Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as
- AMC 10A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and AMC 10B— Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017
- Math Kangaroo Contest — Thursday, March 16, 2017
- Math League — February 21, 2017 and February 28, 2017
- Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)
- Continental Mathematics League (CML)
Winter 2016 Schedule
9 Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 18 Hours
12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/28, 2/4, 2/11 (Final Mock Test/Review)
- 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, 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.
Instructor: Dr. Henry Wan
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.
Tuition: $630 (including all materials). We offer discounts of $20 for returning students.
Location: 18206 Endora Cir, Germantown, MD 20841
Ivy League Education Center
Tel: 301-922-9508 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific Goal of the AMC 10:
To earn a score of 90 or more out of 150 on the 2017 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.
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!
Our curriculum focuses on advancing the mathematical skills of rising 5th-8th graders to prepare them for AMC 10 and MathCounts. A variety of contest questions, including the first 15 problems on the AMC 10, and MathCounts Competition problems at the school, chapter and state 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 and creative 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.
- 9 tutorial handouts (200 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems at the AMC 10 level taken from the licensed AMC Database
- 21 past real MathCounts test booklets at the school, chapter, and state level from 2010–2016
- 3 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 10.
- FREE registration for the AMC 10A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and/or AMC 10B — Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017
Read more at:
- 2016 AMC 10A Problems and Answers
- 2016 AMC 10B Problems and Answers
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- A Little Competition Can Inspire Math Students to Greater Achievement
- Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model
- Homework Correction is very Important — We Give an Extensive Correction of the Incorrect Answers of All Homework
- Homework assignments are a fundamental part of our courses
- Mathematics competitions are NOT mysterious, and every student can attend them! — 数学竞赛绝非神秘，每个学生都可参加！
- Girls should attend math competitions — 女生更应参加数学竞赛
- 2015 AMC 8 Results Announced
- 2014 AMC 8 Winners for the U.S. Ivy League Education Center
- Why Discrete Math is very Important
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.
|1||12/3, Sat||Problem solving in algebra equations and Vieta’s formulas|
|2||12/10, Sat||Newly defined functions and operations|
|3||12/17, Sat||Finding the hundreds, tens, and units digits of a number|
|4||1/7, Sat||Special Factoring Trick –– Completing the Rectangle|
|5||1/14, Sat||Pythagorean Theorem and special right triangles (30o-60o-90o triangles, 45o-45o-90otriangles)|
|6||1/21, Sat||Using the ruler, protractor, and compass to solve geometry problems (See for more details: Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Geometry Problems)|
|7||1/28, Sat||Efficient strategies for testing primality|
|8||2/4, Sat||Number bases, modular arithmetic, integer divisions, integer equations, and Diophantine equations|
|9||2/11, Sat||Using the stars and bars method to solve AMC problems associated with number theory, counting, combinatorics, and probability|
Three simulated tests will help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. The test consists of 25 questions at the AMC 10 level from the licensed AMC Database, and is intended to mimic an actual math competition exam. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.
On average, at least 2 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.