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2019 AMC 8 Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll Cut-off Scores

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The Distinguished Honor Roll (Honor Roll of Distinction) (top 1%) level is 23 (compared to 19 last year).
The Honor Roll (top 5%) level is 19 (compared to 15 last year).
The Achievement Honor Roll (6th Grade and below) level is 15.

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This year’s AMC 8 was easier than the last year’s AMC 8. Based on our intensive research and comparison of this year’s AMC 8 problem set  with the problem sets of the last 18 years from 1999 to 2018, we predicted that this year’s AMC 8 Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll cut-off scores would be 19 and 22, respectively. Our prediction almost came true! For more details, please see:

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2019 AMC 8 Problems and Answers

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The AMC 8 is administered from November 12, 2019 until November 18, 2019. According to the AMC policy, students, teachers, and coaches are not allowed to discuss the contest questions and solutions until after the end of the competition window, as emphasized in 2019 AMC 8 Teacher’s Manual.

We posted the 2019 AMC 8 Problems and Answers at 12 a.m. (EST) midnight on November 19, 2019. You can click the following to download them:

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Three Reasons to Study Math

Do you enjoy the challenge of searching out patterns and solving puzzles? Mathematics is a multi-faceted subject that emphasizes logic and encourages innovation. The ability to apply mathematical concepts and principles can be useful in virtually any industry. Here are three key reasons to study math:

1. Math can be used to solve real-world problems.

Problem solving is the essence of any career in math. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics notes that studying math can prepare you to deal with questions like the following:

  • How can transportation providers design their schedules to minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs?
  • Can ethanol realistically replace fossil fuels?
  • How might an uncontained epidemic of disease spread throughout the world’s population?
  • How do variables like weather and tree type affect the spread of a forest fire?
  • How can investments be arranged for minimum risk with maximum reward?

2. Math majors have some of the highest levels of job satisfaction.

A math education can lead to some of the most rewarding and satisfying careers out there. In one study that ranked 200 careers based on job environment, income, outlook, and stress, four of the top 10 jobs were directly related to math: data scientist (#1), statistician (#2), mathematician (#8), and actuary (#10).

3. Math provides a solid foundation for advanced studies in other fields.

Even if you see yourself pursuing a professional career in another field, it could be worth your while to start by studying math. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in math are often looked upon favorably by programs in law, medicine, business, and engineering because math majors tend to have the analytical and problem-solving skills that allow them to excel in those areas. In fact, one study found that, on average, math grads performed better on both the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) than test takers from 13 other disciplines.

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Jobs for Math Majors

Studying mathematics develops such skills as arguing logically and rigorously, thinking abstractly, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data, and creating and analyzing mathematical models. Employers value these skills so consequently, math majors find themselves in demand by employers for careers in a wide spectrum of fields.

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics will prepare you for jobs in statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematical modeling, cryptography, and mathematics education, as well as prepare you for graduate school leading to a research career in engineering, mathematics or statistics. A strong background in mathematics is also necessary for research in many areas of computer science and social science. Below is a sample list of the many fields where math majors are in demand.

Mathematical Modeling

In mathematical modeling, equations are used to describe how a real world system behaves. Building a mathematical model involves a multi-stage process whereby you study a problem, write down the equations, use them to predict what will happen, see if your predictions agree with experiments, modify the equations if necessary, make new predictions, and so on.

The “system” can be applied to many different fields. For example, most financial companies hire mathematicians to study financial models and make predictions based on statistical evidence. In physics or engineering you might investigate how heat is dissipated through the heat shield of a space vehicle. In physiology you may apply the laws of fluid dynamics to describe how blood flows in vessels and what happens when blood pressure is increased. In economics you might predict how a strike in the automotive industry will affect other parts of the economy.

The model may be solved exactly (you may be able to write down a function that tells you the values you want to know), may be solved using approximated values because they can’t be found exactly, or the model may have to be simulated on a computer (i.e., let the computer imitate the real system) to see what happens as you change the parameters. The power of mathematics comes from its ability to handle general abstract problems and then to apply these general methods to an enormous variety of problems.

Finance

Wall Street has become a major employer of math majors. Trying to match the outstanding success of multi-billionaire Differential Geometer, James Simons (founder of the Renaissance Technologies Corporation and the top hedge fund, the Medallion Fund), many investment and financial firms consider mathematicians prized hires.

Statistics

The proliferation of statistics in everything ranging from business to government has induced many organizations to seek math majors for employment. Statisticians use surveys (e.g. opinion polls) to predict the patterns of behavior of large groups based on relatively small samples. They ask questions such as how can we be sure that what we predict from our small sample is true of the population being sampled? Probability theory provides the theoretical foundation for statistics.

Insurance is one business with an extreme interest in statistics. Actuaries are the (highly paid) specialists who are responsible for compiling and analyzing statistics to order to calculate insurance risks and premiums for a company.

Computer Science

The computer industry provides numerous lucrative jobs for math majors. Beyond mere proficiency in computer programming, math majors are trained to address the more fundamental issues involved in the creation of new algorithms. Plenty of sophisticated computer applications – such as creating computer graphics or compressing video and audio signals – involve a great deal of deep mathematics which, as a result, leads many computer companies to specifically hire math majors.

Cryptography

One area that is particularly “hot” these days is cryptography – the making and breaking of secret codes. The CIA, NSA, and other spy agencies aren’t the only devotees. Numerous businesses also require cryptography. Cable TV companies encode their signals, forcing the viewer to rent their decoding devices in order to turn the signals back into a television picture and banks employ cryptography in order to protect the privacy and integrity of their transactions.Number theory is the branch of pure mathematics which provides the theoretical underpinnings for much of the recent progress in cryptography.

Biotech

Recent breakthroughs in the study of DNA and proteins have generated a great deal of interest in mathematical biology. Many biotech companies hire mathematics majors because of the high (and growing) mathematical content of the field.

Teaching

If you would like to give back to your community and serve children, teaching mathematics at the secondary school level can be very rewarding. Every year, roughly half of the positions advertised for secondary school teachers in math go unfilled so schools are in need of qualified math majors.

Graduate School

If at the end of your undergraduate years, you have fallen in love with the beauty of mathematics and want to learn more, graduate school in mathematics or a related field such as operation research, economics, computer science is an option. Graduate school students usually receive nominal compensation to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD. With a graduate degree, you can find a teaching or research job in academia, or a leadership position in industry.

Middle School Competitive Math (for 4th to 7th Graders) Special Winter Session Starting Nov. 23

The period of time between 4th-7th grade is most critical to the development of students’ mathematical fascinations, interests, and skills!

See: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scoresmath-contest

Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as

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Special Winter Session
8 Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/4,  1/11,  1/18 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/25, 2/1 (Final Mock Test/Review)

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.
(Payment can be made by check or via PayPal.)

Tuition (including all materials)
New Students: $520  Buy Now Button
Returning Students: $505  Buy Now Button

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

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

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

  • 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 so that our students can watch them 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 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.

Instructors: Dr. Henry Wan

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508                Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Levels: Grades 4-7

Specific Goal of the AMC 8:Math-Competitions

To become part of the top 5% of scorers on the 2020 AMC 8, and then receive National Honor Roll Certificates.

Specific Goal of the MathCounts:

To become one of the top winners in the individual competition at the school level and then advance to the chapter competition.

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There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only

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would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!

Description: Our curriculum focuses on advancing the mathematical skills of 4th-7th graders to prepare them for math competitions, such as Mathcounts, AMC 8, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, and Math League. A variety of contest questions 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 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.

Benefits:

  • 8 tutorial handouts (400 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems similar to AMC 8 level from the licensed AMC Database
  • 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 8. 
  • FREE registration for the AMC 8 Contest on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

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Although this year’s AMC 8 contest has been held on November 12, 2019, we must prepare in advance for the 2020 AMC 8. 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. 

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Class Outline:
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.

Class Date Topic
1 11/23, Sat Problem solving in quadratic equations and Vieta’s formulas
2 12/7, Sat Geometric interpretation of quadratic equations
3 12/14, Sat Special factorizations and Special Factoring Trick –– completing the rectangle
4 1/4, Sat Newly defined operations and functions
5 1/11, Sat Primes and efficient strategies for testing primality
6 1/18, Sat Finding the last two digits of a large power
7 1/25, Sat Coordinate geometry
8 2/1, Sat Using the stars and bars method to solve AMC problems associated with number theory, counting, and probability

Mock Test:
Three simulated tests will help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. The test consists of 25 questions similar to AMC 8/MathCounts 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.

Homework
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.

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We have to face the simple truth that to do well on these grueling contests, we will need to practice. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success is repetition and practice. We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off: practice makes perfect!

All problems from past AMC 10 exams (2000-2019) and MathCounts (1990–2019) form our “big data” system. Based on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC and MathCounts. We will show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AMC and MathCounts. For all questions on the recent AMC/MathCounts contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AMC/MathCounts problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AMC/MathCounts problems.

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Main Purpose:

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.

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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 WVery 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

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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 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.

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AMC 10 (Beginner Level)/Mathcounts Prep (for 5th to 8th Graders) Winter Weekend Course Starting Nov 23

The period of time between 5th-8th grade is critical to the development of students’ mathematical fascinations, interests, and skills!

Purpose: To prepare for math competitions, such as

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Winter 2019-2020 Schedule
8 Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/4,  1/11,  1/18 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)
1/25, 2/1 (Final Mock Test/Review)

Instructor: 

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

This class is especially suitable for those students who will take the AMC 10 contest for the first time.

Online Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.
(Payment can be made by check or via PayPal.)

Tuition (including all materials)
New Students: $520  Buy Now Button
Returning Students: $505  Buy Now Button

Click HERE to see payment and refund policy.

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

  • 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 so that our students can watch them 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 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.

Contact Information:
Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508                Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

Specific Goal of the AMC 10:
To earn a score of 90 or more out of 150 on the 2019 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.

AMC-General

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!

Description: 
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, state, and national 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.

Benefits:

    • 8 tutorial handouts (400 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems at the AMC 10 level taken from the licensed AMC Database
    • 48 past real MathCounts test booklets at the school, chapter, state, and national level from 2010–2019
    • 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 10/12A — Tuesday, February 7, 2019 and/or AMC 10/12B — Wednesday, February 15, 2019. Please see:
    •  The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2019, and February 13, 2019

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Class Outline:
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.

Class Date Topic
1 11/23, Sat Problem solving in quadratic equations and Vieta’s formulas
2 12/7, Sat Special Factoring Trick –– Completing the Rectangle
3 12/14, Sat Newly defined operations and functions
4 1/4, Sat Efficient Strategies for Testing Primality
5 1/11, Sat Finding the last two digits of a large power
6 1/18, Sat Pythagorean Theorem and Side Based Special Right triagnles
7 1/25, Sat Angle Based Special Right Triangles (30o-60o-90o Triangles and 45o-45o-90o Triangles)
8 2/1, Sat Using the Stars and Bars Method to Solve AMC Problems associated with Number Theory, Counting, and Probability

Mock Test:
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.

Homework
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.

lets-do-the-math-1-728

We have to face the simple truth that to do well on these grueling contests, we will need to practice. Just like it is for sports and music, the key to success is repetition and practice. We strongly believe in effort and the malleability of intelligence. Intelligence can be enhanced through effort. People can develop impressive levels of expertise through hard work and practice. Effort and persistence are the keys to success. Hard work always pays off: practice makes perfect!

All problems from past AMC 10 exams (2000-2019) and MathCounts (1990–2019) form our “big data” system. Based on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning, we devised a data mining and predictive analytics tool for math problem similarity searching. Using this powerful tool, we examined the types, styles, frequencies, characteristics, and traits of questions in all these materials, and then completely “decoded” the AMC and MathCounts. We will show all the “secret code” cracked from the above big data to students, and teach them to totally grasp and “control” the AMC and MathCounts. For all questions on the recent AMC/MathCounts contests, we can find their “ancestors” and “roots” from the old AMC/MathCounts problems. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the contest is to practice by solving old AMC/MathCounts problems.

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Main Purpose: 

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.

Bronze_medal

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 WVery 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

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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 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:

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2019-2020 Winter – Competitive Math Courses

Winter is the Golden time to prepare for the American Mathematics Competitions!

Only undertake what you can do in an excellence fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

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Competitive Math Program — Winter Schedule

Class Day/Time Grade
AMC 10/12 Prep 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm), Total: 20 Hours
11/24,  12/8,  12/15,  1/5,  1/12,  1/19,  1/26,  2/2
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Online Intensive AMC 10/12 Prep 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm), Total: 20 Hours
11/24,  12/8,  12/15,  1/5,  1/12,  1/19,  1/26,  2/2
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7-12
AMC 10 (Beginner Level)/Mathcounts Prep 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14,  1/4,  1/11,  1/18,  1/25,  2/1
View Course Outline
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Online AMC 10 (Beginner Level)/Mathcounts Prep 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14,  1/4,  1/11,  1/18,  1/25,  2/1
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Middle School Competitive Math Special Winter Session 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14,  1/4,  1/11,  1/18,  1/25,  2/1
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Online Middle School Competitive Math Special Winter Session 8 Classes (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm), Total: 16 Hours
11/23,  12/7,  12/14,  1/4,  1/11,  1/18,  1/25,  2/1
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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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Featured Math Instructors

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

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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 WVery 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

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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 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:

Contact Information:

Ivy League Education Center
Tel:  301-922-9508     or        240-780-8828
Email:  chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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