Math Challenge I-A

Course Description

Math Challenge I-A 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.

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. This course can also be taken as a self-paced course by clicking here.


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

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.