The Art of Problem Solving是美国最大的数学培训机构，出版的一系列针对数学学习的专业书籍。亦即：

- Prealgebra
- Introduction to Algebra
- Introduction to Counting and Probability
- Introduction to Geometry
- Introduction to Number Theory
- Intermediate Algebra
- Intermediate Counting & Probability
- Precalculus
- Calculus
- The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics
- The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2: and Beyond
- Competition Math for Middle School

**这些书籍对学生学好数学，打好基础很有帮助，但是对提高的考分帮助很小。主要原因在于这些书籍太老了。它们大多出版发行于十多年之前，例如：久负盛名的The Art of Problem Solving, Vol. 1: The Basics by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk问世于2006年8月1日（Aug 1, 2006）。** **其书所用的例题都是几十年的AMC12的老掉牙的题目，下列就是该书第137页上的一道典型的例题，详情请见：**

**這是1976年AMC12的一道题目，那时的AMC12称之为**

**American High School Mathematics Examination**(

**AHSME**)

In all 75 students attended the three-week long program. Sixty-one of the students qualified for MOP based on their performance in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions program. An additional 14 international students participated in the program through an effort to provide students with a multi-cultural experience like the one the members of the IMO team have when they travel to the international competition.

The summer program is the team’s final chance to prepare together for the international competition and gives the students the opportunity to hone problem-solving skills alongside mathematically talented peers.

#### 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!

Read more at: 2020 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 82 Students 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 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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