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Middle School Contest Math

Academic Year Mathematics

Middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS are a launching pad for many of the best math students. In this course, we draw problems from middle school contests such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8), as well as beginning high school contests like the American Mathematics Competitions 10 (AMC 10). Students are introduced to important new topics in counting, probability, and number theory, while reviewing topics in algebra and geometry and applying these concepts to advanced problems.

Note for students who have taken this course: We alternate between two different versions of this course from one year to the next. Therefore, students taking this course for two consecutive years will have different material in the second year than in the first. The two versions are roughly the same difficulty, but provide students different lessons, practice contests, and homework.

Schedule

All times Pacific.
Saturday
Sep 9 - Jun 16
12:15 - 2:00 PM Yating Liu
$595
Sunday
Sep 10 - Jun 17
10:00 - 11:45 AM Noah Prince
$595

Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Middle School Contest Math course.
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