**Purpose: **To prepare for the AMC 10/12 A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and/or AMC 10/12 B — Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017

**Winter 2016 Schedule**

**9**** Weekends (Eastern Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm)**,

**Total: 22.5 Hours**

12/4, 12/11, 12/18 (Monthly Mock Test/Review)

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, (Monthly Mock Test/Review)

1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (Final Mock Test/Review)

- We will help students gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills different from those in the school classes, motivation, and perseverance for reaching their full potential.
- We will
**focus**on**efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies**to solve competitive math problems as well as**test-taking tactics.** - The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensive problem-solving, which is very common in competitive math, but is not included in school curriculum.
- We will utilize a highly effective teaching model as described in the article: Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model.

You are very welcome to sign up for our Online Intensive AMC 10/12 Prep Fall Weekend Course which offers a quick, efficient way for students to interact with teachers over long distance. We use Google Hangouts to video chat and easily connect with students to teach them our tricks and shortcuts to getting an amazing score on their contests, as well as offer them our guidance and support. Students can ask questions face-to-face, and can complete problems with the supervision of our teachers/coaches*.*

A ** commitment** to the

**can**

*whole course***maximize**the benefit of learning all the math ideas, methods, strategies, tactics, skills, and techniques.

**Tuition: $900 (including all materials). We offer discounts of $30 for returning students.**

*Online Registration is now open!* Click ** HERE** to register and make payment.

New students:

Returning students (**$30** discount):

Instructors:

**Contact Information:**

**Ivy League Education Center**

Tel: 301-922-9508 or 240-406-3402

Email: chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

**Payment Policy**

- Full payment must be received on or before the day of first class.
*A***late fee**of**$50**will be added to the tuition for payment**after the first class**.- For our new parents, you have the option of (A) Paying the full tuition or (B) Pay $100 + $15 (drop-in fee) for a total of $115 on the first day of class. If you continue with our course, you can bring the remaining tuition fee (Total $800) on the second class. In this case, a
**late fee**of**$50**will be added to the tuition**after the second class**.

**Refund Policy**

- Withdrawal before the first class:
**Full Refund** - Withdrawal after the first class:
**$115 deduction** **No refund**after the second class

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, **only AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!**

Read more at:

- Some Problems on the 2016 AMC 10/12 are Exactly the Same as Previous AMC/ARML Problems
*365-hour Project to Qualify for the AIME through the AMC 10/12 Contests*- Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Geometry Problems
- 2016 AMC 10A Problems and Answers
- 2016 AMC 10B Problems and Answers
- The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017
*116 Full-length Real AMC Problems Sets are a Golden Resource to Our AMC 10/12 Prep Program*- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- A Little Competition Can Inspire Math Students to Greater Achievement
- Mathematics competitions are NOT mysterious, and every student can attend them! — 数学竞赛绝非神秘，每个学生都可参加！
- Girls should attend math competitions — 女生更应参加数学竞赛
- Why are Math Competitions Important to Girls?
- Small-sized Class Instruction-focused Model
- 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for the AIME
- Cutoff scores for AIME qualification in 2016

**Specific Goal: **To earn a score of 120 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10), or a score of 100 or more out of 150 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12), and then qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which is used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). See for more details: Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Problems

**Who should take this class: **This class is very appropriate for 7th-12th grade students who are hoping to qualify for the AIME.

**Benefits:**

**9 tutorial handouts**(>300 pages) developed by Dr. Henry Wan and 500 new problems similar to AMC 10/12 level from the licensed AMC Database.**34 past real AMC 10/12 test booklets from 2000–2016.****3 FREE mock tests that are intended to mimic an actual math competition exam. Each test has 25 questions taken from the**These simulated tests help students assess their level of preparation for the Math Competitions. After attempting the test, students get answers, explanations, and a detailed score report and wise performance summary.*licensed AMC Database. Mock tests are calibrated to be at the same difficulty level***as the real AMC 10/12.****FREE**registration for the AMC 10/12 A — Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and/or AMC 10/12 B — Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Please see: The AMC 10/12 Contests at Montgomery College on February 7, 2017, and February 15, 2017

**Weekly Homework**:

At least 3 hours per week. Problem sets include all problems from **34 past real AMC 10/12 test booklets**, and **500 brand new problems having similar difficulty and style as the real AMC 10/12 problems, **extracted from the licensed AMC Database. Each week, we will carefully review and check 2 students’ homework, and correct any mistakes. The next week, we will check another 2 students’ homework, and this will continue on a rotational basis until all students have had their homework checked at least once and the cycle will start again. Based on the work of the 2 students that week, we will provide the those 2 students with individualized proposal and support.

**Class Outline:**

In the final sprint of AMC 10/12 preparation, we will focus on efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AMC problems as well as test-taking tactics. The emphasis of this class will be on comprehensive problem-solving, which are very common in competitive math. We will also help students develop quick problem solving strategies and effective time management skills.

Class |
Date |
Topic |

1 | 12/4, Sun | Functions, polynomials, equations, and Vieta’s formulas |

2 | 12/11, Sun | Comprehensive problem solving in inequalities, rationals, and quadratics |

3 | 12/18, Sun | Tricks and shortcuts for solving AMC counting and combinatorics problems |

4 | 1/8, Sun | The art and craft for solving AMC statistics and discrete probability problems |

5 | 1/15, Sun | Efficient strategies for testing primality and finding the prime factorization to solve AMC number theory problems |

6 | 1/22, Sun | Using area method and sophisticated algebra to solve geometry problems on the AMC |

7 | 1/29, Sun | Mass Point Geometry and Barycentric Coordinates |

8 | 2/5, Sun | Most commonly used methods to draw auxiliary lines, and applying the ruler, protractor, and compass to solve geometry problems (See for more details: Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Geometry Problems) |

9 | 2/12, Sun | Number bases, modular arithmetic, integer divisions, and linear congruences at the heart of a great many AMC problems |

**Small-sized ****Class Teaching Model:**

We utilize the highly effective small-sized class teaching model. Smaller classes lead to pupils receiving more individual attention from teachers, and having more active interactions with them. We focus on every individual, not the whole class. Students will thrive from the smaller class sizes that allow them to reach their full potential. Particularly, students can benefit tremendously from high-frequent individualized student-teacher interactions leading to establishment of a stronger foundation for lifelong learning.

Our main purpose is to help our students gain deeper understanding of the fundamental math concepts, build a solid foundation in math, and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are so valuable to success in any career. We are big believers in the FUNDAMENTALS! Our students will receive the LIFELONG BENEFITS from learning math.

Regardless of his/her math level, each student will have the opportunity to learn math in a fun, friendly, cooperative, supportive learning environment. The most important thing is to have fun.

**Our Students**

In 2016, we have **36** students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **One**** of our students was among the ****23****Perfect Scorers**** worldwide on the AMC 10A****:** Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. **Pravalika P.**, a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

From 2011 to 2015, **in total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA. Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students**

**Our Uniqueness**

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s **American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)**, which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

**We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national and math competitions. We have collected 116 full-length real AMC 10/12 problems sets containing 2,960 problems, as described in the article “ 116 Full-length Real AMC Problems Sets are a Golden Resource to Our AMC 10/12 Prep Program.” Particularly, we have extracted additional 3,000 brand new problems at the level of the AMC 10/12, from the licensed AMC Database. In addition, we have also collected all AMC8/10/12 and AIME Official Solutions as shown in the article “American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Materials.” All these materials have formed a golden resource for our students, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.**

Click ** HERE** find out more about Math Competitions!