A* Math program offers competition training programs via weekly Fall/Spring courses and Summer/Winter camps. The program trains students towards prestigious math competitions such as MathCounts, American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8/10/12, American Invitational Math Exam (AIME), and USA Math Olympiads (USA(J)MO).
A* Math curriculum is aligned with the curriculum of these competitions.
Instructors
Courses are taught by A* Faculty who have participation/coaching experience in National and International Math competitions and olympiads such as USA Math Olympiads (USAMO) and the International Math Olympiads (IMO).
Levels
 PreMathCounts
 AMC8 / MathCounts
 AMC10/12
 AIME
 USA(J)MO
For Fall/Spring semesters, each level is further split into basic and advanced levels. Basic levels are for students who are new to that level whereas advanced levels are for students with prior experience in that level.
Four Seasons
To see the difference and similarities among Fall / Spring courses, and Summer / Winter camps please check the following table
Fall  Spring  Summer  Winter  

Curriculum  1st half of the curriculum  2nd half of the curriculum  Whole curriculum  Selected topics 
Problem Set Used  Fall problem set  Spring problem set  Summer problem set  Winter problem set 
Number of Sessions / Days  12 sessions  12 sessions  15 days  6 days 
Length of Classes  2 hours per session  2 hours per session  6 hours per day  6 hours per day 
Homework  Weekly  Weekly  None  None 
Number of Practice Exams  3  3  2  2 
Most Focus on  Problem solving techniques  Problem solving techniques  Fundamentals and Theory  Test taking strategies 
A* Math Courses Comparison Table
Please click on the course links below to see further details, and available sections.
Course  Grades  Short Description  Target Contests  Who Should Take  Who Should Skip  Diagnostic Exam 

PreMathCounts Basic  35  For students in grades 35 who are new to math competitions. 

 
PreMathCounts Advanced  46  For students in grades 46 who have prior experience in elementary school math competitions. 



AMC 8 / MathCounts Basic  68  For middle school students who are new to MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions. 

 
AMC 8 / MathCounts Advanced  68  For middle school students who have prior experience in MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions. 



AMC 10/12 Basic  610  For students who are new to AMC 10/12 competitions. 

 
AMC 10/12 Advanced  612  For students who have prior experience in AMC 10/12 competitions. 



AIME Basic  612  For students who are comfortable with AMC 10/12 problems but are new to AIME competition. 

 
AIME Advanced  612  For students who have prior experience in AIME competition. 



USA(J)MO Basic  612  An introductory proof writing course appropriate for students who are confident about USAJMO/USAMO qualification and are willing to work one hour on a single math Olympiad problem. 

 
USA(J)MO Advanced  612  A second level course in proof problems appropriate for students who are comfortable with easy proof problems. 

