Awesomemath Academy Online Courses
Beginner: Problem Solving 1
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before enrolling to ensure the class is the right fit.
Level  Beginner 

When  Saturday 9:30am  11:00am CST or Sunday 9:30am  11:00am CST 
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 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 September: 13, 20, 27 October: 4, 18, 25 November: 1, 8, 15, 22 December: 6, 13 No classes: Oct 11, Nov 29, Dec 20 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 January: 10, 17, 24, 31 February: 7, 14, 21, 28 March: 21, 28 April: 11, 18 No classes: Mar 7, Mar 14, Apr 4 
Student Support  If students have questions or concerns, they can discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class 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. 
Class Structure  3045 minute lesson where a new concept is taught through class discussion and example problems, followed by time for the students to work together on solving problems, ask questions, and receive 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 practicing the problems and concepts that were learned. However, students should not expect to achieve full mastery of the material by doing only the minimum effort. 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 (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:
Fall 2020 Semester:
Spring 2021 Semester:

Sample Problems  Beginner (Level 1) Sample Problems 
Suggested Resources (Optional) 
Math Leads for Mathletes, Volume 1 Math Leads for Mathletes, Volume 2 
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 Solving 2
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before enrolling to ensure the class is the right fit.
Level  Novice 

When  Saturday 11:15am  12:45pm CST or 2:00pm  3:30pm CST or Sunday 11:15am  12:45pm CST 
Who  Most commonly suited for 7th10th grade students with some background in competition math. 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 
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. 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:
Fall 2020 Semester:
Spring 2021 Semester:

Sample Problems  Novice (Level 2) Sample Problems 
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
Is this course for you? Please review this readiness guide before enrolling 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  Saturday 12:00pm  1:30pm CST or Sunday 2:00pm  3:30pm CST or 3:15pm  4:45pm CST 
Who  Advanced Middle School or high school student with a good background in math competition 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 September: 13, 20, 27 October: 4, 18, 25 November: 1, 8, 15, 22 December: 6, 13 No classes: Oct 11, Nov 29, Dec 20 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 January: 10, 17, 24, 31 February: 7, 14, 21, 28 March: 21, 28 April: 11, 18 No classes: Mar 7, Mar 14, Apr 4 
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:
Fall 2020 Semester:
Spring 2021 Semester:

Sample Problems  Intermediate (Level 3) Sample Problems 
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 and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Is this course for you? Please review this readiness guide before enrolling 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  Saturday 2:15pm  3:45pm CST or 4:15pm  5:45pm CST 
Who  High School Experienced Problem Solvers 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 
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:
Fall 2020 Semester:
Spring 2021 Semester:

Sample Problems  Advanced (Level 4) Sample Problems 
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
Please note: Fall and Spring Semester classes are identical, covering the same areas and the same problems. If you took one of them already or are currently taking it, we do not recommend repeating it in a future semester. If a class repeat is what you really want, please contact us first.
The Level 1 course is intended to be the first encounter with physics problem solving for students with strong math skills. This course will guide students towards successful first participation at the F = ma competition, which leads to the USAPhO and eventually to the International Physics Olympiads. After this class, students are expected to solve about half of the problems needed to go to the USAPhO. The curriculum will cover the same areas as the F = ma competition, i.e., parts of classical mechanics, at a level beyond Honors / PreAP highschool physics. This course will not involve calculus. Recommended for student with no prior experience with physics problem solving. Prerequisites: selfmotivation and strong math skills at Algebra 2 level.Main goal: After taking this course, students will be ready to solve about a third 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
To get a feel for what to expect at the F=ma contest you can download a free book written by our instructor, Dr.Branislav Kisacanin and his most successful student, threetime USAPhO Gold winner, Eric K. Zhang: https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2020/pastexams.cfm (click on the blue box there)
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Who  Students in grades 8th  9th, occasional 6th  7th graders, selfmotivated 

When  Saturday 11:00am  12:00pm CST 
Tuition  $495 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 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. While attendance of Q&A Sessions is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.

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
Please note: Fall and Spring Semester classes are identical, covering the same areas and the same problems. If you took one of them already or are currently taking it, we do not recommend repeating it in a future semester. If a class repeat is what you really want, please contact us first.
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. After this class students are expected to get the points needed to go to the USAPhO. 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. Recommended for students who took Level 1 class or at least Honors / PreAP high school physics. Prerequisites: strong selfmotivation, math skills at Precalculus level, our Level 1 class or at least Honors / PreAP Physics.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
To get a feel for what to expect at the F=ma contest you can download a free book written by our instructor, Dr.Branislav Kisacanin and his most successful student, threetime USAPhO Gold winner, Eric K. Zhang: https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2020/pastexams.cfm (click on the blue box there)
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Who  Students in grades 10th  11th, occasional 9th grader, selfmotivated 

When  Saturday 10:00am  11:00pm CST 
Tuiton  $495 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday (10:00am  11:00pm CST)
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 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. While attendance of Q&A Sessions is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.

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
Please note: Fall and Spring Semester classes are identical, covering the same areas and the same problems. If you took one of them already or are currently taking it, we do not recommend repeating it in a future semester. If a class repeat is what you really want, please contact us first.
The Level 3 course is the continuation of the Level 2 course, going deeper and broader into physics problem solving and taking the students further in physics competitions. The curriculum will cover selected problems from areas of physics needed to succeed at the USAPhO competition: Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Relativity, Waves, Optics, and Nuclear and Atomic Physics, all at a level well beyond AP physics. Each area will be covered over two weekly units with representative problems of serious difficulty. This course requires some calculus (basic differentiation and integration) and will definitely require students to be selfmotivated and work very hard for each class. The TA's for this class are our former students who got medals at the USAPhO. Prerequisites: strong selfmotivation, proficiency with basic calculus, our Level 2 class or at least 12 points on an earlier F=ma exam. AP Physics highly recommended.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.
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Who  Students in grades 10th  12th, occasional 9th grader, highly selfmotivated 

Tuiton  $495 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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 2020 Semester:
Saturday (9:00pm CST)
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday (9:00pm CST)
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 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 enrolling 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. The student will be better prepared for chemistryproblem solving required for Chemistry AP and CBE exams.
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
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. 

When  Saturday 12:30pm  1:30pm CST 
Tuiton  $495 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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 2020 Semester:
Saturday
September: 12, 19, 26 October: 3, 17, 24, 31 November: 7, 14, 21 December: 5, 12 No classes: Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19 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 enhance student's problemsolving skills and provide them with problemsolving strategies required in highschool chemistry, Chemistry AP and CBE, and most importantly, competitive chemistry like USNCO. The student will be exposed to the wonders of Chemistry and its importance in the pantheon of sciences. 
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. 
Chemistry Level 2
Is this course for you? This course is for you if you want to prepare for the participation in the Local USNCO competition to be held in March and if you had taken either AwesomeMath Chemistry Level 1 or a year of highschool chemistry. Please take this selfassessment test before enrolling 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 US National Chemistry Olympiad.
AwesomeMath uses the Zoom and Google Classrooms platform for online courses. Three days before the course starts we will send you a Zoom meeting ID and password along with a Google Classrom enrollment code.
Who  Highschool students who took AwesomeMath Academy Level 1 Chemistry or a year of highschool chemistry class. 

When  Saturday 12:30pm  1:30pm CST 
Tuiton  $495 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Course Structure 
This course is an instructorassisted online learning environment. It requires the students to work independently through the exams that are posted online weekly. Students must be selfdisciplined and should expect to participate in the program as designed:

Estimated Weekly Time Commitment 

Schedule 
Spring 2021 Semester:
Saturday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 10, 17 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 3 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 deepen student's problemsolving skills and improve their performance on the AP exam, SAT Subject test and/or CBE. The student will be exposed to the wonders of Chemistry and its importance in the pantheon of sciences. 
Expected Prior Knowledge  At least 1 year of highschool chemistry. Algebra 1 proficiency required. 
Comparing AwesomeMath Summer Program Class Levels
with Academy Class Levels
Problem Solving 1
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
 please review this readiness guide before enrolling to ensure the class is the right fit
Problem Solving 2
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
 please review this readiness guide before enrolling to ensure the class is the right fit
Problem Solving 3
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
 please review this readiness guide before enrolling to ensure the course is the right fit
If your student can answer 4 questions without assistance, the Problem Solving 3 course is the right level. If your student can answer 8 questions without assistance, Problem Solving 4 is the right level course.
Problem Solving 4
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
 you solved 8 questions without assistance on this readiness guide