Math Challenge I-B

Course Description

Students learn math skills at a deeper level with topics in beginning algebra, fundamental geometry, basic number theory, and counting strategies. The students not only learn practical skills of challenging problem solving that are supplemental to their school curricula, but also develop skills in creative thinking, logical reasoning, oral and written presentation, and team work. This course helps 6th to 8th graders to participate in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 8, MathCounts and Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School MOEMS. Through the effective guidance and direction by our experienced teachers, students develop strong problem solving skills that make them perform well in those contests.

Course Terms

Math Challenge I-B 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 has two sections.

  • MC I-B (Fridays) meets 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific (7:30-9:00 PM Eastern) on Fridays
  • MC I-B (Saturdays) meets 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific (12:00-1:30 PM Eastern) on Saturdays

For the specific dates of the course please see 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-B (Fridays): Winter 2018-19, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019.

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

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

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15.

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

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16.

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

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16.

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

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

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17.

The required textbook for this course (MC I-B 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-B is problem solving with pre-algebra and word problems.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17.

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

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18.

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

Note: This sections of the class meets on Fridays using the QQ platform.

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