Awesomemath Academy Classes – Fall 2018
Beginner Problem Solvers
Beginner Problem Solvers
Inperson classes intended for students who are new to the joys of problemsolving and want to learn concepts and techniques beyond
the standard school curriculum. This course will help students build a solid foundation for their first math competition and give them the fundamentals
they need to learn math at the next level.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the class is the right fit.
Level  Beginner 

When  9:30am  11:00am, Saturdays 9:30am  11:00am, Sundays 
Who  Best suited for children from 4th grade to 7th grade. Exceptional 3rd graders and older kids lacking the fundamentals have been known to succeed in this class as well! Good for kids gearing up for the AMC 8 or those who do not have much (or any) experience in math competitions or who just love math. 
Class Size  Maximum 20 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Saturdays January: 6, 20, 27 February: 3, 10, 17, 24 March: 3, 24, 31 April: 7, 14 No classes: Jan 13, Mar 10, Mar 17 January: 7, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 18, 25 March: 4, 25 April: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Jan 14, Mar 11, Mar 18 
Office Hours (Q&A sessions) 
Wednesdays (following a weekend class), time TBD, 30 minutes online (using the Zoom platform, sessions will be recorded and could be watched at a later time) 
Class Structure  3045 minute lesson where a new concept is taught using a class discussion and example problems, followed by time for the students to work together on solving problems, asking questions, and receiving guidance on using the best methods to solve the problems. Students will be assigned 23 problems per week as homework, to benefit from the class a minimum of one hour a week outside of class should be spent on these problems practicing the concepts that were learned. However, students should not expect to achieve full mastery of the material by doing only the minimum, and to get the absolute most out of the class they should attempt more problems from the handout daily and seek advice during instructor office hours. 
Curriculum  The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class, with different topics each semester:

Additional Benefits  Building foundational problem solving skills and practicing thinking through a problem, as well as learning new and interesting kinds of math. 
Novice Problem Solvers
Novice Problem Solvers
These are inperson classes and intended for students who have been active in math competitions for a couple of years (obtained mid to high AMC 8 scores up to low
to mid AMC 10 scores) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and indepth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the class is the right fit.
Level  Novice 

When  11:15am  12:45pm, Saturdays 11:15am  12:45pm, Sundays 
Who  Most commonly suited for 7th10th grade students with some background in competition math. 
Class Size  Maximum 20 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Saturdays January: 6, 20, 27 February: 3, 10, 17, 24 March: 3, 24, 31 April: 7, 14 No classes: Jan 13, Mar 10, Mar 17 January: 7, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 18, 25 March: 4, 25 April: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Jan 14, Mar 11, Mar 18 
Office Hours (Q&A sessions) 
Wednesdays (following a weekend class), time TBD, 30 minutes online (using the Zoom platform, sessions will be recorded and could be watched at a later time) 
Class Structure  The class begins with a 4560 minute lecture with the remaining time left as a problem session where students are encouraged to work together to solve problems based on the material they have learned as well as ask questions of the instructor and receive guidance on how best to approach the problems. Students will be assigned 23 problems a week as homework with an expected minimum time requirement of 12 hours per week to be able to benefit from the class. However, students should not expect to achieve full mastery of the material by doing only the minimum, and to get the absolute most out of the class they should attempt more problems from the handout daily and seek advice during instructor office hours. 
Curriculum  Each semester will cover three topics from each of Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory. The topics covered over the course of two semesters follows:

Additional Benefits  Building foundational skills of problem solving and mathematical concepts that can lead to higherlevel thinking and ability to function in higher math, ability to reason through problems and concepts for the purpose of writing proofs and learning fun math! 
Help Choosing A Class
Beginning Problem Solvers
This class is right for you if:
 you are in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and would like to be challenged beyond the standard school curriculum
 you are new to math competitions OR have low scores on the AMC 8 and/or MOEMS due to lack of training
Novice Problem Solvers
This class is right for you if:
 you have mid to high AMC 8 scores
 you have low to mid AMC 10/12 scores
 you do not have any math competition experience
 you solved 6 problems or less on this test. Solutions are here
If you solved at least 7 problems correctly and completely we recommend you take “Intermediate Problem Solvers” class.
Intermediate Problem Solvers
This class is right for you if:
 you have been active in math competitions for a few years
 you have high AMC 10/12 scores and barely qualified for AIME
 you solved at least 7 problems on this test. Solutions are here
Advanced Problem Solvers
This class is right for you if:
 you scored at least 7 on AIME
 qualified for USA(J)MO and want to improve your score
 qualified for MOP