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AwesomeMath Academy Course Catalog
Math Courses
Beginner: Problem Solving 1
Description  This course is intended for students who are new to the joys of problemsolving and want to learn concepts and techniques beyond the standard school curriculum. This course will help students build a solid foundation for their first math competition and give them the fundamentals they need to learn math at the next level. 

Competition Prep  MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8 
Level  Beginner (Readiness Guide) 
When 
Saturday
9:30am  11:00am CST or
Sunday
9:30am  11:00am CST 
Class Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $595 per semester 
Schedule  View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule 
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 2023 Semester:
Spring 2024 Semester:

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
Description  This course is online and intended for students who have been active in math competitions for a couple of years (obtained mid to high AMC 8 scores up to low to mid AMC 10 scores) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and indepth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more. 

Competition Prep  AMC 8 and AMC 10 
Level  Novice (Readiness Guide) 
When 
Saturday
11:15am  12:45pm CST or
Saturday
2:00pm  3:30pm CST or
Sunday
11:15am  12:45pm CST or
Sunday
2:00pm – 3:30pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $595 per semester 
Schedule  View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule 
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 2023 Semester:
Spring 2024 Semester:

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
Description  This course is intended for students who have been active in math competitions for a few years (obtained mid to high AMC 10 scores up to qualifying for AIME) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and indepth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more. 

Competition Prep  AMC 10 and AMC 12 
Level  Intermediate (Readiness Guide) 
When 
Saturday
10:15am  11:45am CST or
Saturday
12:15pm  1:45pm CST or
Sunday
2:00pm – 3:30pm CST or
Sunday
3:45pm  5:15pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $595 per semester 
Schedule  View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule 
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 2023 Semester:
Spring 2024 Semester:

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
Description  This course is intended for students who are ready to stretch their strongly developed mathematical skills (obtained high AMC 10/12 scores to midlevel AIME results) and wish to further expand their abilities by consolidating their mathematical foundation to learn more advanced and indepth concepts that can be applied on math contests and much more. 

Competition Prep  AIME 
Level  Advanced (Readiness Guide) 
When 
Saturday
2:15pm  3:45pm CST or
Saturday
4:15pm  5:45pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuition  $595 per semester 
Schedule  View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule 
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 2023 Semester:
Spring 2024 Semester:

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 & Chemistry Courses
Olympiad Physics Level 1
Description  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. 

Competition Prep  F=ma Competition 
Level  Level 1 (Readiness Guide) 
When  Saturday 11:00am  12:00pm CST 
Tuition  $595 per semester 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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. 
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. 
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 

Schedule 
View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule
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
Description  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. 

Competition Prep  F=ma Competition 
Level  Level 2 (Readiness Guide) 
When  Saturday 10:00am  11:00am CST 
Tuiton  $595 per semester 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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! 
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. 
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 

Schedule 
View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule
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
Description  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. 

Competition Prep  USAPhO Competition 
Level  Level 3 (Readiness Guide) 
Tuiton  $595 per semester 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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. 
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. 
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 

Schedule 
View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule
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
Description  This course is intended to be the first encounter with competitive chemistry problem solving for students who took at least one year of Chemistry. This course will guide them towards successful participation at the Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition which is the first step in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad USNCO, that eventually leads to the International Chemistry Olympiad. This is a unique and targeted overview of key areas necessary for the pursuit of the Chemistry Olympiad. This class also serves as a valuable review for AP curriculum with a focus on problemsolving and is beneficial to the students who are preparing for the AP exam or CBE (Credit by Exam). The curriculum will cover the areas which span general, physical, organic, and analytical chemistry. This course requires Algebra 1 proficiency and at least one year of Chemistry. 

Competition Prep  Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition 
Level  Level 1 (Readiness Guide) 
When  Saturday 12:30pm  1:30pm CST Fall Only 
Tuiton  $595 per semester 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 10 
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. 
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 
View the Fall semester weekly schedule
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
Description  This course will be an intense preparation for the successful participation at the Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition in March. The curriculum will cover key concepts, formulas, calculations and problemsolving strategies while solving the most recent Local USNCO exams. We will solve and review between 510 real Local USNCO exams in the course of the class. 

Competition Prep  Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition 
Level  Level 2 (Readiness Guide) 
When  Saturday 12:30pm  1:30pm CST Spring Only 
Tuiton  $595 per semester 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
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. 
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 
View the Spring semester weekly schedule
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 Courses
AP Calculus AB
Description  This course is intended for students who want to learn calculus. The course will follow the order of the AP curriculum and cover the content published in the College Board exam description. We will focus on solving APlevel problems, but additional materials and source code will be available, especially regarding higher mathematics and applications to physics, economics, computer science and biology. The Fall course will cover the content of the Calculus AB exam. 

Exam Prep  AP Calculus AB Exam 
When  Sunday 2:00pm  4:00pm CST Fall Only 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuiton  $795 per semester 
Schedule 
Spring 2024 Semester:
Sunday
January: 14, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 18 March: 3, 10, 17, 24 April: 7, 14, 28 May: 5 No classes: Feb 25, Mar 31, Apr 21 
Schedule  View the Fall semester weekly schedule 
Student Support  When students have questions or concerns, they are encouraged discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours, and the instructor is sometimes available for video chat during the week. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions, or by reviewing their progress with the online quizzes. 
Course Structure  Handouts are organized according to the AP Units. Within each unit, example problems are solved for each topic, and similar problems are presented for students to solve. Most problems are directly
adjacent to a description of the relevant technique, though a few summary problems are included at the end of each unit. Homework is optional, but students are encouraged to keep a notebook with solutions, and
to review it regularly with the instructor. Classes begin with discussion of problems from the previous week, typically 510 minutes, but may be longer or shorter. For problemsolving practice, students participate in a 2030 minute live multiplechoice quiz (kahoot.it) that covers material from the previous class. Solutions will be worked out and discussed after each problem as appropriate. Some questions will emphasize testtaking strategy or basic concepts. A selfpaced version of the quiz/kahoot will be released afterward for review. After a brief break, 5060 minutes of lecture/discussion will be followed by a 2030minute period for students to work on problems and ask questions. 
Curriculum  The full AB/BC course is 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. Weekly online Kahoots are desigend to prepare students for the multiplechoice portion of the test, while handout problems are in the freeresponse format. Some background material is also provided (basics of trigonometry, etc.). 
Prerequisites  A precalculus sequence that includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry. 
AP Calculus BC
Description  This course is intended for students who want to learn calculus. The course will follow the order of the AP curriculum and cover the content published in the College Board exam description. We will focus on solving APlevel problems, but additional materials and source code will be available, especially regarding higher mathematics and applications to physics, economics, computer science and biology. The Spring course will cover the content of the Calculus BC exam. 

Exam Prep  AP Calculus BC Exam 
When  Sunday 2:00pm  4:00pm CST Spring Only 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuiton  $795 per semester 
Schedule 
Spring 2024 Semester:
Sunday
January: 14, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 18 March: 3, 10, 17, 24 April: 7, 14, 28 May: 5 No classes: Feb 25, Mar 31, Apr 21 
Schedule  View the Spring semester weekly schedule 
Student Support  When students have questions or concerns, they are encouraged discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours, and the instructor is sometimes available for video chat during the week. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions, or by reviewing their progress with the online quizzes. 
Course Structure  Handouts are organized according to the AP Units. Within each unit, example problems are solved for each topic, and similar problems are presented for students to solve. Most problems are directly
adjacent to a description of the relevant technique, though a few summary problems are included at the end of each unit. Homework is optional, but students are encouraged to keep a notebook with solutions, and
to review it regularly with the instructor. Classes begin with discussion of problems from the previous week, typically 510 minutes, but may be longer or shorter. For problemsolving practice, students participate in a 2030 minute live multiplechoice quiz (kahoot.it) that covers material from the previous class. Solutions will be worked out and discussed after each problem as appropriate. Some questions will emphasize testtaking strategy or basic concepts. A selfpaced version of the quiz/kahoot will be released afterward for review. After a brief break, 5060 minutes of lecture/discussion will be followed by a 2030minute period for students to work on problems and ask questions. 
Curriculum  The full AB/BC course is 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. Weekly online Kahoots are desigend to prepare students for the multiplechoice portion of the test, while handout problems are in the freeresponse format. Some background material is also provided (basics of trigonometry, etc.). 
Prerequisites  A precalculus sequence that includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry. 
AP Physics 1
Description  This course is intended for students who want to learn basic physics. The course will follow the order of the AP curriculum and cover the content published in the College Board exam description. We will focus on solving APlevel problems, but additional materials and source code will be available, especially regarding astronomy, cosmology, engineering, biology and calculus. 

Exam Prep  AP Physics 1 Exam 
When  Sunday 5:00pm  7:00pm CST 
Course Size  Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6 
Tuiton  $795 per semester 
Schedule 
Spring 2024 Semester:
Sunday
January: 14, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 18 March: 3, 10, 17, 24 April: 7, 14, 28 May: 5 No classes: Feb 25, Mar 31, Apr 21 
Schedule  View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule 
Student Support  When students have questions or concerns, they are encouraged discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours, and the instructor is sometimes available for video chat during the week. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions, or by reviewing their progress with the online quizzes. 
Course Structure  Handouts are organized according to the AP Units. Within each unit, example problems are solved for each topic, and similar problems are presented for students to solve. Most problems are directly
adjacent to a description of the relevant technique, though a few summary problems are included at the end of each unit. Homework is optional, but students are encouraged to keep a notebook with solutions, and
to review it regularly with the instructor. Classes begin with discussion of problems from the previous week, typically 510 minutes, but may be longer or shorter. For problemsolving practice, students participate in a 2030 minute live multiplechoice quiz (kahoot.it) that covers material from the previous class. Solutions will be worked out and discussed after each problem as appropriate. Some questions will emphasize testtaking strategy or basic concepts. A selfpaced version of the quiz/kahoot will be released afterward for review. After a brief break, 5060 minutes of lecture/discussion will be followed by a 2030minute period for students to work on problems and ask questions. 
Curriculum  The Physics 1 course is divided into 7 separate units which correspond to the 7 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. Weekly online kahoots are desigend to prepare students for the multiplechoice portion of the test, while handout problems are in the freeresponse format. Some background material is also provided (basics of trigonometry, etc.). One class and handout will be devoted to the design of scientific experiments, focusing on AP questions about the scientific method, experimental setup and data analysis. The unit handouts also include a variety of athome experiments that can be performed with commonly available materials, as well as some historical perspective. 
Prerequisites  A precalculus sequence that includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry is very helpful. 
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