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

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

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

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

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

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