Summer is the golden time to develop students’ math skills and prepare for the American Math Competitions!
Summer Session I
7 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm), Total: 21 Hours
6/20, 6/21, 6/27 (Mock Exam/Review), 6/28, 7/4, 7/5, 7/11 (Mock Exam/Review)
Summer Session II
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) | |
Session I: | New Students: $840 |
Returning Students: $825 | |
Session II: | New Students: $840 |
Returning Students: $825 |
Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register and pay.
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.
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- 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:
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
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.
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
- 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for the AIME
- Cutoff scores for AIME qualification in 2016
Purpose: To prepare for the AMC 10/12A — Thursday, January 30, 2020
and Wednesday, February 05, 2020.
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.
Who should take this class: This class is very appropriate for 6th-11th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.
Benefits:
- 14 tutorial handouts (>700 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 600 new problems similar to AMC 10/12 level from the licensed AMC Database
- 4 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 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 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.
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.
Summer Session I
Class | Date | Topic |
1 | 7/12, Sun | Divisibility Tests, Prime Factorization, Greatest Common Divisors, Least Common Multiples, and the Euclidean Algorithm |
2 | 7/18, Sat | Counting Divisors, Odd Divisors, Even Divisors, Perfect Square Divisors, and Perfect Cubic Divisors |
3 | 7/19, Sun | The Number of Zeros at the End of a Factorial |
4 | 7/25, Sat | Modular Arithmetic, Euler’s Totient Function, and Fermat’s Little Theorem |
5 | 7/25, Sun | Patterns in the Last Three Digits of a Large Power |
6 | 8/1, Sat | Residue Classes and Solving Linear Congruences |
7 | 8/2, Sun | The Chinese Remainder Theorem |
Summer Session II
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 |
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 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 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.
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:
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- A Little Competition can Inspire Students to Greater Achievement
- Why Math Competitions are so Important to Girls?
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