### CM301 – Contest Math Level 3 (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 be familiar with pre-algebra topics (operation with integers, fractions, exponents and solve basic equations) and/or have completed our CM201 course. CM 301 also helps students improve their scores on math contests such as AMC 8, Chapter MATHCOUNTS etc.

**Homework: **A 10-15 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: **Divisibility, Prime Factorization, Number of Divisors

**Number Theory: **TBD

**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 20+ on 2016 AMC 8