Pre-MathCounts Basic course is appropriate for students in grades 3-5 who are new to math competitions.

### Target Math Competitions

- Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)
- The Math League
- Math Kangaroo in USA
- The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC)
- Pi Math Contest

### Target Grades

3-5

### Who should Take This Course

- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 15 or more problems on Math League 6th grade diagnostic exam below.

### Who should Skip This Course

- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 25 or more problems on Math League 6th grade diagnostic exam below.

### Diagnostic Exam

### Exam Weeks

Practice Exams will be given/solved.

### Homework

There are weekly homework sets.

### Resources

Lecture/Homework problems and solutions will be available on the course management system.

### Curriculum

Weeks | Fall | Spring |
---|---|---|

1 | Basic Number Theory | Modular Arithmetic |

2 | Integers & Arithmetic | Word Problems |

3 | Angle | Area |

4 | Exam Week | Exam Week |

5 | Counting | Probability |

6 | Divisibility | Sequences |

7 | Powers | Time-Travel Problems |

8 | Exam Week | Exam Week |

9 | Fractions & Decimals | Work Problems |

10 | Percent | Puzzles & Logic |

11 | Length | 3D Geometry |

12 | Exam Week | Exam Week |