Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 10/12 A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and/or AMC 10/12 B — Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017
Fall 2016 Schedule
11 Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 22 Hours
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
11/6, 11/13, 11/20 (Final Mock Test/Review)
- 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 fundamental discrete math, which is very common in competitive math, but is not included in school curriculum.
- We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.
Tuition: $880 (including all materials). We offer discounts of $30 for returning students.
Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.
A commitment to the whole course can maximize the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.
401 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850 (The class is FULL!)
18206 Endora Cir, Germantown, MD 20874 (Three spots are available!)
Ivy League Education Center
Tel: 301-922-9508 or 240-406-3402
- Full payment must be received on or before the day of first class.
- A late fee of $50 will be added to the tuition for payment after the first class.
- Withdrawal before the first class: Full Refund
- Withdrawal after the first class: $95 deduction
- No refund after the second class
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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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
Who should take this class: This class is very appropriate for 7th-12th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.
- 11 tutorial handouts (>300 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems similar to AMC 10/12 level from the licensed AMC Database
- 3 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 10/12 A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and/or AMC 10/12 B — Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017
Weekly Homework: At least 2 hours per week. Problem Sets have similar difficulty and style as the real AMC 10/12 problems. We will give students 500 brand new problems at the AMC 10/12 level extracted from the licensed AMC Database. 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.
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 fundamental discrete math which are very common in competitive math. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and effective time management skills.
- Combinatorial Arguments
- Pascal’s Triangle
- The Binomial Theorem
- Strategies and Tactics of Counting
- Partitions and Bijections
- Counting Subsets
- Count the Complement
- Comprehensive AMC Problem-solving in Combinatorics
- Discrete Probability
- The Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion with Sets
Sequences, Recurrence, and Series
Tiling and the Fibonacci Recurrence
- AMC Geometry Problems associated with Combinatorial Counting
- AMC Algebra Problems associated with Combinatorial Counting
||Comprehensive AMC Problem-solving in Counting, Probability, Sequences, and Series
||Number theory (I)
- Residue classes
- Solving Linear Congruences
||Number theory (II)
- Euler’s Totient Function
- Fermat’s Little Theorem
||Number theory (III)
- The number of zeros at the end of n!
- Comprehensive AMC Problem-solving in Number Theory
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.
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.
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 23Perfect 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
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 collected 116 full-length real AMC 10/12 problems sets containing 2,960 problems, as described in the article “116 Full-length Real AMC Problems Sets are a Golden Resource to Our AMC 10/12 Prep Program.” Particularly, we have extracted additional 3,000 brand new problems at the level of the AMC 10/12, 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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