Is this class for you? Please review this readiness guide before registering to ensure the class is the right fit.
|When||11:15am - 12:45pm, Saturdays|
|Who||Most commonly suited for 7th-10th grade students with some background in competition math.|
|Class 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 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||The class begins with a 45-60 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 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 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:
|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!|