Math Challenge III

Course Description

The Math Challenge III course is for students who are qualified to participate in the AIME contest, or at the equivalent level of experience. The MC-III topics includes everything covered in MC-II with more depth, and the focus is more on various problem solving strategies, including pairing, change of variables, some advanced techniques in number theory and combinatorics, advanced probability theory and techniques, solid geometry, geometrical transformations, etc. Through the effective guidance and direction by our experienced teachers, students develop strong problem solving skills that make them perform well in contests such as AIME, ZIML, and ARML.

Course Textbooks

Each term requires the course textbook:


The textbook is available in print (for \$25 each) on our online bookstore (click here) or eBook (rental starting at \$10 each) on (click here).

Course Terms

Math Challenge III is offered in four terms:

  • Summer, covering Algebra
  • Fall, covering Geometry
  • Winter, covering Combinatorics
  • 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 Sundays 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific (12:00-1:30 PM Eastern). 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, \$450
  • Year Bundle, \$1620 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 bundle have access to 4 Terms of Math Challenge III: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2020-21 and Spring 2021.

The focus of the summer term of Math Challenge III is problem solving with algebra.

The eight live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16.

The focus of the spring term of Math Challenge III is problem solving with number theory.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10.