Awesomemath Academy Online Courses – Fall 2018
Novice: Problem Solving 2
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 September 3, 2018.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the class is the right fit.
Level  Novice 

When  2:00pm  3:30pm CST, Saturdays 
Who  Most commonly suited for 7th10th grade students with some background in competition math. 
Course Size  Maximum 20 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 Spring 2019 Semester:
Saturdays
January: 12, 19, 26 February: 2, 9, 16, 23 March: 2, 9, 30 April: 6, 13 No classes: Mar 16, Mar 23 
Student Support  If students have questions or concerns, they can discuss them with their instructor after class (instructor will stay online for 30 minutes after the class has ended) as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions. 
Course Structure  Each class will contain a series of two or three 2030 minute lectures where a concept is discussed and application to problem solving explored. Successive lectures will build upon previous lectures
to add depth to the day's topic. After each lecture part there will be a 1015 minute problem session where students will be given an opportunity to practice the material so far and ask for clarification or
hints from the instructor. 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 via email. The instructor will seek to respond with a helpful hint in the right direction within 24 hours of receiving an email, students should be specific on what ideas they have so far in a problem so guidance can be most effectively given. 
Curriculum  The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class (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) with different topics each semester. We cover 3 topics from each
area: Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory. These topics may include:

Suggested Resources (Optional) 
106 Geometry Problems 111 Problems in Algebra and Number Theory 112 Combinatorics Problems 
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! 
Intermediate: Problem Solving 3
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 September 3, 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 
Course Size  Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 September: 9, 16, 23, 30 October: 14, 21, 28 November: 4, 11 December: 2, 9, 16 No classes: Oct 7, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 23 Spring 2019 Semester:
Saturdays
January: 12, 19, 26 February: 2, 9, 16, 23 March: 2, 9, 30 April: 6, 13 No classes: Mar 16, Mar 23 January: 13, 20, 27 February: 3, 10, 17, 24 March: 3, 10, 31 April: 7, 14 No classes: Mar 17, Mar 24 
Course Structure  The class will start with 4560 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 12 hours per day. 
Student Support  If students have questions or concerns, they can discuss them with their instructor after class (instructor will stay online for 30 minutes after the class has ended) as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions. 
Curriculum  The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class (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) with different topics each semester. We cover 3 topics from each
area: Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory. These topics may include:

Suggested Resources (Optional) 
105 Algebra Problems 106 Geometry Problems 108 Algebra Problems 111 Problems in Algebra and Number Theory 112 Combinatorics Problems 115 Trigonometry Problems Sums and Products 
Additional Benefits 

Advanced: Problem Solving 4
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 September 3, 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 
Course Size  Maximum 15 students, minimum of 8 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 Spring 2019 Semester:
Saturdays
January: 12, 19, 26 February: 2, 9, 16, 23 March: 2, 9, 30 April: 6, 13 No classes: Mar 16, Mar 23 
Course Structure  The class will start with a 4560 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 12 hours per day. 
Student Support  If students have questions or concerns, they can discuss them with their instructor after class (instructor will stay online for 30 minutes after the class has ended) as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions. 
Curriculum  The following is a list of topics to be covered over the course of a year in class (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) with different topics each semester. We cover 3 topics from each
area: Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory. These topics may include:

Suggested Resources (Optional) 
110 Geometry Problems for the IMO Lemmas in Olympiad Geometry 107 Geometry Problems 114 Exponent and Logarithm Problems 109 Inequalities 115 Trigonometry Problems 116 Algebraic Inequalities 
Additional Benefits 

Physics Level 1
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 firsttime participants and equivalent to passing AMC10/12 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, selfmotivated 

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 selftaught, instructorassisted online learning environment with an experienced Teaching Assistant who provides a detailed feedback about what went wrong with homework problems. This feedback is a great benefit for our students. Students must be selfdisciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

Estimated Weekly Time Commitment 

Online Q&A Sessions 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays (6:00pm  7:00pm CST)
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly online Q&A session. These sessions
are recorded and posted online so students who miss them can review them at a later time. 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
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. A number of our students have gone to the USAPhO after taking Level 2 class, and many of them also won medals there!
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, selfmotivated 

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 selftaught, instructorassisted online learning environment with an experienced Teaching Assistant who provides a detailed feedback about what went wrong with homework problems. This feedback is a great benefit for our students. Students must be selfdisciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

Estimated Weekly Time Commitment 

Online Q&A Sessions 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays (7:00pm  8:00pm CST)
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly online Q&A session. These sessions
are recorded and posted online so students who miss them can review them at a later time. 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 PreAP high school physics. Very strong math skills are needed at the level of Precalculus. 
Physics Level 3
Main goal: After taking this course, students will be ready to pass the annual F=ma competition and to actively participate at the next level of competition, the USAPhO.
Who  Students in grades 10th  12th, occasional 9th grader, highly selfmotivated 

Tuiton  $495 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 selftaught, instructorassisted online learning environment with Teaching Assistants who were our students and have won medals at the USAPhO. Students must be selfdisciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

Estimated Weekly Time Commitment 

New Materials Published and Homework Due 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays (9:00pm CST)
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to email their questions to the instructor. Along with homework
feedback, that communication is probably the greatest benefit of this class.

Additional Benefits  This course will go a long way to prepare the kids for 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 
Mandatory: Level 2 course at the Academy or at least 12 points on an earlier F=ma test. Very strong math skills are needed at the level of Precalculus and some Calculus. Not mandatory, but desired: AP Physics 1 and 2. 
Chemistry Level 1
Is this course for you? Please take this selfassessment test before registering to understand the level of knowledge required for this online course.
Main goal: After taking this course, students will be ready to solve enough problems to do well at the annual Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition in March and qualify for the USNCO.
Who  Students in grades 9th11th, occasional 7th8th graders, who took at least one chemistry class and are familiar with basic chemistry concepts such as atoms, molecules, periodic system, chemical equations, stoichiometry, etc. 

Tuiton  $395 Full payment required at the time of registration. No checks accepted. 
Course Size  Maximum 15 students 
Course Structure 
This course requires the students to work independently through the material that is posted online weekly. This course is a selftaught, instructorassisted online learning environment. Students must be selfdisciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed.

Estimated Weekly Time Commitment 

Schedule 
Fall 2018 Semester:
Saturdays (5:00pm CST)
September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3, 10 December: 1, 8, 15 No classes: Oct 6, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 22 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 Chemistry tests, so they can test out of the High School Chemistry and take AP Chemistry. 
Expected Prior Knowledge  Prior exposure to chemistry is required (for example, concepts such as atoms, molecules, periodic system, chemical equations should be familiar to the student). Algebra 1 proficiency required. 