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.
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).
- AMC8 / MathCounts
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.
To see the difference and similarities among Fall / Spring courses, and Summer / Winter camps please check the following table
|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|
|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|
|Pre-MathCounts Basic||3-5||For students in grades 3-5 who are new to math competitions.|
|Pre-MathCounts Advanced||4-6||For students in grades 4-6 who have prior experience in elementary school math competitions.||
|AMC 8 / MathCounts Basic||6-8||For middle school students who are new to MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions.|
|AMC 8 / MathCounts Advanced||6-8||For middle school students who have prior experience in MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions.||
|AMC 10/12 Basic||6-10||For students who are new to AMC 10/12 competitions.|
|AMC 10/12 Advanced||6-12||For students who have prior experience in AMC 10/12 competitions.||
|AIME Basic||6-12||For students who are comfortable with AMC 10/12 problems but are new to AIME competition.|
|AIME Advanced||6-12||For students who have prior experience in AIME competition.||
|USA(J)MO Basic||6-12||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||6-12||A second level course in proof problems appropriate for students who are comfortable with easy proof problems.||