Students who are preparing for the upcoming AMC 8 contest now have one more resource to help them train to the fullest. AlphaStar Academy has just published a new book:
It contains four AMC 8 practice exams with new problems not used in any past competitions and with insightful solutions.
The authors of the book, AlphaStar Math Development Team, is a group of expert students and alumni of AlphaStar Academy.
The authors themselves participated and got excellent results in Math competitions and Olympiads. In particular, in AMC 8, the authors had a combined number of 6 Perfect scores and 21 Distinguished Honor Roll Awards which is given to only the top 1% of participants. Dr. Ali Gurel, AlphaStar Academy co-founder and Math Director, led the team and also did the editing.
AlphaStar Winter term ONLINE LIVE & IN-PERSON classes will be offered between Nov 17, 2022 and Feb 26, 2023. Difference between Winter Term and Winter Camp During Winter Term (12 SESSIONS between mid-November and late February) we offer classes with weekly meetings as a part of year round programs like Fall Term. Winter Camp is… Continue reading Winter Term and Winter Camp Registrations are OPEN!
AlphaStar Academy is offering Math Scholarships to help young mathletes excel further and achieve their true potential in math. Applicants must be currently in 6th grade, enrolled full-time at a school in the USA. Each of up to 20 winners can use $2,000 course credit for online AlphaStar Math courses/camps for one year. The deadline… Continue reading AlphaStar Math Scholarship
One of the major problems in test taking is making mistakes. Countless times I heard students saying “I made a silly mistake”. You were probably warned many times to avoid mistakes in your training and heard, read, or thought of strategies on how to avoid mistakes. In this article, we will see a different approach:… Continue reading Why You Should Make Mistakes When Practicing for Math Contests
AlphaStar Academy decided to offer 2021 Fall programs in ONLINE format based on parent surveys and due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation . Fall term will start on September 1st and finish by November 21st.
AlphaStar Academy has recently published a practice test book for the upcoming AMC 10 competition:
The 2021 Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) was held virtually on April 17th with more than 80 teams participating. There were two divisions: (A) Tree and (B) Sapling. AlphaStar teams ranked 2nd place in both divisions. Below are team results and AlphaStar students/alumni in top 10. Thanks to SMT for the organization and congratulations to all… Continue reading Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) 2021 Results
Congratulations to AlphaStar students and teams for their success at the 2021 HMMT Spring (Harvard MIT Math Tournament) which was held online on March 7th.
USACO Third contest was held on February 26-March 1. Platinum division still continues with a very tough contest. There are just 10 pre-college participants in the US who have 550 points or above. Top score is 783 out of 1000. The following AlphaStar students were in top-10 in USACO Platinum division:
Berkeley mini Math Tournament was held online on February 27th & 28th. Around 800 students (200 teams) in middle schools spent the weekend tackling math problems and competing in mini-competitions. AlphaStar participated with 11 teams. Top ten teams, top ten individuals and top 50% individuals were announced during the award ceremony. Below are the AlphaStar… Continue reading BmMT 2021 Results
Congratulations to AlphaStar teams/students for their success at the recent CHMMC tournament which was held virtually on Jan 23:
AlphaStar Academy is proud to announce that our programs & courses are now Fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC)
The ninth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 53 countries participated with 204 students. USA team got 1 Gold (Sanjana Das) and 3 Silver medals (Ashley Ke, Elizabeth Ke, and Christine Yang). Sanjana, Ashley, and Elizabeth are AlphaStar students. Congratulations to all the participants! For more information please… Continue reading European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2020 Results
AlphaStar Academy supports math excellence at all levels, and this year we were happy to support our local MathCounts chapter. Dr. Ali Gurel was invited to educate and entertain mathletes and their families at Greene Middle School in Palo Alto on Saturday February 1. While scorers in the grading room were busy scoring their test… Continue reading AlphaStar Sponsored MathCounts Peninsula Chapter 2020
American Mathematics Competitions-8 was held on November 12th 2019. Around 95,000 students took the test at 1876 schools/test centers, including AlphaStar Academy.
There are 143 perfect scorers in the US.
USACO January contest was held on January 17-20. The following AlphaStar students / alumni were in top-14 in USACO Platinum division: 4) Dougy Ouyang 8) Chris Zhang (tied) 8) Anthony Wang (tied) 8) Eric Wei (tied) 8) David Hu (tied) 12) Brandon Wang 14) Andy Wang (tied) We congratulate all our students who participated in… Continue reading USACO January 2020 Contest Results
Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition took place at Caltech on Sunday November 17th. Around 180 students representing 31 teams from Orange County, San Diego, Bay Area, and Las Vegas participated. Brandon Wang from Saratoga High got 1st place and “Vroom, vroom. Just kidding.” (Saratoga High School) got 1st team place. AlphaStar Academy teams got 7th… Continue reading CHMMC 2019 Results
14th Princeton Math Competition (PUMaC) was held on Nov 16th. Luke Robitaille from Texas got 1st place in the Individual competition and Texas Momentum Learning got 1st place Team Award. Below are the results for AlphaStar team and students. Congratulations to all participating students! AlphaStar Academy Team: 7th Overall Team 6th Live Round 8th Power… Continue reading PUMaC 2019 Results
HMMT November was held at Harvard on November 9th. More than 660 students representing 119 national and international teams participated. AlphaStar participated with two teams. Both teams ranked in the top 40 and automatically eligible to participate next year.Congratulations to AlphaStar teams for their success at the recent HMMT November tournament Below is the results… Continue reading HMMT 2019 November Results
The U.S. team tied for first place with China at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which was held in Bath, United Kingdom, July 11-22. The six U.S. team members, Vincent Huang (a returning member from 2017 and 2018), Luke Robitaille, Colin Tang, Edward Wan (AlphaStar alumni), Brandon Wang (AlphaStar alumni) and Daniel Zhu also… Continue reading US Team Wins 1st Place at International Math Olympiads 2019
Congratulations to the members of the 2019 USA team: Benjamin Qi, Eric Zhang (AlphaStar Alumni), Daniel Zhang (AlphaStar Alumni) and William Lin. They got three gold and a silver medal respectively at the International Olympiads in Informatics(IOI) that was organized on August 4-11 in Azerbaijan. For more information about USA team selection and IOI, please… Continue reading US Team with 3 Gold & 1 Silver Medal at IOI 2019
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public recently announced 30 middle school students as finalists in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS. Congratulations to AlphaStar student Brian Chen is selected as a finalist among 2,348 applicants in 47 states. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is one of the… Continue reading Broadcom MASTERS 2019 Finalists
USACO Third contest was held on February 22-25. The following AlphaStar students, alumni and faculty were in top-20 in USACO Platinum division: 1) Eric Zhang (perfect score) 1) Ethan Guo (perfect score) 6) David Hu 7) Jonathan Shoemaker (tied) 7) Stan Zhang (tied) 11) Yibo Huang 15) Daniel Zhang 16) Dougy Ouyang 17) Riya Arora… Continue reading USACO 2019 February Results
USACO Second contest was held on January 18-21. The following AlphaStar students, alumni and faculty were in top-20 in USACO Platinum division: 1) Eric Zhang (perfect score) 1) Jonathan Shoemaker (perfect score) 8) Siyong Huang (tied) 8) Ethan Guo (tied) 8) Chris Zhang (tied) 8) Nicholas Zhang (tied) 8) Adam Zheng (tied) 8) Riya Arora… Continue reading USACO January 2019 Contest Results
13th Princeton Math Competition (PUMaC) was held on Nov 17th. Daniel Zhu from MoCoSwaggaSquad team got 1st place in the Individual competition and MoCoSwaggaSquad (Montgomery Blair High School math team) got 1st place Team Award. Below is the results for AlphaStar team and students. For more information and results please visit https://pumac.princeton.edu/ Congratulations to all… Continue reading PUMaC 2018 Results
9th Annual UCF High School Programming Tournament: Online Edition results are published! Congrats to the following AlphaStar alumni and past faculty for their exceptional achievements (in top-20 out of 400+ participants): Jonathan Shoemaker (full score) Daniel Zhang (full score) Kyle Liu (full score) Adam Zheng (full score) Riya Arora (full score) Chris Zhang Yibo Huang… Continue reading UCF HS Online Programming Tournament 2018 Results
10th annual Math Prize for Girls contest took place on September 23rd at MIT. 285 contestants participated this year. Yuxuan Zheng from New Jersey got first place and earned $20,500. An A-Star alumnus, Catherine Wu from Bay Area got 2nd place and earned $9,350. Her prize was limited because of reaching Math Prize’s lifetime cap… Continue reading Math Prize for Girls 2018 Results
The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS on October 23. AlphaStar students Jack Albright and Espen Slettnes were awarded among 30 finalists. Jack won the $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement with his project “Predicting the Future: Using Machine Learning… Continue reading Broadcom MASTERS 2018 Winners
(from left to right: Spencer Compton, Eric Zhang, Benjamin Qi, William Hu) Photo credit:www.usaco.org Four member U.S. Team won three gold medals (Benjamin Qi, Spencer Compton and Eric Zhang) and a bronze medal (William Hu) at the 30th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) which was held in Japan this year. Benjamin got the first place… Continue reading Three Golds and a Bronze from U.S. Team at IOI 2018
“The U.S. team won first place for the third time in four years at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on July 3-14, 2018, with 116 countries participating. Prior to a fourth place finish in 2017, the U.S. IMO team won first place in 2015 and 2016 in the… Continue reading US Team Wins 1st Place at International Math Olympiads 2018
AlphaStar offers Turing Master Class free but by invitation only. The first class is on Sunday, September 12th. This class aims to prepare individuals and teams for prestigious high school computer science competitions such as USACO National Camp, VTU High School Programming Contest, Codeforces, TopCoder, and Stanford ProCo. Minimum requirement for the course is to… Continue reading AlphaStar offers Turing Master Class in Bay Area
Pi Math Contest (PiMC) is a math competition organized by A-Star Program for students up to 5th grade.
International Math Olympiads (IMO) 2017 was held in Brazil between July 12th and 23rd. USA Team ranked 4th place this year after South Korea (1st), China (2nd), and Vietnam (3rd).
USACO December contest was held on December 15-18, 2017. Here are the A-Star students and alumni who were in top-10 in USACO Platinum division.
Virginia Tech High School programming contest was held on Dec 9, 2017 and 95 teams participated.
The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) 2017 Fall test was administered at AlphaStar Academy in Bay Area, CA. Here are the results for A-Star students and teams.
USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) 2017-2018 schedule is posted on USACO Website. The first contest will be available on December 15-18.
A-Star student Espen Slettnes, a homeschooler in 7th grade, has published a paper on arXiv Website.
The Ninth annual Math Prize for Girls contest took place on Saturday, September 24, 2017 at MIT. Here are the A-Star alumni/students ranked in top 16 winners.
Pi Math Contest (PiMC) 2018 First Round will be offered in Bay Area (Jan 20-21, 2018) and other participating schools and test centers (Jan 20-29, 2018).
Congratulations to the members of the team that will be representing the USA at the 2017 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Tehran, Iran between July 28 – August 4!
USA team is selected for International Math Olympiads (IMO) 2017.