CM301 – Contest Math Level 3 (Beginner)
Description: This is a ONE YEAR (two semesters) class. It 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.
Prereq: Students who wish to enroll this class are expected to be familiar with prealgebra 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 1015 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.
Class Policy
 Regular attendance is essential and expected.
 Students are expected to complete their weekly homework before each class.

Who should skip this course
 Students who scored 17+ on 2018 AMC 8 (NOT 2019)
What will be covered:
Fall: 301A
 Arithmetic Properties 1 (Parity, Consecutive Integers)
 Arithmetic Properties 2 (Exponents, Radicals)
 Solving Equations (Linear, NonLinear Equations, Quadratics)
 System of Equations
 Algebraic Manipulations
 Word Problems
 Number Theory (Factorization, Divisors, Divisibility, Modular Arithmetic)
 Sequence and Series
 Polynomials
 Functions
Spring 301B
 Lesson 1: Algebra Review
 Lesson 2: Pascal`s Triangle and Binomial Expansion
 Lesson 3: CountingI
 Lesson 4: CountingII
 Lesson 5: Probability
 Lesson 6: Angles and Triangles
 Lesson 7: Right Triangles and Similarity
 Lesson 8: Similarity and Area
 Lesson 9: Polygons
 Lesson 10: Circles ( Angles, Arc Length)
 Lesson 11: Circles ( Area)
 Lesson 12: Coordinate Geometry