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 5th grade to 7th grade, but exceptionally talented 4th graders have been known to succeed in the class as well. Good for kids gearing up for the AMC 8 or MATHCOUNTS, as well as those who do not have much (or any) experience in math competitions but love math and problem solving. 
Class Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $495 
Schedule 
Fall 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 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 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 3, 10 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 17 
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 2021 Semester:
Spring 2022 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 Spring 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 
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. 
Course Structure  Each class will consist of a lecture where a concept is developed and applications toward problem solving explored. Intermittently during the lecture, students will be given problems to test their grasp of the concept and to foster the related problemsolving skills. 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 2021 Semester:
Spring 2022 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 10:15am  11:45am CST or 12:15pm  1:45pm CST Sunday 3:45pm  5:15pm 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 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 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 3, 10 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 17 
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 2021 Semester:
Spring 2022 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 Spring 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 
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 2021 Semester:
Spring 2022 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 

Olympiad 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 Spring 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 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. 
Olympiad 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  11:00am 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 Spring 2022 Semester:
Saturday (10:00am  11:00pm CST)
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 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. 
Olympiad 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 2021 Semester:
Saturday (9:00pm CST)
September: 11, 18, 25 October: 2, 16, 23, 30 November: 6, 13, 20 December: 4, 11 No classes: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 18 Spring 2022 Semester:
Saturday (9:00pm CST)
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 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 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 2022 Semester:
Saturday
January: 8, 15, 22, 29 February: 5, 12, 19, 26 March: 19, 26 April: 2, 9 No classes: Mar 5, Mar 12, Apr 16 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. 
AP Calculus BC
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  This course is suited for students who would like to supplement their calculus experience with review and supplementation for success on the AP exam, or exceptionally motivated students who want a highly condensed introduction to calculus. Class material will focus on a few basic definitions and principles (which should be thoroughly understood and routinely applied when solving problems) and specialized techniques (which always follow from basic principles, but whose practice and memorization will improve performance on specific types of problems). 

When  Sunday 2:00pm  4:00pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuiton  $795 
Schedule 
Spring 2022 Semester:
Sunday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 3, 10, 24 May: 1 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 17 
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. 
Course Structure  Each class will begin with a 510 minute period for discussion of previous material, followed by a 2030 minute multiplechoice online quiz (a Kahoot!) covering material from the previous class. Solutions will be discussed after each problem as appropriate, and some questions will emphasize testtaking strategy. After about 5 minutes for break and discussion, there will be 5060 minutes of lecture followed by 2030 minutes for solving 'freeresponsestyle' problems which occur on the second part of the AP exam. Problems and solutions will be provided each week, and while homework is optional, students are encouraged to submit solutions to problems for which additional feedback is desired. 
Curriculum  The course will be divided into 10 separate units which correspond to the 10 units on the AP test. For each unit, handouts will be provided to emphasize the basic principles utilized in the unit, and to identify the specialized techniques which may be needed on an AP exam. 
Prerequisites  A year of calculus preferred, or precalc for highly motivated students. 
Suggested Resources (Optional) 
AP Calculus BC, The Course 
AP Physics I
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  This course is suited for students who would like to supplement their AP physics experience with review and supplementation for success on the AP exam, or exceptionally motivated students who want a highly condensed introduction to physics I. Class material will focus on a few basic definitions and principles (which should be thoroughly understood and routinely applied when solving problems) and specialized techniques (which always follow from basic principles, but whose practice and memorization will improve performance on specific types of problems). 

When  Sunday 5:00pm  7:00pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuiton  $795 
Schedule 
Spring 2022 Semester:
Sunday
January: 9, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 27 March: 20, 27 April: 3, 10, 24 May: 1 No classes: Mar 6, Mar 13, Apr 17 
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. 
Course Structure  Each class will begin with a 510 minute period for discussion of previous material, followed by a 2030 minute multiplechoice online quiz (a Kahoot!) covering material from the previous class. Solutions will be discussed after each problem as appropriate, and some questions will emphasize testtaking strategy. After about 5 minutes for break and discussion, there will be 5060 minutes of lecture followed by 2030 minutes for solving 'freeresponsestyle' problems which occur on the second part of the AP exam. Problems and solutions will be provided each week, and while homework is optional, students are encouraged to submit solutions to problems for which additional feedback is desired. 
Curriculum  The course will be divided into 7 separate units which correspond to the 7 units on the AP test (kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion). For each unit, handouts will be provided to emphasize the basic principles utilized in the unit, and to identify the specialized techniques which may be needed on an AP exam. 
Prerequisites  A math sequence involving algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. 
Suggested Resources (Optional) 
AP Physics I, The Course 
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
AwesomeMath Academy – Testimonials
"I greatly appreciate the highly dynamic interaction in class, which really stimulate the student's critical thinking. This unique feature of the class is dramatically different from most of the online training classes nowadays. In the polygon lecture, I asked some questions which were related to the material but not covered in the lecture, Patrick not only helped me to solve my questions but also discussed my questions in class. The discussion really inspired us to think deeper about the regular polygon inscription. The questions asked in class from other students as well as the responses to Patrick's questions from other students really stimulated my thinking in class."
"Two of the things that I enjoyed about Mr. Phaovibul's class were the diversity of topics that were taught and the detailed explanations of homework problems. In particular, I enjoyed the sections about graph theory a lot, as I had previously had little experience with graphs. One of the things that I enjoyed a lot about online learning this year was how easy it was to transmit answers and questions to the teacher."
"I found this course both informative and intellectually stimulating. Although I was not able to figure out all problems at my first try, the teacher was always there to guild us either through exchange of messages or live interaction in class. I especially like the lesson on exponentiation as I was weak in this concept. After following through the whole session, I was able to solve more exponential questions than before. The theoretical concepts along with the problem sets composed of past real competition problems helped boost my math capacity to a higher level. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would want to strengthen his math capability and aim to excel in various math competitions."
"I found Combinatorics extremely useful. When I started I was not so confident of my counting skills. Just after lecture “permutations and combinations” I was (surprisingly) able to tackle difficult problem; for instance 1985 Putnam A1 which was part of pset. It was good confidence booster. And it followed by “stars and bars” and “principle of inclusion and exclusion”. The lectures problems helped me to solve the psets. As a result I have started to count on my counting skills :) Make no mistake, psets are not easy. But the instructor make it easier. So I recommend it to kids who want are stepping into contest mathematics."
"The physics class helped me learn and execute the multitude of physics formulas that were based off algebra. An example is the formula for work: W = F * s(there are arrows over both F and s) which was simplified into F * s cos 0, in better terms, simplified into an understandable algebraic formula that utilized previous known knowledge."
"My knowledge in mathematics increased significantly after taking this course. The course was great and provided ample number of problems through problem sets and lectures. One topic I learned was graph theory. Prior to taking this course, I struggled on this topic and could barely understand it. Through lectures and homework, I could solve more problems in this area. The learning environment was great as my teacher always responded to my questions in class and gave feedback on my homework."
"My AwesomeMath fall mathematics course increased my knowledge of mathematics and boosted my accuracy in tests as well as competitions a ton. The classes taught me how to do many problems in a faster as well as smarter way. It gave me the ability to finish my tests quicker and gave me more and more time to check my work and proofread. Before I took AwesomeMath my struggle was geometry and angle chasing. But after we went through the problem set and homeworks of that unit my weakness turned into my strength. That topic was pretty beneficial to me because it was a major topic in competitions, and if I know how to do those types of problems properly it could change my future! The AwesomeMath curriculum showed my weakness and how to make it my strength by practicing their challenge problems. When I submit my homework to the google classroom, I sometimes receive feedback on the homework telling me what I did wrong. That helps me understand my mistake so I don’t repeat it over and over. This is why I think AwesomeMath is a great program for learning competition math style problems!"
"I am a 6th grader and I took the Problem Solving 1 class this fall. The class showed me many new mathematical topics that I had never seen in the past and we do not usually do in school. I really liked the classes about combinatorics and exponents. Geometry was really fun. I also learned for the first time about bases. Each week we learned about a different topic, even though some of them lasted for two classes. Mr. Patrick, our teacher, is very good in explaining the topics and answering our questions. He makes the class really fun. Each class usually starts with the introduction of the idea, where our teacher explains the idea using also examples. Then we will do problems in the class that help us better understand the topic. The teacher will also give us homework problems to do until the next class. Some of the problems can be hard, but you can use what you learned in class to solve them. It was a fun class that helped me learn many new things and I look forward to continuing it in the spring."
"I took Novice: Problem Solving 2, and the class increased my knowledge of mathematics in Modular Arithmetic and Principle of InclusionExclusion, among others. Mr. McClintock is a great teacher and excellent at explaining concepts. The online platform worked well as I could learn from people not near my home."
"The fall class taught me many new concepts, completing my level 1 problem solving journey. The learning process was very thought provoking while the teaching flow was well structured and easy to follow. In applying the newlyacquired theoretical knowledge, the teacher walked us through a lot of past math competition problems. This certainly broadened our math horizon and improved our thought process when attempting other similar problems. I like the part on Pythagorean Theorem the most because it rendered many other related problems easier to solve. I look forward to advancing further to level 2 and up."
"I was in the Problem Solving 1A class, in Fall 2021. I learned many new topics and strategies, and AwesomeMath presented them to me in a fun way. In addition to learning HOW a particular strategy worked, we also learned WHY it worked. The problems and homework were also very fun and challenging, and consisted of many highquality problems. The class was very interactive as well. One of the takeaways of AwesomeMath is that they not only teach you how to solve math problems but they also teach you to think. I would definitely recommend AwesomeMath!"
"I liked how the problem sets were pretty tricky but also I could solve some of the problems. Also, it was nice that the problems weren’t trivial and that it took some effort to solve the problems, as I don’t really like it when someone gives me a “problem flood” of easy problems. I liked doing the mass points topic because it helped me use the technique better. I think learning in person might be better than online, though."
"AwesomeMath really helps spark interest in students and give them a reason to love what they learn. This was the first AwesomeMath class I’ve enrolled in (Problem Solving 4), and the experience was definitely worthwhile. Through an online platform, the instructor did extremely well in engaging students in conversations, making the environment friendly. The instructor also made room for any questions and made sure to clear up any parts we had trouble with. I had originally chosen this course as a challenge (little to no experience to some of the topics) and was afraid I would fall behind, but because he gave us time to absorb what he was doing and provided many explanations throughout the process, the pace of the class turned out to be just right. He also showed us the motivation behind why he approached a problem a certain way or why not another (ex: why to choose mod 11 for a diophantine, why to assign a certain mass for one of the points in a geometry problem involving mass points). One thing different than previous classes I have taken outside of AwesomeMath is that I have never felt so determined to solve problems before. Throughout the week, I would devote a lot of my time to work on the homework problems or problem set while trying out new things and approach them from different angles, even if I’d be stuck on them for a long time. I feel like the topics discussed in class have become my favorite (such as graph theory and diophantine equations), and whenever I see problems involving those topics I can’t help but feel excited. Also, each week of class was accompanied with many examples and problems that reflected the theory taught in class well. Many solutions given during class and for the assigned problem set were very ingenious and left me feeling satisfied."
"I recently took Problem Solving 2 and was happy to see my math problem solving skills improved significantly. The practice problems helped me understand the topics well. The instructor explained the solutions very clearly and helped me understand the topic in depth. I was encouraged by the instructor to attempt to solve the problems by myself and the instructor showed different ways to solve them. I also like the homework problems because it helped me to get extra practice. Though the homework only requires minimum number of problems, it also provides many more problems for me to do if I want more practice. Also, homework problems are arranged by difficulty levels with beginning problems easy and later problems harder. Beginning problems helped me to focus on foundation knowledge and later problems helped me to secure the knowledge and learn how to apply them."
"The problem sets were really good because the problems there were challenging and fun. The problems often could be attacked more than one way as the solutions set would outline. For example, instead of using torques for an object sliding down a hill, using conservation of energy would be less time consuming. Sometimes two problems in different problem set topics were related to one another, so it was nice putting the ideas learned to use and seeing how both methods would work."
"This class taught me a lot of concepts. I learned a lot about summation, cyclic quadrilaterals, PIE, and much more. I enjoyed Mr.McClintock's funny and enjoyable teaching, and he was always willing to give me a hint when needed. I was able to apply and use the concepts in very special ways during the problem sets, and the class was a great experience to be in."
"I signed up for the Math L3 AwesomeMath Academy class. This class significantly increased my knowledge and ability to solve problems in math. My favorite topics from this class were group theory, sequences and series, and coordinate computation, as these topics I was previously unintroduced. The online environment was as great as it could get, and the teacher was extremely helpful."
"Novice Problem Solving Level 2 was my first AwesomeMath Academy class and I loved it. It included everything from algebra to geometry. The explanations in the class for the lecture problems were very clear. I would sometimes spend hours thinking about a problem on the handout. This class made be less afraid of complicated math problems. The recordings of the classes were nice since I could refer to them if I was stuck on a homework problem and most of the time, I would have an idea after rewatching the recordings. I would definitely be taking another AwesomeMath class!"
"When my father proposed this training to me, I was initially quite skeptical. English is not my native language and I wasn't sure I would do ok. But I love Math so I decided to give it a try. I liked the instructor's style and the wealth of problems provided for each session. Some of them were quite challenging. I also learned a few theoretical things. Especially towards the end of the training, when we started exploring the graph theory. This is a new topic for me and I found it rather intriguing. I'd love to take part in future courses scheduled during the summer or fall. Winter and spring are competitional seasons so it's a bit difficult to find the necessary time."
"I feel that this class was great for me because it filled in many holes in my learning. Through a systematic way of teaching and presenting competition problems, I was not only able to learn the variety of techniques, but I was also able to use them. I think that teaching in this method is really effective, but I would try to build each lesson upon something we learned from the last lesson. This is so that I don't forget any previous information and that I can build a better understanding. Other than that, maybe give out more homework that not only works on a specific topic but a combination of multiple topics."
"Mr. McClintock, has been wonderful working with me when I had trouble with the steps in difficult problems. He made me think through the steps and help me solve the hard mathematical problems in Level 3 class. I have gained significant amount of new knowledge in 12 weeks."
"AwesomeMath classes provided a multitude of topics that were useful for math competitions such as the AMC. The problem solving 3 class was very fun and interesting, and I saw many new concepts that were not covered at school such as graph theory. The problem sets and assigned problems trained me well for the AMC, and it gave me a more thorough understanding of the concepts. The instructor was also my favorite math teacher of all time! He was very supportive and made the class a fun place to be! Honestly, he is just fantastic and I can feel his passion for mathematics."
"I took Novice Problem Solving. The class was very informative. It discussed a variety of topics, including Number Theory (e.g. divisibility, Chinese Remainder Theorem), Combinatorics, Polynomials, and Geometry (triangle similarity, rotations and reflections, etc.) More than a dozen problems were offered as homework (but only two or three required). When I reviewed problems before the lecture, most of them seemed too difficult, I was not sure where to start solving them. Lectures made a lot of difference. Each lecture started with very easy concepts and facts. And, if I paid attention throughout, the whole lecture, it was also easy to follow. Each class gave us some chances to try solving problems our own first, and then see the correct solutions and explanations. I could see how helpful each lecture was because, after the lecture, I could find solutions to most of the homework problems that looked impossible before. It was also very convenient to have lecture recordings so that I could review whatever part of the lecture that I could not follow in real time. Also, I had to miss the class a couple of times, and could view the recording the next day, which was also nice. I would prefer to attend in person, but still have access to recordings."
"I will say that the best benefit from this class is the large amount of unique problems given for homework after each topic is learned. Over the past, I have learned so many theorems and properties in math but was never sure where and how to exactly apply them. After this class, I learned how to use the various properties and theorems to solve complex and challenging problems. It does not help to have the most knowledge in a math competition but what is important is which concepts you are able to apply to the hard problems in the given amount of time. This class has helped me achieve just that as I had finally solved so many number throes and algebra problems specifically. I knew so many theorems and properties before but could not apply them till I learned to connect different problems and recognize similarity between problems after going to this class. I would recommend this class for anyone who has learned basics of math and who wants further enrichment or preparation for the AMC 8, AMC 10/12, or AIME."
"This fall semester I took the Math Level 1 class. I really liked my teacher. He made the class fun. He drew pictures to make the ideas clear. After we learned something new, we practiced on more problems. The teacher asked us a lot of questions during solving a problem. This helped me learn ways to begin solving problems. I knew most of the topics but I still found the problems on the problems sets hard. I had just learned about similar triangles so that topic was the easiest. The counting problems were the hardest and I need to work on them more. I liked that many of the problems took me a lot of time to solve. Sometimes I had to try during many days, and sometimes I did not finish but I tried. I was proud of myself."
"This fall semester I took the Level 3 math course. I have never before tackled problems like the ones studied in class and given as homework. I worked on each homework the entire week, and wrote many drafts before I turned in the final solutions. I think I learned to write more clearly too. I like that our teacher guides us step by step towards a solution, so that I can understand how simple lemmas have large implications. I enjoyed the lesson on sums and products, because I understood quickly what trick to look for. I loved the lesson on colorings, because the problems were very surprising. I also liked that I found topics I need to practice more such as coordinates and trigonometry. I am looking forward to be back in class during the spring semester."
"Your physics and chemistry classes are amazing; almost a month has passed since the beginning of the course and I have been enjoying myself a lot. The classes are really engaging and the instructors are very friendly and helpful. I look forward to Saturdays a lot more because of the classes and I am so glad to have enrolled in them!
AwesomeMath has given me an amazing opportunity to learn challenging math, physics and chemistry, and I am really thankful for that."
"I have attended the online course (Intermediate: Problem Solving 3). I learned a lot of advanced knowledge in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Number Theory which are frequently tested in AIME and higher level math contests. I benefited from Number Theory the most because the course provided a lot of useful theorems and their application. I would like to recommend this course to any students who want to improve in AIME or other contests."
"This was my first AwesomeMath Academy Mathematics course, and I took Novice Problem Solving Level 2. I could have not been more pleased with the explanations and lesson plan that was taught to me. Each class built it's intensity up, using topics previously presented. The homework problems assigned were easier than the ones that we did in class, but I found that helpful because the problems we discussed in class were stimulating conceptually while the homework was able to give me a chance to apply those concepts. The instructor for this class was very clear, concise, and interactive with me. I was able to contact him outside of class with questions I had on the class materials or problem sets. He also catered to the needs of the students in class, sending polls asking us how much of the material we already knew. That way, he was able the gauge the level of explanation he needed to give us, and rather explain to us material we didn't know. I was able to get a short review on the fundamentals of each concept and then learn the more complex counterparts that built up my understanding. All the problems we covered were very thought provoking, and I will definitely be taking another class from AwesomeMath again!"
"From my experiences in the Awesome Math courses and books I can say that I have never been bored or not challenged. The Awesome Math program has put me into the right classes so that I am challenged. The problems they provide are challenging and fun to do as well. If I can not do a question then I can just ask for help. I have learned a lot about subjects such as number theory, geometry and probability. Awesome Math has also done a great job online, they made their google classroom homepage very easy to navigate and I feel like they have done everything to make that experience better."
"The teacher, Mr. Patrick McClintock, is kind and cheerful, so I am always excited to attend class. Every single lesson deepened my understanding of specific topics such as angles, triangles, and linear equations. I also learned new things such as circles and tangents. The homework is not too hard, so I can finish every time. I like that the information on each topic is divided into sections instead of random problems, and they label it, so I know what each method is. I also appreciate the recordings because I can always watch the recording when I realize I don't understand something when doing the homework. Like on week 10, I got stuck, and I looked at the video. I found whatever I was stuck on in the recording. This course also took questions between problems, so if you are stuck, you can ask a question, or someone else might. I found it helpful that Mr. Patrick went over the problems and asked if there was anything we did not understand, making sure nobody was left behind. Going through the problems at the beginning of class also helps to get my brain running, especially since my class was in the morning, right after I woke up."
"This class introduced me to physics in both a school and competition setting. It was easy to follow and interesting even in an online environment, and I also had a lot of fun in the class. I learned a lot of material about acceleration, energy, planetary motion, and rotational motion."
"This class improved my knowledge in physics and I gained confidence to solve more complex physics problems that my school did not cover. The teacher and his assistant are very patient and they helped me to understand many mechanics questions. My experience with the online environment is great, and no problem with effective communication."
"Patrick is a great instructor. I have deepened my understanding of Number Theory and Algebra. The online learning experience is also very effective and I was able to interact with my classmates and instructor. Overall great experience and highly recommend if you are looking for additional challenges."
"This class helped me learn the difficult topics on mathematics including fundamentals of counting, Binomials, cyclic quadrilaterals, Modular arithmetic and inequalities. I knew only a little bit of these topics. Now I am better prepared to answer harder problems in AMC10 and Math Counts test."
""I came across Academy in the Fall 2020 and attended both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester and loved the wholesome experience. The fact that the program was online was also good because it allowed for more flexibility and was easier to integrate into my schedule. I obtained a wealth of valuable math skills that I'll be able to put to use in math competitions. One of the best benefits is that the material is challenging, monitors progress, and there are carefully chosen examples and problems which stimulate ingenuity. I learned new and nonroutine topics in combinatorics and discrete mathematics which is crucial for modern computing and Computer science. We learned Algebra, geometry, and number theory in the mathematics course which forms the essentials and is essential for careers in STEM fields. The Academy helped me solidify my past knowledge while providing me with more new techniques and insights. The Academy is the best choice for any student who aims to be successful and loves competitive math. The explanations in class were clear, and the problems assigned provided a way to connect with the instructor. The segments are very well designed and the material encapsulates fascinating nuggets in Undergraduate Mathematics. The richness of this course has given me precious insight into mathematics and has changed the way I see mathematics in the world around me. Thanks to AwesomeMath, I've greatly improved my problemsolving skills and math skills in just over a few months. In summary, the Academy experience is Awesome.""
"I learned many math topics in depth that I never knew about, I knew some basics about the topic, but AwesomeMath provided more depth learning into the topic and I learned many math strategies, I also like the homework sets, very useful problems and I liked the concept of lecture notes where everybody could see it, I would recommend AwesomeMath to others."
"I learned a lot about higher level math topics that often appear in math olympiads. Some of the most helpful topics I learned about include lagrange interpolation, quadratic residues, and generating functions. These techniques have helped me greatly simplify solutions to some otherwise difficult problems."
"The Intermediate Problem Solving Level 3 Course was extremely helpful. It allowed me to solve AIME problems from the 510 range, something that I couldn't do before. The problem sets were very good and high quality, and the teacher explained the concepts very well in class. The algebra section was very fun and I learned a lot from it. I highly recommend this course to other students who want to take this course online."
"This program has helped me increase my knowledge in math in various ways. The teacher was very nice and explained the concepts very well. One thing that I liked the most was receiving hints for problems. It is agreed upon many people that solving problems without looking at the solution is very important. The teacher gave me hints to help me do so, and this has helped me to improve my problemsolving skills greatly. Also, the course had many topics that aren't covered normally, such as levels. I usually studied math from Art of Problem Solving's books and by solving problems in the AMC, and I have never seen a method like that. However, it became a very useful method to solve problems as I became familiar with using it. It offered simpler, more clever solutions, and has made me to think a lot, which ultimately helped solve more problems and harder problems more cleverly. Finally, the problems that come in the problem set are all very thoughtintriguing, and require you to think creatively and critically, and each problem has taught me lesson. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone who has started preparing for the AMC 10."
"The class was highly informative and definitely developed my knowledge of mathematics. As a note, I've always been someone who was slightly worse at geometry and combinatorics, and this class really helped me become better at these, as even for theorems I already knew, I was able to explore math in a higher level of detail. For example, I never expected that I could do so much with the principal of inclusion and exclusion or the number of ways I could change a geometric figure so that it becomes cyclic. I also enjoyed the sections on modular arithmetic, such as Wilson's theorem and more. Despite being in an online environment, I learned a lot, and will certainly benefit from the class I took in the future."
""Awesome Math's Physics was a great and unforgettable experience, Dr. Branislav is very knowledgeable. He made physics very approachable and interesting. The class extended my math knowledge and helped me apply it to the real world through the lens of physics. The teachers are very accessible and quickly respond to questions.""
"My child took the Physics Level 1 class with Dr. Branislav. She was aware of some of the concepts of this introductory level class before the class started. However, she didn't fully understand the concepts. Dr. Branislav had an engaging way of explaining the concepts,. The historical background helped put the concepts into perspective. My child told me frequently that she enjoyed the class. The homeworks were challenging and the feedback was very helpful. The most learning did happen by working on the homework. There were times when she really struggled with some problems. However, the instructor was always available to answer questions by email and was very prompt in his responses. Overall, the class was very challenging, but the experience was positive and we will be back for Level 2 in Fall 2021."
""It helped me honing my skills in solving Algebra problems. The teachers are very nice in explaining all the minor details a student has to pay attention to. I do not see much difference between physical class vs online class. In fact, online class allowed me to be on time without worrying about commute logistics.""
"This math class taught me many new concepts, particularly in geometry. The online experience was fun, and it felt like I was in an inperson class. My instructor explained how to use "levels" to solve hard geometry problems. Even though I have already taken a geometry course before, I still learned many new and interesting topics that helped a lot."
"This class, Awesomemath Spring Course, was extremely helpful in teaching me about more advanced topics in combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and algebra. Before the class, I would struggle with most counting and probability questions, but the combinatorics class layered the basic, fundamentals of counting and built up by covering the Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion as well as Binomial Theorem. I especially liked the Fundamentals of Counting problem set as it made me apply basic ideas like the sum and product rules for complex problems. I also loved the Algebra section as it went into inequalities which I never really associated with Algebra. I especially liked the CauchySchwarz inequality as well as Titu's lemma since they could easily be applied with minor manipulation of inequalities. The online environment was fine, but I think that if teachers used breakout rooms, students could communicate more for questions instead of only solving them individually. Overall, I found that the course was phenomenal, and I hope to return next year for more math and possibly physics."
"After taking the L3 AwesomeMath class, I saw a visible improvement in the scores of the mock tests that I took. During the class, I found that the theorems discussed in class that revolved around number theory and geometry helped boost my performance the greatest, while the algebraic problem sets helped me to practice and expand my knowledge in algebra. The combinatorics section was especially informative, as the application of the methods taught became increasingly frequent when I went over more problems. The online experience was also excellent, with M. Tip Phaovibul being an engaging and supportive teacher."
""At the beginning, I was feeling very uncomfortable with the instructor (Dr. Mtip), and I was hesitant to unmute my mic and talk. Then, I emailed AwesomeMath regarding my concern, they replied and I was feeling more involved and excited for each upcoming session. The response from AwesomeMath made me feel that I was the one thinking pessimistically. After that, whenever I submitted my solutions or answers in class, I felt some sort of positive energy as Dr. Mtip engagingly commented on them. Thus, I feel that Awesome Math is always highly recommended for anyone with any amount of knowledge in any aspect.""
""I learnt a lot from L2 AwesomeMath and I discovered how Awesome Math is :) . In fact, every problem set and set of lecture notes, beyond the online classes, were beneficial to me. The course helped me understand how to systematically solve problems from olympiads. I have to mention that Mr Patrick is a highly enthusiastic teacher and a fun one too. He makes problemsolving easier and joyful at the same time. I could attempt problems that I couldn't solve before the course started. The discord group and ability to communicate with my class peers and Mr Patrick was great and led to some new friendships and more contest fun (PurpleComet). As a homeschooler, most of my learning is online but I felt my AwesomeMath classes created a warm, comfortable and enjoyable environment for learning more of my favourite subject! What I especially loved  In number theory, the systematic study of Arithmetic functions like the Euler's totient function made me understand lemmas in number theory that I couldn't understand before class and also results I knew before in a much clearer manner. I enjoyed trigonometry and using it to understand lemmas in euclidean geometry even better. The course built a foundation on probability, conditional probability, geometric probability which allowed me to think differently and approach a broader set of probability problems.""
"The Spring 2021 online course not only enlightened me in terms of problemsolving skills but also reaffirmed my interest in math. Although most concepts covered in this course were new and intriguing to me at first, the instructor delivered them in an easytofollow way. We had lots of fun doing math together. The class experience in turn motivated me to do more math after each class. I can certainly use what I learnt from this course for my future math competitions. For example, I had difficulty in solving combination problems in my past competitions. Equipped with combinatory logic I learnt, I’ll be in a better position to solve any type of combination and permutation questions. I really want to take this course again to learn more math concepts."
""My name is Miłosz K. I am 17 years old and I live in Warsaw, Poland. I have recently attended the Awsomemath Course which I strongly recommend. If you are passionate about math and have some free time this is the course for you. I made such a decission and it was a very good one. The lessons were quite interesting and I learned many new things. Before the first class I was stressed how the lesson would look, for instance, would we have to turn our cameras on and other online problems But when the class started in the first few minutes I turned my camera on with no worries as the atmosphere was great. My teacher Dr. M.Tip Phavoibul was a very kind and communicative person. He had no problems talking to us. But what is even more important, his math knowledge was impressive. He showed us many interesting methods to solve problems. Even in geometry (which is my passion and I thought that I already know every theorem) I learned new tools to solve problems: ie. a spiral similarity combined with a Miquel point. These two things are related to each other, but I didn't know that they're that close and interesting facts you can prove using just these two things. From this course I understand that there are still several items for me to discover in geometry. During the lessons, Dr. Phavoibul showed us many examples for us to have a better understanding of the topic and always he checked to be certain that we understood everything. If somebody didn’t understand something he or she could easily ask Dr. Phavoibul questions on the zoom chat. He also gave us tons of problems to practice after each lesson and each week we were given 3 problems to solve: easy, medium and hard ones as homework. We could also ask each other for hints on Discord, which was very helpfull for me. The most difficult (and most interesting) part for me was called combinatoric. I learned how generatic functions work and how to use them. It gave me a much better understanding of probability and some sequances which are important in mathematics (ie. Fibonacci sequences and Catalan numbers). We also had lessons about ""qnotation"", which is an immense and challanging topic in mathematics. Dr. M. Tip. Phavoibul showed us an easy way to understand the basis of such a difficult topic, and encouradged us to study it. We also had symetric polynomials and I think it was the most fascinating topic for me, from all of the lessons in this course. From the technical side  i like that the courses where orginized in different hours of the day and in that way people from different countries and different time zones could choose the time which suits them the best. Having this in mind the online course was perfect for me. :) Summerizing, it was a great and challenging course helping me to discover and learn new things in a great atmosphere. I wholeheartedly recommend this course and encourage you to attend it !!!""
""The course was amazing. Instructor is very good. And the problems covered during the session are extremely helpful to solve the problem sets. Some of the problems in psets are very challenging. It is important to understand that even if you doesn’t solve all of them, you still learn a lot. This a very good foundational course geared towards building competitive problem solving skills.""
"My class, taught by Mr. Mcclintock, significantly improved my understanding of mathematics. I really appreciate that theorems are proved before using them in problems as it deepens my understanding of what is actually going on. During class time, I always am able to catch up, and there was never a time where I felt uncomfortable to ask a question. I also really like the fact that there are warmup problems to start the day, even if they don't relate to the subject we are on that day, because my brain needs time to start processing math when I have just woken up (my class was in the morning). Something I really liked was when Mr. Mcclintock made us a little quiz on Zoom for us to answer the problems. When we all finished it, he publicizes the percentage of what everyone answered for each problem, not the actual answers. That gives me a heads up to if I answered correctly. Then, we went over the questions and gradually revealed the actual solutions. There were a few weeks that I feel benefited me a lot. That would be the week we talked about levels and the week we talked about trigonometry. Levels were always something I had trouble with, as many of my previous teachers went too fast when explaining how they applied concepts from the basic problems too the hard ones. However this time, the class went slowly from simpler problems to the harder ones, increasing a little in difficulty every time. This time, I could follow along very well as we went through the more advanced form of using different concepts thoroughly. The same could be said about trigonometry. Although I could understand the very basics of geometry, I always end up very lost. This time however, I got through just fine. Everything was thoroughly explained, and I understood how one thing connected to another. Sometimes, even though I understood the different parts, the moment they're put together, I get horribly confused. However the moment I understood how parts fitted, my thought process is immediately smoother. I really did enjoy the math class and was disappointed when I saw it was the last day. I had a very beneficial experience, thank you Mr. Patrick!"
"Awesome Math taught me to think critically in Physics and Chemistry. Before, I was barely at the grade level in those two, but as a result of taking this AwesomeMath class, I enjoy these two much more than I did before. I think that AwesomeMath has helped me grow as a student and a person. In both courses, there were areas where I struggled. My homework, consequently, was lessthanperfect. However, the class TA's were AWESOME, and explained each problem fully, emphasizing on where I had gone wrong. The class notes and homework solutions were VERY indetail, and I will definitely continue to learn from these as I review them again and again. AwesomeMath made online learning seem less boring. Normally, we might get worksheets and the teacher would answer questions. Here, on the other hand, the teacher actively explained and responded to voiced or typed comments and questions. It was a great experience for me, and I would definitely recommend anyone to try these courses."
"The AwesomeMath spring course not only taught me math concepts but also guided me to think out of the box. It was quite intellectually stimulating in a sense that, in addition to new topics, it gave me a deeper understanding of the topics I knew and at the same time pushed me to think about similar topics from different angles. The course also helped me with certain topics in which I was not strong. For example, I used to find it difficult to solve linear equations. After learning lecture 7 on this topic, I finally found out the fun of solving such equations and thus do not think of it as difficult as before. Last but not least, I had lots of fun learning from our fantastic instructor as well as learning together with students from different places. I really like this course and am looking forward to attending more courses by AwesomeMath soon."
"I took the Awesome Math Level 1 Physics Class. The teacher was very helpful and whenever I had a question he answered it thoroughly. When we were learning about torque and angular momentum, I had trouble with the homework but the instructor explained it very well and I was able to do the homework very quickly. My F=MA score jumped from a 3 to a 10. Now I am closer to qualifying for the USAPhO. I recommend this course to anyone who is new to physics and wants to get close to qualifying for USAPhO."
"Most of the topics covered in the course were new to me, and they were explained very well, so I feel like I learned a lot, especially in the geometry portion of the course. I also think that the problem sets were the right level of difficulty such that they were not extremely hard, but hard enough that I had to think about for a while and ingrain the material taught in the classes. I found learning online to be just as beneficial as face to face would've been, although I've never actually attended one, so I can't say for sure."