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Awesomemath Academy Online Courses – Fall 2018
Intermediate Problem Solvers
Intermediate Problem Solvers
This course is intended for students who have been active in math competitions for a few years (obtained mid to high AMC 10 scores up to qualifying for AIME) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and in-depth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more.

AwesomeMath uses the Zoom platform for the online courses. After we receive and processes the full payment for the course, we will send you a confirmation and meeting ID. You will be able to access the student dashboard beginning January 1st, 2018.

Is this course for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the course is the right fit. If your student can answer 4 questions without assistance, the Intermediate course is the right level and if your student can answer 8 questions without assistance, Advanced is the right level course.

Level Intermediate
When 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST, Saturdays
3:15pm - 4:45pm CST, Sundays
Who Advanced Middle School or high school student with a good background in math competition
Class Size Maximum 15 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
 
Sundays
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)
30 mins at the end of each subject area for students (every 3rd class)
Class Structure The class will start with 45-60 minutes focus lecture on selected topics. The remaining time will be dedicated to work on problems related to such topics. Students will be able to work together in a breakout room, while the instructor helps moderate the room and give guidance or encouragement when necessary. Students will have several assigned homework problems which should be turned in electronically one day before the next class begins. Instructor recommends at least 2 hours of study time per week for the students to gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts and to become proficient with the topics. In order for students to fully master the material presented in class they should work on average 1-2 hours per day.
Curriculum The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class, with different topics each semester. We cover 3 topics from each of area Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory. These topics may include
  • Algebra: Quadratic Polynomials, Induction, Viete, Introduction to complex numbers, and Trigonometry, Recurrent sequence, inequalities (AM-GM-HM, Cauchy-Schwarz), Fundamental theorem of Algebra
  • Combinatorics: Double counting, Pigeonhole principle, Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion, Tiling problems, Coloring problems, Generating Functions, Graph theory, probability
  • Geometry: Similar triangles, Power of Points, Ceva, Mass points, Ceva, Menealus, Geometric inequalities, Areas, Homothety
  • Number Theory: Divisibility, Arithmetic Functions, Chinese Remainder Theorem, Euler theorem, Fermat theorem, Wilson theorem, Order of elements, Diophantine Equations, Divisibility Sequences
Additional Benefits
  • Working towards guiding the thought process for a wider array of problem types
  • Learn the critical steps to procedurally solve a problem coupled with the tools to approach ANY problem that comes their way as opposed to studying solutions
Advanced Problem Solvers
Advanced Problem Solvers


This course is intended for students who are ready to stretch their strongly developed mathematical skills (obtained high AMC 10/12 scores to mid-level AIME results) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and in-depth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more. If your student is at the high AIME level and wishing to bridge their problem solving skills to the USA(J)MO level and beyond, please register for AwesomeMath Year-Round.

AwesomeMath uses the Zoom platform for the online courses. After we receive and processes the full payment for the course, we will send you a confirmation and meeting ID. You will be able to access the student dashboard beginning January 1st, 2018.

Is this course for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the course is the right fit. If your student can answer 4 questions without assistance, the Intermediate course is the right level and if your student can answer 8 questions without assistance, Advanced is the right level course.

Level Advanced
When 2:15pm - 3:45pm CST, Saturdays
Who High School Experienced Problem Solvers
Class Size Maximum 15 students, minimum of 8
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
Office Hours
(Q&A sessions)
30 mins at the end of each subject area for students (every 3rd class)
Class Structure The class will start with a 45-60 minutes lecture that will be focused on selected topics. The remaining time of class will be devoted to working on problems related to such topics. Students will be split into breakout rooms so they can work together, while the instructor will help moderate discussions and give guidance/encouragement when necessary. Students will have several assigned homework problems which will be turned in electronically one day before the next class begins. The instructor recommends at least 3 hours of work per week so students can fully understand the fundamental concepts of the lecture. In order to achieve proficiency of the material presented in class, students are expected to work on average of 1-2 hours per day.
Curriculum The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class, with different topics each semester. We will cover 3 topics each in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory
  • Algebra: Symmetric polynomials, Complex numbers, Trigonometry, Finite differences, Lagrange Interpolation, Irreducibility of Polynomials
  • Combinatorics: Double counting, Pigeonhole principle, Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion, Probability, Partial order sets, Graph theory, Spanning tree, Generating Functions
  • Geometry: Similar triangles, Erdos-Mordell theorem, Mass points, Ceva and , Menelaus theorems, Geometric inequalities, Areas, Homothety, Barycentric Coordinates
  • Number Theory: Arithmetic Functions, Perfect powers, Euler theorem, Fermat's theorem, Wilson's theorem, Order of elements, Quadratic Reciprocity, Zsigmondy, and other specialized topics
Additional Benefits
  • Providing guidance to transition to proof based solutions
  • Making connections between topics requiring more creativity in approach
  • Developing efficiency and patience in problem solving to build success in advanced math competitions

Physics Level 1 - Online
Physics Level 1 – Online


This course is intended to be the first encounter with physics problem solving for students with strong math skills. This course will guide them towards successful participation at the F = ma competition, which eventually leads to the International Physics Olympiads. The curriculum will cover the same areas as the F = ma competition, i.e., parts of classical mechanics, at a level beyond Pre-AP high-school physics. This course will not involve calculus.

Main goal: After taking this course, students will be ready to solve about a quarter of the problems at the annual F = ma competition in January, considered a great accomplishment for first-time participants and equivalent to passing AMC-10/12 math competition.

To experience the spirit of our classes, please see the recent recording of our "open house" webinar in which we talked about the rules of the F=ma exam, Einstein's discoveries of 1905, and a number of problems from a recent F=ma exam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lng7_rtpgq0

Who Students in grades 8th - 9th, occasional 6th - 7th graders, self-motivated
Tuition $395
Full payment required at the time of registration. No checks accepted.
Course Size Maximum 15 students
Course Structure

This course requires the student to work independently through the material that is posted online weekly. This course is a self-taught, instructor-assisted online learning environment. Students must be self-disciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

  • Each week, students will login to their online dashboard to access pdf documents that contain:
    1. Links to videos - to be watched in preparation for the week's lesson
    2. Class notes - a written review of formulas and solved problems
    3. Homework - unsolved problems
  • Students will try to solve as many of the class problems they can and should then prepare and submit questions in preparation for the weekly instructor led Q&A session on Saturday evening.
  • Students will submit their solutions to the assigned homework problems for instructor review/feedback. Solutions to the homework problems will be posted on the student's dashboard. Instructor feedback will also be sent and the cycle can begin again.
  • Students will have access to the online dashboard beginning January 1st, 2018. Please familiarize yourself with the dashboard and review the detailed student expectations for participating in the course. Physics course materials will be made available for download beginning January 6th, 2018.
Estimated Weekly Time Commitment
  • Watch weekly videos - suggested time 60 min
  • Work on class problems - suggested time 60 min
  • Instructor led Q&A session - 60 min
  • Work on homework problems - suggested time 60 min
  • Review instructor's solutions and comments - suggested time 30 min
Q&A Sessions 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST, Saturdays - ONLINE Q&A SESSIONS
January: 6, 20, 27
February: 3, 10, 17, 24
March: 3, 24, 31
April: 7, 14
To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly online Q&A session. However, attendance is not a mandatory requirement to enroll in the course.
Additional Benefits This course will go a long way to prepare the kids for at least a part of the CBE (Credit by Exam) High School Physics tests, so they can test out of the High School Physics and take AP Physics as soon as the 9th or 10th grade. Again, our primary goal is to prepare the kids for physics competitions; CBE readiness is a side benefit.
Expected Prior Knowledge No prior exposure to physics is required. Very strong math skills are needed equivalent to Algebra 2, especially solving linear and quadratic equations, trigonomertic identities, vector algebra, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

Physics Level 2 - Online
Physics Level 2 – Online


The Level 2 course is intended to be the continuation of the Level 1 course, going deeper into physics problem solving and taking the students further in physics competitions. The curriculum will cover the same areas as the F = ma competition, i.e., parts of classical mechanics, at a level beyond AP physics. This course will not require calculus, but we will learn some of it.

Main goal: After taking this course, students will be ready to solve more than a half of the problems at the annual F = ma competition in January, which is often enough to qualify to the next level and is considered equivalent to passing the AIME math competition.

To experience the spirit of our classes, please see the recent recording of our "open house" webinar in which we talked about the rules of the F=ma exam, Einstein's discoveries of 1905, and a number of problems from a recent F=ma exam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lng7_rtpgq0

Who Students in grades 10th - 11th, occasional 9th grader, self-motivated
Tuiton $395
Full payment required at the time of registration. No checks accepted.
Course Size Maximum 15 students
Course Structure

This course requires the student to work independently through the material that is posted online weekly. This course is a self-taught, instructor-assisted online learning environment. Students must be self-disciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

  • Each week, students will login to their online dashboard to access pdf documents that contain:
    1. Links to videos - to be watched in preparation for the week's lesson
    2. Class notes - a written review of formulas and solved problems
    3. Homework - unsolved problems
  • Students will try to solve as many of the class problems they can and should then prepare and submit questions in preparation for the weekly instructor led Q&A session on Saturday evening.
  • Students will submit their solutions to the assigned homework problems for instructor review/feedback. Solutions to the homework problems will be posted on the student's dashboard. Instructor feedback will also be sent and the cycle can begin again.
  • Students will have access to the online dashboard beginning January 1st, 2018. Please familiarize yourself with the dashboard and review the detailed student expectations for participating in the course. Physics course materials will be made available for download beginning January 6th, 2018.
Estimated Weekly Time Commitment
  • Watch weekly videos - suggested time 60 min
  • Work on class problems - suggested time 90 min
  • Instructor led Q&A session - 60 min
  • Work on homework problems - suggested time 90 min
  • Review instructor's solutions and comments - suggested time 30 min
Q&A Sessions 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST, Saturdays - ONLINE Q&A SESSIONS
January: 6, 20, 27
February: 3, 10, 17, 24
March: 3, 24, 31
April: 7, 14
To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly online Q&A session. However, attendance is not a mandatory requirement to enroll in the course.
Additional Benefits This course will go a long way to prepare the kids for at least a part of the AP Physics tests. Again, our primary goal is to prepare the kids for physics competitions; AP readiness is a side benefit.
Expected Prior Knowledge Level 1 course at the Academy or at least Pre-AP high school physics. Very strong math skills are needed at the level of Precalculus.