AlphaStar Online Math Courses are great opportunities for interested and talented students to improve their math skills. Students are guided and trained by an expert faculty via utilizing national and international competitions in a fun and challenging environment.
Two types of courses will be offered during the Fall season:
Booster courses mainly focus on improving exam performance in a short amount of time.
Fundamental courses help students master problem-solving techniques and skills in a level and area of math.
AMC 10 Booster Courses
A boosting opportunity for students to improve their exam performance in AMC 10 before the upcoming official contests.
- Focus on exam practice and strategies
- Selected topics and skills that are essential for math competition mastery
- In-class Practice Tests created by AlphaStar Faculty (one test for each course) and video solutions
- Exam strategy tips to increase exam score and performance
- A discussion forum where students can ask questions to the Faculty and peers.
- Recorded lectures
Live mini-Booster Courses: Each live mini-booster course will have four 90-minute sessions. They focus on one or two areas of Math.
- (MC30B-A) AMC10 Basic Algebra Booster
- (MC30B-G) AMC10 Basic Geometry Booster
- (MC30B-CN) AMC10 Basic Counting & NT Booster
- (MC35B-A) AMC10 Advanced Algebra Booster
- (MC35B-G) AMC10 Advanced Geometry Booster
- (MC35B-CN) AMC10 Advanced Counting & NT Booster
Self Study Courses: These are from the 2020 Winter Camp. They contain all booster courses.
- (MC30B) AMC10 Basic Booster
- (MC35B) AMC10 Advanced Booster
The Math Curriculum at each level has four fundamental course offerings: Algebra, Counting, Geometry, and Number Theory. For example, MC25 level (AMC 8/MathCounts Advanced) has four courses: MC25A (Algebra), MC25G (Geometry), MC25C (Counting), and MC25N (Number Theory). Separate registration is required for each course.
Each course has 12 chapters. A chapter will be covered in a 90-minute live session. For each chapter, there will be Lecture Notes, Example Problems, Exercise (HW) Problems, Quiz. There is also a discussion forum where students can ask questions to the Faculty and peers. The same course material is used for the courses with the same code & name regardless of the term (Fall, Spring, Spring Accelerated, Summer, etc.) they are offered.
During the Live Classes, the Instructor will teach the Lecture Notes, solve Example Problems, and review some of the Exercise (HW) Problems. The lectures are recorded. Live class students can access the recorded lecture video in their course accounts within a few days after each live class session. Self-study class students will have access to recorded sessions from a past or current live class.
For each Chapter, students are encouraged to work an additional 1 hour to review the material and work on the Exercise (HW) and Quiz problems, preferably on a regular basis when the material is taught fresh. However, there is no deadline for HW and Quizzes, hence the students can take and submit them whenever they want during the 1 year time after the course enrollment. There will be a Final Exam that students can take online anytime after going through all the course material.
To see the differences and similarities between fundamental and booster courses please check the following table
|Fundamental Courses||Booster Courses|
|Curriculum||All topics||Selected topics and problem solving|
|Focus||Mastery of the Topics||Exam Strategies|
|Number of 90-minute Sessions||12 sessions*||2 sessions x 6 days (AMC 8 Booster)
4 sessions (AMC 10 mini-Booster)
4 sessions x 6 days (AMC 10 Booster)
4 sessions x 6 days (AIME Booster)
|Homework/Quiz||12 (one per session)||None|
|Exams||Final Exam (not in class)||3 Practice Tests (AMC 8)
1 Practice Test ** (AMC 10 mini-Booster)
3 Practice Tests (AMC 10 Booster)
2 Practice Tests (AIME)
(**: Not in class)