
View Course Outline
Rising 7-12

We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

Team_Building-338.fc.image

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

AMC-General

Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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Online AMC 10/12 Prep (for Rising 7th to 12th Graders) Special Summer Session (Combinatorics) Starting July 12

Summer is the golden time to develop students’ math skills and prepare for the American Math Competitions!

See the links below:

Special Summer Session
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 21 Hours
7/12, 7/18, 7/19 (Mock Exam/Review), 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2 (Mock Exam/Review)

Tuition (including all materials)
New Students: $840     Buy Now Button
Returning Students: $825  Buy Now Button

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay. (Two spots are available!)

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

A commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons as a big bonus for our students so that they can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.
  • We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
  • We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems, especially those hard problems on the AMC 10/12 and easy problems on the AIME, as well as test-taking tactics.
  • The emphasis of this class will be on discrete math, and comprehensive problem-solving, which are very common in competitive math, but are not included in school curriculum.
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors:

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-406-3402
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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We must prepare in advance for the 2020 AMC 10/12 contests. As the great scientist Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” Those who strive to prepare early, and work hard are the ones who achieve the best results. The AMC is a complex math competition that requires dedication and focus. Therefore, the earlier our students start preparing, the better their scores will be.

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Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 10/12A — Thursday, January 30, 2020
and Wednesday, February 05, 2020.

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Specific Goal: To earn a score of 120 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10), or a score of 100 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12), and then qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). See for more details: Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Problems

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world.

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Who should take this class: This class is very appropriate for 6th-11th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.

Benefits:

  • 7 tutorial handouts (>350 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 600 new problems similar to AMC 10/12 level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 2 FREE mock tests that are intended to mimic an actual math competition exam, each of which has 25 questions similar to AMC 10/12 level taken from the licensed AMC Database. These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.
  • FREE registration for the AMC 10/12A — Thursday, February 4, 2021 and AMC 10/12B — Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at the Montgomery College on January 30, 2020, and February 5, 2020

Weekly Homework:

At least 6 hours per week. Problem sets include all problems on the past AMC 10/12 and ARML, and 250 brand new problems having similar difficulty and style as the real AMC 10/12 problems, extracted from the licensed AMC Database.

The focus will on the final 15 problems on the AMC 10/12, and the first 5 problems on the AIME, as well as those hard problems on the ARML. Note that some hard problems on the recent AMC 10 and 12 are exactly the same as previous ARML Problems. See: Some Problems on the 2016 AMC 10/12 are Exactly the Same as Previous AMC/ARML Problems

Each week, we will carefully review and check 2 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 2 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 2 students that week, we will provide the those 2 students with individualized proposal and support.

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(Combinatorics) Class Outline:

In our AMC 10/12 Prep class, we will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AMC problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on advanced discrete math and comprehensive problem-solving which are very common in competitive math. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and effective time management skills. We reserve the right to adjust the teaching content and method according to students’ understanding and comprehension of new knowledge.

Class Date Topic
1 7/12, Sun Constructive Counting and Bijections
2 7/18, Sat Permutations with Repeated Elements, Combinations with Repetitions, and Ordered and Unordered Partitions
3 7/19, Sun The Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion
4 7/25, Sat Counting with Symmetries, Complementary Counting, and Casework Counting
5 7/25, Sun Recursive Counting
6 8/1, Sat  Pascal’s Triangle and Fibonacci Numbers
7 8/2, Sun Advanced Probability Theory

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Small-sized Class Teaching Model:

We utilize the highly effective small-sized class teaching model. Smaller classes lead to pupils receiving more individual attention from teachers, and having more active interactions with them. We focus on every individual, not the whole class. Students will thrive from the smaller class sizes that allow them to reach their full potential. Particularly, students can benefit tremendously from high-frequent individualized student-teacher interactions leading to establishment of a stronger foundation for lifelong learning.

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

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Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

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Online AMC 8/Mathcounts Prep (for Rising 4th to 8th Graders) Special Summer Session (Number Theory) Starting July 12

Summer is the golden time to prepare for the American Math Competitions!

The period of time between 4th-8th grade is most critical to the development of students’ mathematical fascinations, interests, and skills!

See: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

Special Summer Session
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm), Total: 21 Hours
7/12, 7/18, 7/19 (Mock Exam/Review), 7/25, 7/26, 8/1, 8/2 (Mock Exam/Review)

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

Tuition (including all materials)
New Students: $630              Buy Now Button
Returning Students: $620    Buy Now Button

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use the Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons so that our students can watch them after class for review and self-study.
  • We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
  • We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems as well as test-taking tactics.
  • The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensive problem-solving in discrete math, which is very common in competitive math, but is not included in school curriculum. See more at: Why Discrete Math is very Important
  • We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

Instructors: Dr. Henry Wan

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Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Math-Competitions

Specific Goal of the 2020 AMC 8:

To become part of the top 5% of scorers on the AMC 8, and then receive National Honor Roll Certificates.

Specific Goal of the 2021 AMC 10:

To earn a score of 90 or more out of 150 on the AMC 10, and then receive National Achievement Honor Roll Certificates.

Specific Goal of the MathCounts:

To become one of the top winners in the individual competition at the chapter level and then advance to the state competition.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

Description:
Our curriculum focuses on advancing the mathematical skills of 5th-8th graders to prepare them for math competitions, such as AMC 8, AMC 10, Mathcounts, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, and Math League. A variety of contest questions, including all past official AMC 8 problems,the first 15 problems on each old AMC 10 tests, and MathCounts Competition problems at the school, chapter, state, and national level, are used to teach students strategies to solve problems and help students prepare for the competitions. These problems stimulate their interest and enthusiasm for critical thinking and problem solving, broaden their mathematical intuition, and develop their brainpower. The topics taught in this class are not covered in regular school math classes, allowing our students to stay one step ahead.

Benefits:

  • 7 tutorial handouts (350 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems similar to AMC 8 level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 2 FREE mock tests, each of which has 25 questions taken from the licensed AMC Database. Mock tests are calibrated to be at the same difficulty level as the real AMC 8. 
  • FREE registration for the AMC 8 Contest on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Grade Levels: Rising Grades 4-8

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Class Outline (Number Theory):
We will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve competitive math problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensively problem-solving which is the most important to competitive math. We reserve the right to adjust the teaching content and pace according to the actual performance of students.

Class Date Topic
1 7/12, Sun Divisibility Rules
2 7/18, Sat Factor Trees, and Prime Factorization
3 7/19, Sun Greatest Common Divisors, and Least Common Multiples
4 7/25, Sat Base Numbers, Base Number Digits, and Converting Integers Between Bases
5 7/25, Sun Units and Tens Digits in Arithmetic, and Patterns in the Last Two Digits of a Power
6 8/1, Sat Terminating Decimals, Repeating Decimals, and Converting Decimals to Fractions
7 8/2, Sun Modular Arithmetic and Linear Congruences

Homework:

The focus will be on the final 15 problems on the AMC 8, and the first 10 problems on the AMC 10, as well as those Those medium and hard-level difficulty questions on the MathCounts. We will provide students with 500 brand new problems, extracted from the licensed AMC Database, having similar difficulty and style as the hard real AMC 8 problems.

On average, at least 6 hours per week, as described in the article: Homework assignments are a fundamental part of our courses. Click HERE to see a typical homework sample we developed. Each week, we will carefully review and check 3 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 3 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 3 students that week, we will provide the those 3 students with individualized proposal and support. More details can be found in the article: Homework Correction is very Important — We Give an Extensive Correction of the Incorrect Answers of All Homework.do math

We have to face the simple truth that to do well on these grueling contests, we will need to practice. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success is repetition and practice. We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off: practice makes perfect!

All problems from past AMC 8 exams (1985-2019),  AMC 10 exams (2000-2020), and MathCounts (1990–2020) form our “big data” system. Based on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC, and MathCounts. We always completely show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to our students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AMC and MathCounts. For all questions on the recent AMC/MathCounts contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AMC/MathCounts problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AMC/MathCounts problems.

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Main Purpose:

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W. and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA’American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

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Online Summer Evening Intensive AIME Prep Course Starting July 13

Summer is the golden time to develop students’ math skills and prepare for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination!

See: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

Two Weeks: 7/13 – 7/24 (Eastern Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 20 Hours
7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17 (Midterm Mock Test/Review)
7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24 (Final Mock Test/Review)

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.

  • This is a live class, not a pre-recorded one. Instructors will ask students questions, and students can also ask questions during the class or email their questions to instructors after class.
  • We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.
Tuition (including all materials)
New Students: $1000  Buy Now Button
Returning Students: $960  Buy Now Button

commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

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This program has been carefully designed for the students with a busy daytime schedule for internships or other activities. These students usually have higher expectation for their American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) scores. While enriching their resume through exciting internship experience, honing the test skill for AIME becomes even more critical.

AMC-General

The AIME is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

You are very welcome to sign up for our online course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use the Google Meet to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches. Click HERE to see detailed instruction.

Instructors:

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Purpose: To prepare for the AIME I on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 or AIME II on Thursday, March 18, 2021

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  • Improve student scores by working on both fundamental theorems and ideas
  • Develop and foster creative problem solving strategies
  • Make the USA(J)MO!!!

For Whom?
This AIME course is aimed at those students with AMC 10/12 scores of 100+ to students who have scored around 4 on the AIME.

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What?
This class will focus mostly on building strong basics in the five main pillars of Combinatorics, Number Theory, Geometry, Algebra, and Probability. The goal is for students to obtain the mental agility required to tackle these complex problems and hopefully get them within and past range of qualification for the USAMO and USAJMO, or around 9 problems.

How?
Focus on basic concepts and essential knowledge before moving on developing the skills and intuition to find and pursue good lines of attack for complex problems.

Class Outline:
In AMIE Prep Class, we will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AIME problems as well as test-taking tactics.

Class Outline:
In AMIE Prep Class, we will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AIME problems as well as test-taking tactics.

Class Date Topic
1 7/13, Mon Algebraic Equations: Distance-Rate-Time Problems, Systems of Nonlinear Equations
2 7/14, Tue Combinatorics: Partitions and Bijections, Generating Functions, Combinatorial Identities, the Inclusion-Exclusion Principle, the pigeonhole principle
3 7/15, Wed Probability: Properties of Probability Functions, Geometric probability, Algebraic Probability, Tournaments, Socks, and Dice
4 7/16, Thu Number Theory: Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple, Modular Arithmetic, Divisibility Tests
5 7/17, Fri Diophantine Equations, Systems of Diophantine Equations, Quadratic Diophantine and Pell Equations, Special Factoring Trick –– Completing the Rectangle
6 7/20, Mon Sequences and Series: Arithmetic Series, Geometric Series and the Telescope Tool, Tiling and the Fibonacci Recurrence, The Catalan Recurrence
7 7/21, Tue Logarithmic and Trigonometric Functions: Putting Logarithmic, Exponential,  and Trigonometric Functions Together
8 7/22, Wed Complex Numbers and Polynomials: The Algebra of Complex Numbers, The Geometry of Complex Numbers, Basic Definitions and Facts about Polynomials, Polynomials with Complex Roots
9 7/23, Thu Plane Geometry: Triangle Geometry, Circle Geometry, Geometrical Concepts in the Complex Plane
10 7/24, Fri Spatial Geometry: Rectangular Boxes, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres, Tetrahedra, and Pyramids

Benefits:

  • 10 tutorial handouts (>350 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems at the AIME level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 2 FREE mock tests that are intended to mimic an actual math competition exam, each of which has 15 questions similar to the AIME level taken from the licensed AMC Database. These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.

Homework: At least 2 hour of homework per class. Students are expected to complete all of the previous AIME contests in the past 10 years, which is over 60 hours of practice. Our instructors are open to questions on any previous AIMEs.
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All problems from all of the previous 56 AIME contests (1983-2020) form our “big data” system. We have used data mining and predictive analytics to examine the types and the frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AIME. We will show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AIME. For all questions on the recent AIME contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AIME problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AIME problems.

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2019, we had 4 Students Qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

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We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions.

We have extracted 5,000 brand new problems at the level of the AIME from the licensed AMC Database. In addition, we have also collected all AMC8/10/12 and AIME Official Solutions as shown in the article “American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Materials.” All these materials have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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20 Sets of AMC 12 Mock Test with Detailed Solutions

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We collected all problems all problems from past AMC 12 exams (2000-2017) and AHSME (1950–1999) to form our “big data” system. The AHSME (American High School Mathematics Examination) was the former name of the AMC 12, before 2000. Based on  artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 12.

According to the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 12 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 12 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 12.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 12 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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We collected all problems from past AMC 10 exams (2000-2017), which form our “big data” system. Based on  artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles,  and frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 10.

According to the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 10 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 10 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 10.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 10 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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We collected all problems from past AMC 8 exams (1999-2016) and AJHSME (1985–1998), which form our “big data” system. The AJHSME (American Junior High School Mathematics Examination) was the former name of the AMC 8, before 1999. We used data mining and predictive analytics to examine the types, styles,  and frequencies of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC 8.

Based on the “secret code” cracked from the above big data, we developed 20 sets of AMC 8 mock test that are intended to mimic the actual AMC 8 exam, each of which with 25 brand new questions all calibrated to be at the same difficulty level and style as the real AMC 8.  These simulated tests are extremely helpful to assess student’s level of preparation for the AMC 8 Contest. For each of the 20 mock tests, we also devised detailed solutions to all 25 problems.  All these mock tests and their detailed solutions have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

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It’s one of the best ways to maximize the benefit of learning, from these mock tests, all the ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques used in order to grasp math and get a high score on the AMC 8 and the other math contests!

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AMC 8 Problems and Answers

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AMC 12 Problems and Answers

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2000-2015 35 Sets of Previous Official AMC 12 Tests with Answer Keys (PDF files)

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Special Program for SAT Subject Math Level 2 Tutoring & Test Prep

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This program has been carefully designed for students with busy schedules and cannot attend our regular class. We have used this program for many students to prepare them for the SAT Subject Math Level 2. In our long-term extensive experience, this is the most efficient and successful strategy!

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  • Our instructors have taken more than 20 real SAT Subject Tests in Math Level 2 over the past few years and have made copious notes on all of them!
  • We have carefully examine the types, frequencies, and patterns of questions on the previous exams, and then completely “decoded” the SAT Subject Math Level 2.
  • We show you how to get the RIGHT ANSWER with the RIGHT STRATEGY on every question as it was designed to be solved.
  • We show you the thinking and logic that is actually being tested, not only tips and tricks.
  • We concentrate on test specific strategy, designed to save time, avoid carelessness, solve problems from past SAT Subject Math Level 2 tests, as opposed to spending valuable time on the conventional teaching of math.
  • We teach students the effective use of a graphing calculator to solve SAT Subject Math Level 2 problems.
  • We help students develop quick problem solving strategies and potent time management skills so that they can solve each math problem within one minute, even hard problems.
  • Our students have received top scores, including 613 students achieved a perfect score of 800 on SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 in the past few years.

We have compiled a set of 20 typical full-length SAT Subject Math Level 2 exam booklets. The best way to optimize your chances of a perfect score is to is to practice more and more difficult problems collected from the past real exams. Working on these problems is perfect for advanced students to raise their scores to a 800!

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Students will purchase this package from us, and will complete them on their own at home. The students should be able to master the easy to medium problems on their own.

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The SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 covers the content of pre-calculus. The best time to take the SAT Subject Tests in Math is at the end of the course, when the material is still fresh in your mind. June is the best time to take it, with May as a close runner up.

Theoretically, you need to have completed a pre-calculus class with a solid “B” or better to feel comfortable on the Math 2, whereas the content of the Math 1 test covers only Algebra 2 and basic trigonometry. Some advanced math students (pre-calculus or beyond) make the mistake of taking Math 1 instead of Math 2 on the premise that it will be easier to score higher on the Math 1. In fact, the Math 2 test is scaled much more generously than the Math 1 test to compensate for its more advanced concepts.

A perfect score on the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 is impressive to any college, and especially to selective technical and engineering schools like MIT and Caltech!

Getting an 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 is not easy. But with hard work and our help, you will be able to do it. Almost all of our students scored 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2, and we know what it takes to get there.

The best way to prepare for the exam is definitely to practice past tests. We have a long history of close collaboration with the College Board, and have compiled a set of 20 previous full-length official SAT Subject Math Level 2 exam booklets. All these materials have become a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

All problems from past official SAT Subject Math Level 2 exams have formed our “big data” system. We have used data mining, descriptive statistics, and predictive analytics to carefully examine the types, frequencies, and pattern of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the SAT Subject Math Level 2. We always show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the SAT Subject Math Level 2. In fact, for all questions on the recent SAT Subject Math Level 2 exams, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old SAT Subject Math Level 2 problems. We show you how to get the RIGHT ANSWER with the RIGHT WAY on every question as it was designed to be solved. We show you the thinking and logic that is actually being tested, not only tips and tricks.

Our philosophy is extremely different from most experts in that we concentrate on test specific strategy that students have never seen in a traditional class setting. The strategy is designed to save time, avoid carelessness, solve problems from past SAT Subject Math Level 2 tests, and exploit the weaknesses of standardized tests, as opposed to spending valuable time on the conventional teaching of mathematics.

Our SAT Subject Math Level 2 course and tutoring will include a discussion of the effective use of a graphing calculator to solve SAT Subject Math Level 2 problems. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and potent time management skills. The timing of the Subject Math Level 2 is limited. In total, you will have 60 minutes to knock down 50 math problems – that leaves you with 1 minute and 12 seconds per math question on average (keep in mind that some questions will take less time and others will take more time). We will train you to be able to solve each math problem within one minute, even hard problems.

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area who have a contract with the College Board to use all real questions from the past SAT Subject Math Level 2 tests in our SAT Subject Math Prep program. Our students have gained great benefits from the program and received top scores on the SAT Subject Math Level 2 tests. In particular, 613 students achieved a perfect score of 800 on SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 in the past few years. Please view here: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions. Particularly, our instructors have taken more than 20 real SAT Subject Tests in Math Level 2 over the past few years and have made copious notes on all of them, which are a golden resource for our students who are the ultimate beneficiaries! Meet some of our instructors here:

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How the AMC can help you get into the Ivy Leagues.

In this article, you will learn about:
1. Why the AMC is more important than the SAT
2. How the AMC can help you get into the Ivy Leagues
3. What is the AMC

1. Why the AMC is more important than the SAT
If you’re serious about the Ivy Leagues/top US colleges, esp. top STEM schools such as MIT, Caltech and Stanford, you should be focused as much on the AMCs as you are on the SATs. If fact, we think the AMC is more important.

The SAT doesn’t differentiate students very well. It behooves college board to increase the number of students who take the SAT, there is already an inflationary bias built in. Let’s look at the numbers:

The number of students who took the SAT in 2016: 7.3 million students – a 10% increase from the previous year. The class of 2017 is the largest cohort in SAT history. So, if you scored in the top 1% of test-takers last year, you would 1 of 73,000 students. And the numbers are likely to continue going up.

However, the AMC is run by the Mathematical Association of America; a non-profit managed by volunteer mathematicians. They care about preserving the integrity and quality of the test, seeking to challenge students. So, there is a strong deflationary bias built in. Let’s look at the numbers:

The number of students who took the AMC 12 this past year: 44,915. In 2016, the AMC 12 had 57,939 test-takers. And in 2015, there were 55,833 test-takers for the AMC 12. Not many and they’re not increasing. The MAA also regularly increases the difficulty of the tests some years to keep the passing threshold tight. So, if you make it to the AIME, you’re in the top 5% or 1 of only 2,245 students.

So, what will demonstrate academic excellence to the admissions officers at MIT more, being 1 of 73,000 students or 1 or 2,245? MIT usually has about 20,000 applicants a year, so you can bet that having the best SAT score will NOT make you stand out.

2. How the AMC can help you get into the Ivy Leagues

Another reason the AMC is so important is that the top schools now explicitly ask for AMC scores (not required).

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In addition, you can highlight your AMC accomplishments in the Activities section of the application and also include them in your essays. And there are lots of essays to write!

3. What is the AMC?

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is the first in a series of competitions to determine the US representative team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

The AMC 8 is for students in grades 8 and below
The AMC 10 is for students in grades 10 and below
The AMC 12 is for students in grades 12 and below

So high school students would be focused on AMC 10 and 12. However, most of the students who score well tend to start in the 6th grade with the AMC 8.

If you score well, you make it to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). To catch the eyes of admissions officers at MIT and Caltech, you’ll need to make it this far and score well on the AIME.

For real math superstars, a top score on both the AMC and AIME will lead to an qualification status for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). If you are an International student, you cannot participate on the US team, but you can still get the USAMO qualification, which will really set you apart on your college applications.

2020 USOMO and USOJMO Qualification Indices

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What do these cutoffs mean?

After the AIME I and AOIME are scored, the USAMO committee and MAA AMC program will determine the cutoff indexes that will qualify students for USAMO or USAJMO. USA(J)MO qualification scores are determined by AMC 10/12 and AIME scores.

For this 2019-2020 competition cycle, the AMC will uphold this process to determine USO(J)MO qualifiers. Acknowledging that some students may have taken both AIME I and AOIME, both scores will be considered when setting cut-offs for those students. The AIME I and AOIME cutoff scores will be split. The student’s USO(J)MO indexes are calculated as follows:

USOMO Index = AMC 12 Score + 10 sign AIME I/ AOIME Score
USOJMO Index = AMC 10 Score + 10 sign AIME I/ AOIME Score

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We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

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American Online Invitational Mathematical Exam (AOIME) Registration & Open Events

The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) has partnered with AoPS to support the administration of the new American Online Invitational Mathematical Exam (AOIME).

AOIME Registration
The AOIME is open to all students who qualified for the AIME (including those who already took the AIME I). The AOIME will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 1:30-5:30pm ET.

Registration for the AOIME closes this Friday (6/5) at 11:59pm ET. You can register for the contest and view contest details here:

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Post-AOIME Open Events
We have a series of related events that are open to anyone interested in trying the official AIME problems and learning problem-solving strategies.

Unofficial AOIME Contest Access – June 7 – Sunday at 3:00 pm ET
Once the official AOIME testing window has passed, the AOIME will be open to unofficial contestants interested in playing through the AIME problems.

Problems from the AOIME Math Jam – June 8 – Monday at 3:00 pm ET
We’ll host a special Math Jam to go over all 15 problems from the 2020 American Online Invitational Mathematical Exam (AOIME). Even if you didn’t take the AOIME, feel free to follow along!

AIME Problem Writers Panel – June 10 – Wednesday at 4:00 pm ET
Join an AMA with the writers of the AIME. Bring your questions on problem writing, the AIME, and math contests in general.

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中评社香港4月12日电(评论员 陈鸿斌)世界知识产权组织日前发表新闻公报称,2019年中国成为该组织《专利合作条约》(PCT)框架下国际专利申请量最多的国家。国际舆论认为,这一成就显示中国实施创新驱动发展战略和知识产权战略取得明显成效,表明中国创新能力和社会公众知识产权意识大幅提升。产权组织资料显示,2019年全球各项知识产权资料再创新高,提交国际专利申请量达26.58万件,比上年增加5.2%。其中中国提交了58990件专利申请,超过美国成为申请量最多的国家。

PCT是专利领域的一项国际合作条约,主要涉及专利申请的提交、检索及审查,旨在激励创新和推广创新成果。通过PCT来申请国际专利已成为涉外企业的首选,因为一份申请可以同时在所有缔约方为发明寻求专利保护,简单而且便利。专利所有权被广泛视为一个国家经济实力和工业技术能力的重要标志。

1999年中国的专利申请数仅276件,在短短20年内,中国的申请量便猛增200多倍,这在国际专利史上显然是前所未有的,这一快速发展当然应归功于中国政府全力推动创新。近年来中国实施创新驱动发展战略,加快建设创新型国家,创新成为推动中国经济高品质发展的重要引擎。

按企业排名,2019年,中国华为公司以4411件已公布申请连续3年成为企业申请人第一名。排名靠前的中国创新企业还有中兴、阿里巴巴和腾讯,显示出中国企业科技创新能力在不断提升。

中国在2017年取代日本成为国际专利申请的第二大国。此后中国只花了两年时间便超越美国,凸显出中国在先进技术领域的长足进步。

如今知识产权俨然已成为全球竞争的核心,但创新不是零和游戏,全球创新净增长意味着新技术和应对全球挑战新方案的出现,这将使所有人受益。

近年来,中国创新能力不断增强,科技创新成果量质齐升。中国创新投入的规模和增速已进入世界领先行列,研发经费支出从2006年的3003亿元增长到2018年的19678亿元,年均增长17%,世界排名从第六位上升至第二位。研发人员数量稳居世界第一位。

改革开放以来,中国在较短时间内建立了符合国际通行规则、门类较为齐全的知识产权法律制度,加入了几乎所有主要的知识产权国际公约,与全球80多个国家、国际组织或区域性组织建立了合作关系。“中国花大气力推进保护知识产权,取得了明显的成果。中国认识到知识产权保护对于提示竞争力至关重要,所以加强知识产权保护成为中国创新的重要推动力。中国政府一直十分重视知识产权在创新和经济发展中的重要作用,例如建立知识产权制度、相关基础设施、法律基础、关于知识产权的课程体系和专门法院等,这是无法否认的事实。

中国有效的知识产权保护每年给国外权利人带来巨大收益。资料显示,2019年中国对外支付的知识产权使用费超过340亿美元。美国《哈佛商业评论》指出,中国的知识产权制度对知识密集型企业的保护作用非常突出,其中也包括对外国企业的保护。在中国申请发明专利的等待时间要比欧美国家短,而且发明专利审查比欧洲一些国家更严格。

自1978年PCT体系投入运作以来,美国一直名列榜首,长期来根本没有一个国家能够撼动美国的这一地位。但千里搭凉棚没有不散的宴席,去年中国终于后来居上,使美国拱手让出了榜首地位。去年美国的申请量仅增加3%,以57840件屈居第二。中国迅速跃居榜首,这突出表明创新地理格局在向东方转移,这一趋势显然将持续相当一段时间。

此外,华为公司以4411件连续三年成为申请量最多的企业,欧珀、京东方和平安科技也跻身前十名,而美国仅有高通一家入列(第4位),日本和德国也分别只有一家公司跻身前十。尤其令人感到欣慰的是欧珀公司一举从2018年的第17位猛升至第5位,而平安科技更是从上年的第61位跻身前十名列第8位,其跃进态势令人咋舌,这充分显示出中国高科技企业并非只有华为公司一家在单打独斗。华为公司去年的研发投入高达1317亿元,增幅高达30%,如此高投入持续获得高产出也是理所当然的。一花引来百花开,中国企业在专利申请上的高歌猛进事态只是刚刚开篇,绝不会就此止步。

在大学榜单中,上榜的前十名也有4所来自中国,其中清华大学、深圳大学、华南理工和大连理工分别位列第二、第三、第五和第七名。这也足以表明,中国政府所推动的科教兴国战略正在显现其成效。

已连任12年总干事的高锐将于今年9月底期满卸任。今年3月上旬,在选举世界知识产权组织新的总干事问题上,美国联手日本和欧洲一些国家,竭尽全力阻止已连任两届该组织副总干事的中国候选人王彬颖。选举前两天,美国两党议员联名致函蓬佩奥,要求他对各国多活动,坚决阻止王彬颖当选。《华盛顿邮报》专栏作家乔希·罗金甚至大放厥词,说如果王彬颖当选就是“选抢银行的人当银行行长,”由此可见美国已焦虑到失态的程度。在美国四下活动之后,王彬颖虽然未能如愿以偿当选,但作为一个知识产权保护和创新大国,中国将一如既往以积极和建设性的姿态加强与该组织的联系,推动全世界知识产权保护事业的发展。

特朗普上任以来,以美国为首的西方国家指责中国侵犯知识产权的力度在不断加大。尤其是中美贸易战发生以来,美国指责中国在这一问题上已达到“炽热程度”,连特朗普总统本人也不断唠叨。美国著名中国通白邦瑞在其2015年推出的《与中国的百年马拉松》一书中,更声称中国“频频通过骇客入侵西方企业或机构,是全球首屈一指的知识产权盗窃集团。”但事实胜于雄辩,中国专利申请量超越美国,以铁的事实驳斥了美国对中国的无端指责,那些一直就此事喋喋不休的政客们无话可说,再也无法挑刺,向中国泼污水。

此时无声胜有声。用长足的发展和进步这一事实来回击指责,比语言和文字更有力得多!

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2020 AIME II and USA(J)MO are Postponed and MOP is Canceled

The AMC has just made the decision to postpone the 2020 AIME II and USA(J)MO, as well as cancel the MOP. We have quoted their full announcement below, which is on their website at http://maa.org/math-competitions.

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In Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and all that support our Competitions Program,

After much deliberation and discussions with teachers, parents and our MAA team, we have decided to put an indefinite hold on all aspects of the AMC program:

  • This will include postponing until further notice the AIME II, USA(J)MO, and the scheduled grading session in Boston.
  • This will also mean, unfortunately, that we will not hold the on-site summer Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP) at Carnegie Mellon University in June.
  • We will make decisions in the coming weeks on whether or not we’ll be able to host the Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony (MOAC) in June, as well as provide updates on the status of the IMO in St. Petersburg, Russia.

As the uncertainty of the worldwide pandemic continues to unfold, we are working with our teams to determine when and how to resume the program. This will take some time to work through, so we appreciate your patience during this time.

We have received all of your calls, emails, and messages of support and are so thankful for such an engaged community. We understand the importance of this program and how hard the students have worked to study and prepare.

We ask for your patience as we work through options during this worldwide pandemic. The impact it is having on our school’s students and teachers is unprecedented. Our hope is that postponing our competitions program supports the well-being of our students and our country during this time. We will provide an update as to the status of the 2019-2020 competition program in the coming weeks.

Above all, I hope that all students and teachers remain safe, and continue to follow the guidance from health-care professionals within your community and at the state and federal levels.

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer S. Barton
Director, Competition Operations

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2020 AIME I Problems and Answers

The 2020 AIME I was held on March 11, 2020. 2,458 students from US and Canadian schools participated in this contest.

logoThe AIME provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities. Like all examinations, it is a means towards furthering mathematical development and interest. The real value of the examination is in the learning that can come from the preparation beforehand and from further thought and discussion of the solutions.

The 2020 AIME I Problems and Answers have been posted below.

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would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Real Time Updates With Credible Sources in US and Canada

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These data bring more transparency to the public and increase awareness about this global epidemic.

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2020 Special Spring Session – Competitive Math Courses

Spring is the golden time to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

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Competitive Math Program — Special Spring Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
Online High School Competitive Math 9 Classes (Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Total: 18 Hours
4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7
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Online Middle School Competitive Math 9 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Total: 18 Hours
4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
View Course Outline
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We record all of our lessons as a big bonus so that our students can watch class videos after class for review and self-study.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence

would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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Our Students

In 2020, we had 82 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 11 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12A: Yiyang X, and one of our students was among the 13 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Jason W.. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • 8 of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including 2 sixth graders.
  • 36 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers, as shown in Table 2.
  • 27 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers, as shown in Table 3.
  • 71 out of our 73 students (97.3%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

  • Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P., and Peter P.
  • Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students: Michael H., Noah W., Holden W., and Isabella Z.

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had 76 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 22 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Noah W.and one of our students were among the 10 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kenneth WVery impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers): Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.
  • 40 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 21 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 64 out of our 66 students (96.5%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had 73 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. Two of our students were among the 35 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M. and Jason W.  and two of our students were among the 21 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 12B: Kaan D. and Edward W. Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!

  • of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).
  • 34 students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 1% test takers.
  • 22 students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to top 5% test takers.
  • 63 out of our 65 students (97%) received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had 61 students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 28 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Austen M., and two of our students were among the 65 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10B: Ashwin A. and Brad Z. Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively, Bryan Z., a 6th grader, gained a score of 132 out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had 36 students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. One of our students was among the 23 Perfect Scorers worldwide on the AMC 10A: Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Pravalika P., a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students

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Our Uniqueness

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.

Great Benefits of Math Competitions

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both MIT and Caltech have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

Read more:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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