Intensive AIME Prep Course (Spring Session) Starting April 3

logo_aimeThis program has been carefully designed for the students with higher expectation for their American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) scores. While enriching their resume through the school classes, honing the test tricks, skills, and strategies for AIME becomes even more critical.

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.

Spring Session
11 Weekends (Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pm), Total: 27.5 hours
4/3,     4/10,    4/17,   4/24 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
5/1,      5/8,      5/15,    5/22 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
6/5,      6/12,    6/19 (Final Mock Exam/Review)
Note: Excluding Memorial Day Weekend. 5/29: No Class

Instructor: Dr. Henry Wan

Tuition: $1375 (including all materials). We offer discounts of $50 for those returning students who must have attended all winter session classes described at: .

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

Payment Policy

  • Full payment must be received on or before the day of first class.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal before the first class: Full Refund
  • Withdrawal after the first class: $140 deduction
  • No refund after the second class

NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment.

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

Although the 2016 AIME contests have just finished, we must prepare in advance for the 2017 AIME 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 AIME is a complex math competition that requires dedication and focus. Therefore, the earlier our students start preparing, the better their scores will be.

18206 Endora Cir, Germantown, MD 20841

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508


Purpose: To prepare for the AIME I — Tuseday, March 14, 2017 or AIME II — Wednesday, March 22, 2017


  • 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.


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 9-12 problems on the AIME.

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. The emphasis of this class will be on problem-solving in discrete math, whose quantity is very larger on the AIME.

Class Date Topic
1 4/3, Sun Linear Diophantine equations

  • Euclidean algorithm
  • Finding a particular solution of ax + by = c
  • Finding the general solution of ax + by = c
  • Euclidean reduction, or ‘divide and conquer’
2 4/10, Sun Nonlinear Diophantine equations

  • Special Factoring Trick –– Completing the Rectangle
  • Solving x2 + y2 = z2
  • Solving x4 + y4 = z4
  • The Pell equations
  • General Strategy and Tactics
3 4/17, Sun Number theory (I)

  • Residue classes
  • Solving Linear Congruences
  • Solving Quadratic Congruences
  • The Sum of the Divisors
4 4/24, Sun Number theory (II)

  • Euler’s totient function
  • Fermat’s Little Theorem
  • Wilson’s Theorem
  • The number of zeros at the end of n!
  • The Chinese Remainder Theorem
5 5/1, Sun Comprehensive problem-solving in number theory
6 5/8, Sun Combinatorics (I)

  • Combinatorial Arguments
  • Pascal’s Triangle
  • The Binomial Theorem
  • Strategies and Tactics of Counting
7 5/15, Sun Combinatorics (II)

  • Partitions and Bijections
  • Counting Subsets
  • Generating Functions
  • Counting Infinite Sets
8 5/22, Sun Combinatorics (III)

  • Recurrence
  • Tiling and the Fibonacci Recurrence
  • Derangements
  • Counting on Graphs
  • The Catalan Recurrence
9 6/5, Sun Combinatorics (IV)

  • Extreme principle
  • Advanced Pigeonhole
  • Count the Complement
  • The Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion with Sets
  • The Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion with Indicator Functions
10 6/12, Sun Graph Theory

  • Connectivity and Cycles
  • Planar Graphs
  • Walking Around on Graphs
  • Eulerian and Hamiltonian Paths
  •  Graph Colorings
11 6/19, Sun Comprehensive problem-solving in combinatorics and graph theory


  • 11 tutorial handouts (>330 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 300 new problems at the AIME level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 3 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 5 hours per week. 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.

All problems from all of the previous 51 AIME contests (1983-2016) 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 AMC. 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.


Our Students

In 2016, we have 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

From 2011 to 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. Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students


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 and math competitions.

Click HERE find out more about Math Competitions!

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