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MATH CHALLENGE I-A (2019 Spring)

Course NameGradesStart Date
End Date
DayStart Time
End Time
Total
Sessions
Tuition
MATH CHALLENGE I-A5 & Up2019-01-13
2019-05-19
Sunday5:00 PM
6:00 PM
15$420

Description: Both A & B classes cover four aspects with different depth: Pre-Algebra and Word Problems, covering Geometry, covering Counting & Probability, covering Number Theory. There is placement test for the students to decide which level is right for him or her.

Math Challenge 1-A

This is an introductory level course for 6-8 grade students who have no experience in in-depth problem solving nor math competitions. Students learn skills to apply the concepts they learn in school math classes into problem solving. Content includes pre-algebra, beginning algebra, fundamental geometry, basic number theory concepts and counting and probability. Students develop skills in creative thinking, logical reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills. Students are exposed to beginning contests such as AMC 8, MathCounts and Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School MOEMS.

Fall term will focus on Pre-Algebra and Word Problems and part of Geometry:

Pre-Algebra & Work Problems

1. Ratios and Proportions
2. Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages
3. Sums, Differences, and Multiples
4. Chickens and Rabbits
5. Chicken and Rabbits & Mixing
6. Motion
7. Motion
8. Work
9. Work

Geometry

10. Counting Through Patterns
11. Problem Solving with Measurements
12. Dance with Angles
13. Magic In Triangles
14. You Are Special, Right?

Spring term will continue working on Geometry, then Counting & Probability:

Geometry

1. Angles Are Special Too
2. Area of Polygons
3. Cool Areas
4. Circle Around

Counting & Probability

5. The Sum Rule: An Introduction to Counting
6. The Product Rule
7. Does Order Matter? Permutations and Combinations
8. Counting Strategies: Grouping and Spacing
9. Counting Strategies: Stars and Bars
10. Venn Diagrams and Sets
11. Patterns and Sequences



Location: MiT School
Instructor(s): Zhikui Ren, Weishan Xia





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