AwesomeMath Academy was founded in 2014 to give talented students the opportunity to explore mathematics, physics, and chemistry beyond the school curriculum. The focus of all our courses is problem solving in a collaborative environment so that students can not only excel in competitions, but also learn the skills necessary to excel in STEM careers.
PLEASE NOTE: AwesomeMath Academy courses are designed to supplement and reinforce the training students receive through self study or in their school competition math programs as well as helps prepare students for the rigors they will encounter in the AwesomeMath Summer Program. Each math course is designed to be taken for a minimum of two semesters in order to cover the material/topics necessary to move up to the next level course.
We have the following options for courses:
Beginner (Problem Solving 1) mathletes in the Dallas/Plano area who are in elementary/middle school and new to problem solving and/or just beginning to explore the joys of mathematics competitions (Novice: Problem Solving 2) can take AwesomeMath Academy Classes with us at QD Academy (at the corner of Coit and Legacy in Plano, TX).
Intermediate to experienced problem solvers who wish to hone their competition skills for the AMC 10 through to the AIME level can enjoy our online Intermediate (Problem Solving 3) and Advanced courses (Problem Solving 4).
Physics students who wish to train for the F=MA physics competition, which is the qualifying exam for the International Physics Olympiad, can take either our Level 1 Physics class if they are new to the competition or our Level 2 class if they wish to try and qualify for the Physics Olympiad. Students wishing to delve deeper into Olympiad Physics should register for Level 3. (These courses are available online).
*NEW* Chemistry students who have taken at least one chemistry course and wish to begin training for the Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition, the qualifying exam for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad USNCO, would benefit from registering for our new online chemistry course.
Students who are at the USA(J)MO to IMO level for math competition training where proof articulation is required, would benefit greatly from the AwesomeMath Year-Round Program (available online).
Why is our program unique?
Many enrichment centers focus on accelerated curriculum, teaching speed and accuracy to solve math exercises, and not math problems.
Our program focuses on problem solving. We are teaching our students how to think by providing the tools for how to approach problems in math and physics.
Our classes are taught by exemplary instructors who have specialized experience and education in their field and more importantly in math and physics competitions.
We use competitions as a vehicle to give students challenging problems, and more over, expose them to carefully chosen problems and concepts so that they can increase their understanding of discrete mathematics and their comprehension of how to solve competition problems.
All AwesomeMath programs place a strong emphasis on collaboration and are highly interactive. Further, students have access to instructors through email as well as before and/or after class to receive additional support.
What students should expect when attending our program?
Challenging curriculum that will provoke students to think deeply and broadly
Interesting problems that can be solved in many different ways
Exposure to Algebra, Geometry, Combinatorics and Number Theory in our mathematics courses as well as classical mechanics with our Physics courses and general, physical, organic, and analytical chemistry in our Chemistry course.
Learning how to problem solve from instructors with a passion for what they teach
Inspiration and perspiration that comes with the struggle and growth from solving elegant problems
Access to critical problems featured on American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) from AMC8 (Plano location) to AMC 10/12 through to AIME (online) as well as the F=MA competition for Physics (online) and the Local Chemistry Olympiad competition (online). Students scoring well on AIME and interested in progressing to USA(J)MO levels to IMO levels, should explore the AwesomeMath Year-Round program (online)
Meaningful interaction with peers that share the same interest and love for mathematics and STEM fields, in general
Guidance from renowned mathematicians
Overall unique experience that no other local enrichment program can provide
Did you know?
Founder, Dr. Titu Andreescu, is a professor at University of Texas at Dallas and created the Math Rocks program in Plano
Dr. Andreescu coached the US International Mathematics team the first year the US earned a perfect score (1994) and was the coach for the current IMO leader
Our program provides preparation for the AMC tests and many colleges that value STEM are asking for AMC test scores along with SAT/ACT results
Dr. Andreescu was the director for the AMC Math Competitions for 8 years
Our students learn Discrete Mathematics (the math of modern computing) topics such as Number Theory and Counting/Probability (Combinatorics)
Unlike other enrichment programs, AwesomeMath Academy focuses on developing our students’ individual strengths through problem solving as opposed to using a top down curriculum or rubric
Academy instructors have extensive competition math experience and are selected based on their exemplary reviews from teaching at the AwesomeMath Summer Program