MathCounts / AMC8

MathCounts/AMC8 consists of two levels (Basic and Advanced) distributed over four terms (Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter). Students may take a placement test to start with the correct level. Courses focus on isolated problem solving skills and they are rather independent of each other. Therefore, they can be taken in any order as long as the goal is not met. Nevertheless, we recommend the following sequence: Basic Level and/or Summer Camp, Advanced Level and Winter Camp. There is no repetition of curriculum content between any of the courses.
Typical Grades
6-8; Preparation takes 1-2 years.
Target Competitions
MathCounts, AMC 8, Math Kangaroo, Noetic Math 
Eligibility
Completion of PreAlgebra and basic Geometry or being able to solve about 12 questions on a recent AMC 8 test.
Goal
To qualify for next level (AMC 10) .
Basic Level
Weekly classes are two semester long courses taken in the Fall and Spring terms. Each course is 12-weeks of 2 hours class time. When both courses are taken, essential curriculum for this level is covered. There are three weeks where students take exams and solutions are reviewed for practice.
Before or after this level Summer Camp is strongly recommended.
Prime numbers; least common multiple; greatest common divisor; divisibility rules; Gauss sums; exponents and radicals; inequalities; fractions; decimals and percentages; ratios and proportions; modular arithmetics; sequences; world problems; solving basic equations; functions, patterns, and operations; counting with permutation and combination; probability; data analysis and charts; basic geometry including angles, similarity, length, area, and volume; basic analytic geometry involving lines, distance, and area.
Advanced Level
Weekly classes are two semester long courses taken in the Fall and Spring terms. Each course is 12-weeks of 2 hours class time. When both courses are taken, essential curriculum for this level is covered. There are three weeks where students take exams and solutions are reviewed for practice.
Summer Camp is strongly recommended before this level. If the goal is not met, Summer Camp may also be taken after this level.
Winter Camp is strongly recommended with this level.
Prime numbers; Euclidian algorithm; least common multiple; greatest common divisor; divisibility rules; Gauss sums; exponents and radicals; inequalities; fractions; decimals and percentages; ratios and proportions; modular arithmetics; sequences; world problems; solving system of equations; quadratic equations; polynomials, functions, patterns, and operations; absolute value; counting with permutation and combination; principle of inclusion and exclusion; probability; data analysis and charts; basic geometry including angles, similarity, circles, length, area, and volume; Pythagorean theorem; Triangle inequality; basic analytic geometry involving lines, distance, and area.
Placement
Please call us for free evaluation and placement.
Registration
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Course Details
Type
Tuition
$800.00
Schedule Saturdays, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Dates Sep. 08 - Dec. 08