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

Friday
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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$325
$325
CLOSED
Wednesday
Sep 16 - Dec 9
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 16 - Dec 9
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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Sunday
Oct 18 - Jan 24
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 18 - Jan 24
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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Spring 2021This course will be offered in Spring 2021. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes October 31, November 23–29, and 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 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

I really enjoyed the material covered in this class. I not only learned how to do a variety of problems,but also I discovered quicker methods of solving problems I already knew how to do. I also was thrilled by the difficulty on these problems; in most other non-AOPS courses I get problems that I can do in 2 seconds. Another thing I found fantastic is that the course instructors answered all of my problems,questions,and concerns.

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