Math Challenge I-A

Course Description

Math Challenge I-A is an introductory level course for 6-8 grade students who have little or 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, fundamental geometry, counting and probability, and basic number theory. Students develop skills in creative thinking, logical reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills. Students are exposed to beginning contests such as AMC 8, MathCounts, Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School (MOEMS), and Zoom International Math League (ZIML) Division M.

Course Terms

Math Challenge I-A is offered in four terms:

  • Summer, covering Pre-Algebra and Word Problems
  • Fall, covering Geometry
  • Winter, covering Counting & Probability
  • Spring, covering Number Theory

We recommend that students take all four terms, but the terms do not build on previous terms, so they do not need to be taken in order and students can take single terms if they want to focus on specific topics. For more information about the topics covered each term, please click here.

Course Meetings

This course meets Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific (7:30-9:00 PM Eastern). For the specific dates of the course please see the individual courses below or the full course schedule by clicking here.

Registration and Tuition

Click on any of the courses below to register! You will be prompted to login or create a new account if you have not already done so. Registration options include:

  • Single Term, \$380
  • Year Packet, \$1368 including four upcoming, consecutive terms

This course is also available as self-paced, more information can be found by clicking here.

Students enrolled in this packet have access to 4 Terms of Math Challenge I-A: Winter 2018-19, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019.

The focus of the winter term of Math Challenge I-A is problem solving with counting and probability.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12.

The focus of the fall term of Math Challenge I-A is problem solving with geometry.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13.

The required textbook for this course (MC I-A Geometry) is available as an eBook (click here) and as a physical copy (click here).

The focus of the summer term of Math Challenge I-A is problem solving with pre-algebra and word problems.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14.

The focus of the spring term of Math Challenge I-A is problem solving with number theory.