*Fall is the golden time to prepare for the American Math Competitions!*

**Purpose: **To prepare for the AMC 10/12A — Thursday, January 30, 2020

and AMC 10/12B — Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Please see:

**Fall 2019 Schedule**

**11**** Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)**, **Total: 22 Hours**

9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/29 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)

11/3, 11/10, 11/17 (Final Mock Test/Review)

Note: The winter session will start December 1*, which is a continuation of our fall session with different topics. **Click HERE to see more details*.

Tuition (including all materials) |

New Students: $880 |

Returning Students: $850 |

*Online Registration is now open!* Click ** HERE** to register.

A ** commitment** to the

**can**

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

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*We record all of our lessons so that our students 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 advanced algebra, 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:

**Location:
18206 Endora Cir, Germantown, MD 20841 (Two spots are available!)**

**Contact Information:**

**Ivy League Education Center**

Tel: 301-922-9508 or 240-406-3402

Email: chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Read more at:

*116 Full-length Real AMC Problems Sets are a Golden Resource to Our AMC 10/12 Prep Program**365-hour Project to Qualify for the AIME through the AMC 10/12 Contests*- Some Hard Problems on the 2017 AMC 10A/12A are Totally the Same as Previous Problems on the AMC 10/12
- AMC 10 versus AMC 12
- AMC 10/12 Historical Results
- Some Problems on the 2016 AMC 10/12 are Exactly the Same as Previous AMC/ARML Problems
- Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Geometry Problems
- Students Can Easily Qualify for the AIME Through the AMC 12 During 11th and 12th Grade
- The AMC 10 and AMC 12 Have 10-15 Questions in Common
- Every Student Should Take Both the AMC 10A/12A and 10 B/12B!
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- A Little Competition Can Inspire Math Students to Greater Achievement
- 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
- Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model
- Why are Math Competitions Important to Girls?
- Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model

**Specific Goal: **To earn a score of 120 or more out of 150 on the American Math Contest 10 (AMC 10), or a score of 100 or more out of 150 on the American Math Contest 12 (AMC 12), and then qualify for the American Invitational Math Examination (AIME), which is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Math 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!**

**Who should take this class: **This class is very appropriate for 7th-12th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.

**Benefits:**

**11 tutorial handouts**(>500 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 — Thursday, January 30, 2020 and/or AMC 10/12 B and Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at the Montgomery College on January 30, 2020, and February 5, 2020

**Weekly Homework**:

At least 3 hours per week. Problem sets include all geometry problems on the past AMC 10/12 and ARML, and **500 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 3 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. Read More at: 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.

**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 algebra* 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.

Class |
Date |
Topic |

1 | 9/8, Sun | Arithmetic Ratios |

2 | 9/15, Sun | Exponentials and Radicals |

3 | 9/22, Sun | Quadratic Functions and and Vieta’s Formulas |

4 | 9/29, Sun | Algebra and Geometry of Functions, and the Four Conic Sections and Their Equations: Circle, Ellipse, Parabola, and Hyperbola |

5 | 10/6, Sun | Polynomials and their Zeros |

6 | 10/13, Sun | AM-GM Inequality and Cauchy–Schwarz inequality |

7 | 10/20, Sun | Newly-Defined Functions and Operations |

8 | 10/27, Sun | Floor and Ceiling Functions, Euler’s totient function, divisor function, and Algebraic Methods in Number Theory |

9 | 11/3, Sun | Binomial and Multinomial Theorems, and Algebraic Methods in Counting and Probability |

10 | 11/10, Sun | Sequences and Series |

11 | 11/17, Sun | Logarithmic and Trigonometric Functions, and Algebraic Methods in Geometry |

**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.

**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 W****. **Very 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!**

**3**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!**

**7**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**

**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.**

**We have extracted 5,000 brand new problems at the level of the AMC 8 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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