Pre-MathCounts

Pre-MathCounts consists of two levels (Basic and Advanced) distributed over three terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students may take a placement test to start with the correct level. Courses in this 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 exceeded. 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
3-6; Preparation takes 1-2 years.
Target Competitions
Math Kangaroo, Noetic Math, Pi Math Contest 
Eligibility
Performing above average at school math classes.
Goal
To qualify for next level (MathCounts / AMC 8).
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; factors; least common multiple; greatest common divisor; divisibility rules; Gauss sums; exponents; inequalities; fractions; decimals and percentages; remainder arithmetics; world problems; patterns and rules; counting principles; probability; basic geometric definitions and relationships including angles, length, area, and volume.
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 course is strongly recommended before this level. If the goal is not met, Summer Camp may also be taken after this level.
Prime numbers; factors; prime factorization; least common multiple; greatest common divisor; divisibility rules; Gauss sums; exponents; inequalities; fractions; decimals and percentages; modular arithmetics; sequences; world problems; functions, patterns, and operations; counting principles; probability; basic geometry including angles, similarity, length, area, and volume; Cartesian coordinate system.
Placement
Please call us for free evaluation and placement.
Registration
Early bird rates, discounts, and coupons will be available at the checkout screen.
Course Details
Type
Tuition
$2,400.00
Schedule See camp page.
Dates Jun. 24 - Jul. 12