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 6, 2020.
Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the class is the right fit.
|When||2:00pm - 3:30pm CST, Saturdays|
|Who||Most commonly suited for 7th-10th grade students with some background in competition math.|
|Course Size||Maximum 20 students, minimum of 6|
Spring 2020 Semester:
January: 11, 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March: 21, 28
April: 4, 18
No classes: Mar 7, Mar 14, Apr 11
|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 20-30 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 10-15 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 2-3 problems a week as homework with an expected minimum time requirement of 1-2 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 e-mail. The instructor will seek to respond with a helpful hint in the right direction within 24 hours of receiving an e-mail, 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 higher-level 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!|