Math Challenge I-C

Course Description

This four part course is designed to bridge the gap between the AMC 8 and the AMC 10 and prepare students for high school math competitions including the AMC 10/12, ARML, and ZIML. The four term course covers topics and introductory problem solving in algebra, geometry, and finite math. Algebraic topics include linear equations, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and radicals, factoring polynomials, and solving quadratic equations. Geometric topics include angles in triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons, congruent and similar polygons, calculating area, and algebraic geometry. Topics in finite math include logic, introductory number theory, and an introduction to probability and statistics. These topics serve as the fundamental knowledge needed for a more advanced problem solving course such as Math Challenge II-A.

Note: This course is a blended learning class, with pre-recorded videos and weekly live question and answer sessions to review homework.

Course Textbooks

Each term requires the course textbook:


The textbook is available in print on our online bookstore (click here) or eBook on (click here).

Course Terms

Math Challenge I-C is offered in four terms:

  • Summer, covering Algebra
  • Fall, covering additional topics in Algebra
  • Winter, covering Geometry
  • Spring, covering Finite Math

For more information about the topics covered each term, please click here.

Course Meetings

Pre-recorded videos are released Mondays and this course meets Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM Pacific (7:30-8:30 PM Eastern) for the weekly homework discussion. 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 Bundle, \$1368 including the summer, fall, winter, and spring terms (in that order)
  • School Year Bundle, \$1026 including the fall, winter, and spring terms (in that order)

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 I-C: Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2019-20, and Spring 2020.

The focus of the summer term of Math Challenge I-C is fundamantals in algebra.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15.

The focus of the spring term of Math Challenge I-C is finite math.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.

The focus of the winter term of Math Challenge I-C is problem solving with geometry.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14.

The focus of the fall term of Math Challenge I-C is advanced problem solving with algebra.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15.

The required textbook for this course (MC I-C Topics in Algebra) is available as an eBook (click here) and as a physical copy (click here).

Students enrolled in this packet have access to 3 Terms of Math Challenge I-C: Fall 2018, Winter 2018-19, and Spring 2019.

Each term will have its own textbook available for rent (as an eBook) or purchase (as an eBook or physical copy).