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MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 BasicsThis course is an introduction to the problem solving strategies required for success on MATHCOUNTS and the AMC 8 tests. This class is intended for less experienced students who are just getting started on middle school math contests. Experienced MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8 students should consider our Advanced MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 class. |
12 weeks |
12 weeks |
Schedule
Tuesday
Sep 24 - Dec 17 |
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 24 - Dec 17
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Dan Kneezel | $310 |
$310
CLOSED |
Monday
Oct 14 - Jan 20 |
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 14 - Jan 20
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Wendy Hou | $310 |
$310
CLOSED |
Wednesday
Feb 12 - Apr 29 |
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 12 - Apr 29
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Ashley Ahlin | $325 |
$325
ENROLL |
Friday
Feb 28 - May 15 |
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 28 - May 15
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Emily Castner | $325 |
$325
ENROLL |
Thursday
Mar 12 - May 28 |
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 12 - May 28
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Eric Wofsey | $325 |
$325
ENROLL |
Summer 2020 | This course will be offered in Summer 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available. |
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Who Should Take?
This class is appropriate for students who are interested in MATHCOUNTS and want to show what they can do on this contest.
Students just getting started with middle-school math contests should consider our MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 Basics course. Students with more consistent success in these contests (in particular, students who score 15+ on the AMC 8 or 25+ on Chapter-level MATHCOUNTS competitions) should consider our MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 Advanced course. See our MATHCOUNTS guide for a comparison between the Basics and Advanced courses.
Students who have not completed a pre-algebra class (or equivalent training through prior preparation for MATHCOUNTS) should start with our Introduction series of classes rather than our MATHCOUNTS class. Please visit our Course Recommendations page to determine which class is best for you.
Lessons
Lesson 1 | Problem Solving Tactics |
Lesson 2 | Number Theory |
Lesson 3 | Algebra, Part 1 |
Lesson 4 | Algebra, Part 2 |
Lesson 5 | Word Problems |
Lesson 6 | Sequences and Series |
Lesson 7 | Counting |
Lesson 8 | Probability |
Lesson 9 | Geometry, Part 1 |
Lesson 10 | Geometry, Part 2 |
Lesson 11 | Logic and Imagination |
Lesson 12 | Countdown |