CM201 – Contest Math Level 2 (Beginner)

Description: This class is intended for students who are new to problem solving and math competitions. This class will help students to learn concepts and techniques beyond the school curriculum. Students who wish to enroll this class are expected to complete 5th grade curriculum and be familiar with operation with integers, basic operations with fractions, exponents and solve basic equations. CM 201 also helps students improve their scores on math contests such as AMC 8, MATHCOUNTS etc.

No placement test is required.

Homework: A 10-20 question problem set will be assigned by the end of each class. Students are expected to spend about 2 hours per week outside the class to finish the homework.

What will be covered:

First Semester:
Algebra: Arithmetic Properties (Operations with Rational Numbers, Exponents, Radicals), Algebraic Expressions, Solving Equations
Number Theory: Divisibility, Prime Factorization, Number of Divisors, LCM-GCF
Combinatorics: Basic Counting Techniques, Permutations, Combinations and Probability

Second Semester:
Geometry: Angles, Pythagorean Theorem, Special Right Triangles, Similarity, Area, Circles
Algebra and Combinatorics Practice and Problems

Who should skip this course: Students who scored 15+ on AMC 8