MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 Basics Online Math Course

MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 Basics

This 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

Thursday
May 16 - Aug 8
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 16 - Aug 8
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
CLOSED
Wednesday
May 22 - Aug 7
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 22 - Aug 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
CLOSED
Monday
Jun 3 - Aug 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 3 - Aug 19
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
FULL
Tuesday
Jun 4 - Aug 20
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 4 - Aug 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
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$310
$310
FULL
Friday
Jun 28 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 28 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Tuesday
Aug 6 - Oct 22
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 6 - Oct 22
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Wednesday
Aug 28 - Nov 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 28 - Nov 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Thursday
Aug 29 - Nov 14
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 29 - Nov 14
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
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
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$310
$310
ENROLL
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
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$310
$310
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes July 4, September 1–2, November 25–December 1, or December 21–January 3.

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 Algebra Part 2
Lesson 3 Word Problems
Lesson 4 Sequences and Series
Lesson 5 Counting
Lesson 6 Probability
Lesson 7 Geometry Part 1
Lesson 8 Geometry Part 2
Lesson 9 Logic and Imagination
Lesson 10 Countdown Round
Lesson 11 Logic and Imagination
Lesson 12 Countdown

I really liked this course because the approach to math was much more interesting than in school. The explanations were thorough. I liked that the course touched on a lot of different topics that are based more on logic and applying concepts we have already learned. Also, the online classroom idea is more convenient than attending an actual class. This was my first course, but I will want to do more now.

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