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|
Full payment required at the time of registration. No checks accepted.
|Course Size||Maximum 15 students|
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.|