PROGRAMS AND COURSES

#### Competitive Math Program

Competitive Math is an accelerated enrichment program in math targeted at gifted/high-achieving 2nd–12th graders. The program consists of 11 courses. All courses have 2 parts, except the three-term course Algebra 2 & Precalculus and the two one-term courses Number Theory and Counting & Probability, which are cross-listed in both of our Competitive Math and Math Olympiad programs. Each part lasts for 18 sessions with 2.5 hours in each session.

This is a very challenging program. The topics we covered are much broader and deeper than those found in a typical math curriculum. Besides developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in math, the program provides students with a solid understanding of mathematical concepts and exposes them to a variety of challenging math problems.

There are 4 lower-level courses applicable to 2nd–7th graders: Fundamentals 2–5. These courses provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining.

There are 7 upper-level courses applicable to 6th–12th graders: Prealgebra, Algebra, Number Theory, Counting & Probability, Geometry, Algebra 2 & Precalculus, and Calculus. These courses provide a curriculum that is necessary for success in math competitions, top universities, and competitive careers.

#### Math Olympiad Program

Math Olympiad is an intensive olympiad training program targeted at gifted/high-achieving 4th-12th graders who are interested in preparing for major math competitions, such as CML, Math Kangaroo, MOEMS, MATHCOUNTS, NYCIML, AMC, AIME, ARML, and USAMTS. All courses have 2 or 4 parts. Each part lasts for 18 sessions with 2.5 hours in each session.

Many top universities, including Caltech, CMU, MIT, Stanford, and Yale, ask for their applicants' math competition performances, among other information, in their college application forms. These Olympiad courses provide intensive training for students to maximize their scores in math competitions.

There are 3 courses in the program: Introductory Math Olympiad (IMO), Junior Math Olympiad (JMO), and Senior Math Olympiad (SMO).

IMO is a two-part course applicable to 4th-8th graders preparing for math competitions at the level of CML (Grade Levels 4-8), Math Kangaroo (Levels 3-8), and MOEMS (Divisions E & M).

JMO is a four-part course applicable to 7th-10th graders preparing for math competitions at the level of CML (Grade Levels 7-9), MOEMS (Division M), NYCIML, MATHCOUNTS, AMC 8, and AMC 10. Part A covers Algebra. Part B covers Number Theory. Part C covers Geometry. Part D covers Counting & Probability. Parts B (Number Theory) and D (Counting & Probability) are cross-listed in our Competitive Math program.

SMO is a two-part course applicable to 9th-12th graders preparing for math competitions at the level of AMC 10, AMC 12, AIME, ARML, and USAMTS.

#### Test Prep Program: SHSAT Math

This is an 18-session and 45-hour intensive prep course for SHSAT Math. The first 16 sessions are 2.5-hour sessions to be held only in the Summer term. The last session is a 4-hour session to be held in late October within two weeks before the date of the real test.

We review all topics required for SHSAT Math. And, rather than presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas.

After completing the review and working through some sample SHSAT questions, when students gained enough knowledge, experience, and confidence, each student will have the chance to attempt 7 full-length sample SHSATs published by the NYC Department of Education. To refresh their memories after a long break, each student will attempt an extended SHSAT sample test compiled using the most difficult questions from the sample tests in the last session.

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on SHSAT Math.

#### Test Prep Program: SAT Math

This is an 18-sessions 45-hour intensive prep course for PSAT/SAT Math.

It is a great math refresher course for PSAT/SAT math topics. And, rather than presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas.

Students will be able to attempt many review questions, many sample test questions, and 10 full-length PSAT/SAT tests published by the College Board.

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on PSAT/SAT Math.

#### Test Prep Program: SAT Math Level 2

This is an 18-session and 45-hour prep course for SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2. The corequisite of this course is Algebra 2 & Trigonometry or its equivalent, which is a course taken usually by high school juniors as a required course or sophomores as an honor course.

Rather than just covering enough topics required by the SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2, we also included some dependent topics and other topics that we believe every well-prepared high school graduates should know. Instead of presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas. Although many of the subject test questions can be answered by computational methods using graphical calculators (ex. TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE), learning analytical methods provides a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts. Therefore, we cover both analytical and computational methods in the course.

Students will be able to attempt many review questions, 4 full-length model tests, and 4 full-length SAT Math Level 2 tests published by the CollegeBoard.

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on the test.

#### Test Prep Program: SAT Physics

This is an 18-session and 45-hour intensive prep course for SAT Subject Test in Physics. It also helps students prepare for the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 exams.

We review all topics required for the SAT Subject Test in Physics and, with the exception of fluid mechanics, all topics for the AP Physics 1 & AP Physics 2 exams. And, rather than presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining to them the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas

Students will be able to attempt many review questions, 2 full-length SAT Physics model tests, and 2 full-length SAT Physics tests published by the CollegeBoard. In all, we will go over 750 problems throughout the course.

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on the test.

#### Test Prep Program: Hunter College High School Entrance Exam Math Prep

This is a 4-day and 10-hour prep course for the math section of Hunter College High School (HCHS) Entrance Exam.

Our Hunter Math Prep course is ideal for 6th graders who want to prepare for the math section of the HCHS Entrance Exam. This course also sharpens 6th graders’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills and exposes them to some of the methods and approaches used to solve problems found in the math competitions, such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo, and MATHCOUNTS.

In this course, students will able to attempt 4 HCHS Entrance Exam math practice tests. And, for each problem in these tests, we will go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on the test.

#### Test Prep Program: NY Statewide Math

This is a 4-session and 12-hour prep course for NY Statewide Math Assessment Test.

We review all topics required for NY Statewide Math Assessment Test. And, rather than presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas. During the review, we go over practice problems in class.

Students will be able to attempt review questions, 2 sample NY Statewide Math Tests published by NYSED, and 2 full-length sample NY Statewide Math Tests (two sets of 3 books: Books 1, 2, and 3).

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on the NY Statewide Math Assessment Test.

#### Test Prep Program: NEST+M Entrance Exam Prep

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This is a 4-session and 12-hour prep course for NY Statewide Math Assessment Test.

We review all topics required for NY Statewide Math Assessment Test. And, rather than presenting students merely facts and formulas, we focus on explaining the concepts, methods, approaches, and big ideas. During the review, we go over practice problems in class.

Students will be able to attempt review questions, 2 sample NY Statewide Math Tests published by NYSED, and 2 full-length sample NY Statewide Math Tests (two sets of 3 books: Books 1, 2, and 3).

We go over one or more efficient solutions to solve each problem, explain test-taking and problem-solving strategies, and how to discipline yourself to maximize your score on the NY Statewide Math Assessment Test.